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#VMWorld: Visit the CliQr booth for a chance to win a home automation kit

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014

At VMWorld this year, we are thrilled to showcase a brand new, incredibly easy to use drag and drop interface for building application profiles.  Take a look for yourself: Building cloud-agnostic descriptions of your application architecture  has never been easier with this incredible new graphical tool.  To celebrate, CliQr is running a contest at VMWorld this year. The CliQr Multi-tier App Challenge We created a special game-ified version of this interface, which you can play in our boot at VMWorld....

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Data Center Knowledge: API Compatibility War Validates Abstraction Approach to Cloud Computing

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014

Demonstrating thought leadership is important to any company and CliQr is no exception.  Data Center Knowledge, a must-read destination for anybody having anything to do with an Enterprise data center, was kind enough to publish my  thoughts on the recent Oracle v. Google API lawsuit as it relates to some design alternatives for portability: “This development sheds light on the desire for users to avoid lock-in and have the ability to more freely move applications between clouds, which can be done more...

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Video: Cross #Cloud Bursting from #AWS to #Google

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014

The elasticity of public cloud is among its greatest strengths because it allows applications to react to load placed upon it in intelligent ways. One of those ways is to burst, whether from one region to another or even from one cloud to another. Regardless of the specifics, the trick is to set up rules in such a way that a burst can be triggered, ideally in a way that doesn’t lock you into one cloud or another. In this video demonstration, we show exactly that using CliQr. We’ll show how you can...

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Benchmark: #Helion public cloud instance types for #HPC workloads

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014

When choosing an instance size for your high CPU workload, you have an important decision to make. Do you want speed or low price or a combination of the two? How do you find all that out? Benchmarking. Benchmarking Blender on HP Helion Public Cloud As an example, we decided to test out HP Helion Cloud high CPU workloads using Blender, the popular open source high resolution graphics and animation engine. Specifically, we used a test workload with 16 different .blend files containing data used for the 3D rendering...

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Benchmark: #Google #Cloud Platform instance types for #HPC workloads

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014

When choosing an instance size for your high CPU workload, you have an important decision to make.  Do you want speed or low price or a combination of the two?  How do you find all that out?  Benchmarking. Benchmarking 16 Task Blender on GCP As an example, we decided to test out Google Cloud Platform high CPU workloads using Blender, the popular open source high resolution graphics and animation engine.  Specifically, we used a test workload with 16 different .blend files containing data used for the 3D...

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Video: Cloud-Agnostic Scaling

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014

As part of our App Store launch, we produced a series of videos that help people get started with CliQr during a Test Flight, highlighting just how easy our platform is to use. The last of those videos shows how to utilize our policies feature to horizontally auto-scale in a cloud-agnostic way: With public cloud prices and instance types changing as frequently as they do, portability is a key to taking advantage of future offerings. By auto-scaling in a cloud-agnostic way using CliQr, you can prevent vendor...

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