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Bluelock Virtual Datacenters Enable Codesigned to Deliver Microsoft SharePoint in the Cloud

Codesigned Selects Bluelock, a VMware vCloud Datacenter Service Provider, as Its Partner for Hosted SharePoint Solutions (May 24, 2012)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 05/24/12 -- Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, announces Codesigned has selected Bluelock's Virtual Datacenter to facilitate the delivery of its hosted Microsoft SharePoint solution. Codesigned, a technology services firm focused on high quality, branded collaboration solutions, specializing in SharePoint, developed a multi-tiered environment using Bluelock Virtual Datacenters and spun up a full development farm, staging farm and production farm for its SharePoint Private Cloud.

"We wanted to find a partner that would provide quality of service beyond just the virtual hosting aspect," said Jake Weaver, CEO and founder, Codesigned. "Bluelock's Virtual Datacenter model provided us with flexible and agile IT infrastructure that we needed to deliver the service in a cost-effective and reliable manner. But what really made Bluelock stand out is their quality of support and managed services. We're able to leverage their team's extensive experience and expertise in the enterprise market. Bluelock consistently provides our team frontline support as we continue to optimize our SharePoint Private Cloud and serve enterprise customers such as WellStar Health System."

WellStar Health System serves a diverse patient population throughout Northwest Georgia's metropolitan area by way of more than 12,000 team members at five hospitals and more than 100 physicians' offices. WellStar's marketing department needed a comprehensive SharePoint solution with dynamic content, custom webparts, and manageable infrastructure to assist them in the launch of However, with an aggressive go-live date for the website and its IT department inundated with projects for several more months, the marketing department turned to Codesigned for the project. Because Codesigned's SharePoint Private Cloud runs in a Bluelock Virtual Datacenter, the team was able to quickly design and host a multi-tier farm to meet WellStar's needs.

"We are excited to partner with Codesigned to combine our market-leading cloud services with their extensive SharePoint expertise to serve their growing hosted Sharepoint customer base," said Pat O'Day, CTO, Bluelock. "This partnership not only validates the dynamic combination of the industry-leading VMware platform and Bluelock's secure and reliable cloud hosting and infrastructure expertise, but also our flexibility and scalability necessary to respond quickly to their clients' needs."

Bluelock Virtual Datacenters take minutes to set up, either through the vCloud Director-based self-service interface or with Bluelock's managed services team. Users can build new virtual machines (VMs) quickly from public and private catalogs of VM templates, or simply upload VMs they already have running in an environment. With Bluelock Virtual Datacenters, users can easily subtract and add capacity as they go, paying for only what is used. With the ability to upload and download any VMware-compatible workloads, users can easily migrate VMDK files to and from the Bluelock Virtual Datacenter. The solution is built on open standards with Open Virtualization Format (OVF) packaging for the transport of workloads and interoperability, with additional support for the VMware vCloud API.

To learn more about Bluelock or its VMware vCloud Datacenter Service and features, please contact Bluelock at or visit

About Bluelock
Bluelock provides mid-size and large enterprises flexible IT infrastructure solutions with its Bluelock Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud. 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. Bluelock, a VMware vCloud Datacenter service provider, facilitates a true hybrid cloud approach for IT departments and business units seeking choice, platform compatibility, and a proven cloud partner that focuses on each customer's unique infrastructure needs. For more information, visit

About Codesigned
Codesigned provides meaningful collaboration strategy offered in the context of its customer's needs and then applies appropriate business technologies and services that deliver measureable results. Codesigned solutions include private SharePoint clouds, consulting, portal migration and implementation, user experience and branding, collaborative websites, dashboards and analytics. Codesigned solutions are delivered on premise, via Codesigned Private Cloud Services and through mobile channels so the highest levels of collaboration can be achieved. For more information, visit or call 1-800-615-2170.

VMware, vSphere vApp VMware vCloud Director, and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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