BlueLock may not be as well known as its competitors like Amazon and Rackspace for infrastructure as a service (IaaS), but the Indianapolis-based company thinks that if current trends hold, that may not be for long.
BlueLock continues to add customers, from Fortune 500 to small and mid-sized businesses, as it has seen its revenue grow to $9 million in 2009 when it crossed over into profitability on the back of a four-fold increase in revenue from the previous year. The privately held company expects to pull in $17 million in 2010.
Furthermore, they plan to expand their current data center by investing nearly $36 million, while adding up to 120 new employees.
That's not bad at all for a company that is relatively new to the cloud computing game, having switched gears from a hosting provider to a cloud provider in 2006.
Of course, that experience helped shape its knowledge and expertise about what customers need and how to deliver infrastructure services based on those needs. The big differentiators for BlueLock is that they don't believe in one-size-fits-all; they think in terms of customization. Need to spin up some servers right away? They've got you covered with their vCloud Express offering. Want to run a mission-critical application in the cloud? Their Virtual Cloud Enterprise solution is designed for such applications.
To learn more about BlueLock I sat down with Brian Wolff, co-founder and vice president of sales. Below is a condensed version of our conversation.