This is a guest post from vCloud Service Provider, Bluelock.

Bluelock’s new Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) offerings deliver the benefits of VMware vCloud® with the latest recovery technology for a highly reliable, testable recovery solution. The new RaaS offerings are a unique type of Virtual Datacenter that enables organizations to recover critical IT resources with increased efficiencies and complete effectiveness when an adverse situation strikes.

Cloud-based RaaS is nothing like traditional disaster recovery (DR) solutions of the past.  Rather than needing to install agents across multiple devices, Bluelock’s solution requires no application modification to obtain recovery protection.

Based on Zerto Virtual Replication technology, Bluelock’s RaaS offering is fully compatible with VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud.  As one of Bluelock’s Virtual Datacenter solutions, RaaS allows for a holistic cloud experience and use of the Bluelock Portfolio tool to accurately predict and manage monthly cloud expenses.

Customers recover into a proven, enterprise-grade cloud environment that supports and runs production resources successfully and because testing is easy, affordable and effective, you’ll rest easy with the peace of mind that your recovery will work when you need it most.

Bluelock offers two types of RaaS solutions, a “To-Cloud” solution for customers who want to recover VMware-virtualized workloads hosted in their own facilities and an “In-Cloud” solution for current Bluelock cloud customers.

Bluelock’s To-Cloud RaaS solution offers businesses running VMware-virtualized environments the ability to recover data to a proven, enterprise-grade Bluelock Virtual Datacenter. Designed for ease-of-management, testing and verification, this innovative RaaS solution provides effective replication and recovery for production applications.

Bluelock’s In-Cloud RaaS solution is the ideal RaaS offering for Bluelock customers with critical workloads that require geographically-separated recovery environments. Bluelock has integrated a complete set of technologies and services that enables a testable and verified disaster recovery implementation. Using innovative replication technology, Bluelock’s solution provides effective replication of production applications to a second Bluelock datacenter.

“Achieving and optimizing the appropriate balance between IT disaster recovery capabilities, affordability and risk mitigation is central to Bluelock’s RaaS solutions,” said Pat O’Day, Chief Technology Officer at Bluelock. “Bluelock’s 4-Series Virtual Datacenters provide an affordable and effective product for both Bluelock customers and companies who want to recover into Bluelock’s proven enterprise-grade cloud environment at a compelling price point.”

Bluelock’s RaaS solutions are available immediately. To learn more about Bluelock’s RaaS offering, please visit: