LITTLETON, Colo., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluelock and tw telecom today announced they are collaborating to offer a complete Dynamic Disaster Recovery solution available nationwide. By combining Bluelock Recovery-as-a-Service with tw telecom's Business Ethernet-based Intelligent Network capabilities, customers can access affordable, reliable disaster recovery with an elastic network solution that aligns and scales based on customer usage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080626/LATH527LOGO) Through this service, customers experience a new paradigm shift for bandwidth services, and achieve secure, predictable network performance to a simple, affordable disaster recovery or cloud hosting solution. Bluelock's cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution offers reliable application protection that is easy to test, ensuring the ability to recover quickly and easily from any type of disaster. Bluelock and tw telecom collaborate to enable solutions for cloud-based disaster recovery and other general cloud hosting needs with VMware-based Virtual Datacenters hosted in the cloud. Bluelock Virtual Datacenters enable customers to access virtual resources on-demand that are scalable and compatible with their internal VMware environments and also offer pay-as-you go pricing to better align business success with IT spending. "As an innovator of cloud solutions, Bluelock has seen the headaches cloud users experience when their network connections aren't dynamic," explains Chief Technology Officer Pat O'Day. "We're excited to announce our relationship with tw telecom because together we have created a groundbreaking solution that makes disaster recovery in the cloud simple and extremely affordable. Bluelock's Recovery as a Service (RaaS) combined with tw telecom's dynamic Intelligent Network significantly relieves and effectively eliminates many of the cost, performance and capacity challenges that cloud applications place on a traditional network." tw telecom's Intelligent Network capabilities support enterprise connectivity requirements into new destinations with IT solutions that leverage improved business agility and resiliency. tw telecom's Intelligent Network allows customers to increase bandwidth on-demand or by pre-defining thresholds on the tw telecom MyPortal, giving customers the control they require when addressing highly dynamic disaster recovery scenarios. " tw telecom is excited to be working with Bluelock and their ground breaking service that truly leverages the value of our Intelligent Network," said Graham Taylor, Senior Vice President - Marketing, tw telecom. "Our customers continue to look for innovative Business Continuity strategies, and now by partnering with Bluelock, we can deliver a solution that solves the disaster recovery problem with a flexible, efficient and cost effective solution." To learn more about Bluelock and tw telecom's joint solution, please contact Bluelock at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://bit.ly/GzF9OV. About Bluelock Bluelock provides flexible IT infrastructure solutions with its Bluelock Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud. For companies requiring the ability to respond to change more quickly and get more out of their technology investments, Bluelock solutions offer scalable and economic alternatives to traditional hosting and disaster recovery for even the most complex requirements. Bluelock's unique customer approach leads to innovative solutions that offer unprecedented visibility and control, helping customers make better decisions about risk, agility and operational efficiency. For more information, visit www.bluelock.com. About tw telecom tw telecom, (NASDAQ: TWTC) headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information. SOURCE tw telecom
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