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TechTarget: Cloud management deals validate enterprise adoption

Cisco said it will spend $260 million to acquire San Jose-based CliQr Technologies Inc., which provides a central platform to deploy and manage applications across cloud environments, including bare metal, virtual machines and containers. Cisco said it plans to incorporate this technology,…

Infotechlead: Cisco announces mass investment in Germany

Networking giant Cisco announced an investment of $500 million in Germany over the next three years, to help accelerate the country’s digitization. The program is called “Deutschland Digital” and focuses on innovation, security and education, Cisco said in a press statement. To read more, see the…

The Street: Cisco (CSCO) Stock Higher on Recent Investments

Last week, Cisco announced that it would purchase cloud computing startup CliQr for $260 million and buy Israel-based chip fabrication company Laeba Semiconductor for $380 million, Fortune notes. To read more, see the full article at The Street

CloudWedge: Geek of the Week: Gaurav Manglik & Tenry Fu

Let’s get right to it! This week’s Geek of the Week is a double whammy – Gaurav Manglik and Tenry Fu, Co-Founders of CliQr. For those of you who missed it (you couldn’t have possibly missed this news), tech giant Cisco announced…

Telecompaper: Cisco acquires cloud search startup Synata

Cisco has announced the acquisition of Synata, a San Francisco-based startup that it says will enhance the search tools of its Cisco Spark business collaboration service. Synata’s technology allows users to search both on-premise and cloud-based applications simultaneously from one platform and…

VatorNews: M&A roundup – week ending 3/5/16

Cisco announced its intention to acquire CliQr, a provider of application-defined cloud management solutions. Cisco will pay $260 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus retention based incentives. To read more, see the full article at VatorNews

The Var Guy: 5 Stories We Didn’t Get to Write, Week of March 4

Cisco announces acquisitions in cloud and networking: On Tuesday, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) announced a $260 million deal to acquire CliQr Technologies, a startup that provides application management solutions for hybrid cloud environments. The two companies have already been working together, with CliQr’s…

EETimes: Cisco to Acquire Israeli Network IC Vendor for $320M

The Leaba acquisition was the second deal announced by Cisco this week. On Tuesday, Cisco (San Jose, Calif.) announced it would acquire Cliqr Technologies Inc., a privately held vendor of application-defined cloud orchestration platforms. Financial terms of the Cliqr acquisition were not…

Web Breaking News: Cisco Announces More Acquisitions For 2016

Cisco Systems Inc. is continuing on its acquisition spree for 2016. Last month, Cisco announced it will purchase Jasper Technologies Inc. for $1.4 billion. The Jasper acquisition will help Cisco customers connect and manage appliances, electronics and other items over the Web…

CED: Cisco Plans to Buy CliQr

Cisco announced its intent to acquire CliQr Technologies Inc. for $260 million and is looking for the deal to close in the third quarter this year. The CliQr team would join Cisco’s Insieme Business Unit.   To read more, see the full…

CloudPro: Cisco to acquire cloud firm CliQr for $260m

Cisco is to acquire CliQr Technologies for $260 million to strengthen its hybrid cloud management offerings. CliQr, based in San Jose, provides application-defined cloud management solutions for hybrid cloud environments. To read more, see the full article at CloudPro  

Infotechlead: Cisco announces new data center innovations

Enterprise IT major Cisco shared first of many hardware and software innovations it plans to bring to market in 2016. In connection with that, the company announced data center technology innovations in three key areas: networking, hyperconverged infrastructure and hybrid cloud orchestration.…

CRN: Robbins urges Cisco partners to move faster

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has told his partners they need to “move with tremendous speed” and that providing connectivity to customers is no longer enough. Speaking at his first Cisco Partner Summit as… To read more, see the full article at CRN

IT-TNA: Cisco HCI: Spring(Path) Has Sprung

Networking giant Cisco has been very busy the last few weeks, what with last month’s Mobile World Congressand the Jasper Technologies acquisition ($1.4 billion) and this week’s Partner Summit and CliQr Technologies acquisition ($260 million). While the kitchen sink wasn’t included in…

Light Reading: Cisco Buys CliQr for $260M in Hybrid Cloud Push

IP networks giant Cisco is looking to bolster its hybrid cloud capabilities through a $260 million takeover of CliQr Technologies. The privately held San Jose-based company has developed an orchestration platform that is designed to help customers manage applications across hybrid cloud…

Network World: Cisco winning business without bake-offs

In an effort to save time, customers are increasingly awarding business straight to Cisco without going through months-long “bake-offs” to evaluate solutions from various vendors, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said this week during the company’s reseller partner conference. These customers would rather…

TechTarget: Cisco NFV platform could become a ‘game changer’ for customers

Other Summit announcements included the $260 million acquisition of cloud management vendor CliQr Technologies Inc., based in San Jose, Calif. CliQr software lets companies deploy workloads without modification within and between public, private and hybrid clouds. Cisco had already integrated CliQr’s tools…

ARN: Cisco Partner Summit 2016: Cisco to acquire CliQr

Multi-national technology company, Cisco, has revealed plans to acquire application-defined Cloud orchestration company, CliQr Technologies. The company’s CEO, Chuck Robbins, made the announcement at its global partner conference, the Cisco Partner Summit 2016 in San Diego. To read more, see the full…

BCN: Cisco to buy cloud orchestrator CliQr for $260 million

Cisco has announced its intention to buy CliQr Technologies, a Californian start up that specialises in making apps run faster in the new bare metal, virtualised and container environments that are becoming increasingly pivotal in cloud computing. To read more, see the…

ChannelBiz: Cisco to acquire hybrid cloud management player CliQr for $260m

Cisco is acquiring CliQr Technologies for its application-defined cloud orchestration platform. CliQr’s technology is used to model, deploy and manage applications across bare metal, virtualised and container environments. Cisco will pay $260 million in cash and assumed equity awards for CliQr, plus…

Channelnomics: Today’s channel rundown – 1 March 2016

Daily tech news and analysis channel partners need to know now, including Dell’s financial shortfall, Cisco’s CliQr acquisition, CrowdStrike’s new partner program and more To read more, see the full article at Channelnomics

CDN: Cisco enters the hyper-converged space with HyperFlex

The internal innovation came from ASIC next generation switching with analytics, security and the ability to handle millions of IP addresses. The acquisition is Cliqr Technology Inc., a privately held San Jose, Calif.-based application-defined cloud orchestration platform developer that provided the applications…

CRN Australia: Cisco CEO: ‘Cloud is not what customers want’

Cisco chief executive Chuck Robbins has warned about the perils of pursuing technology for technology’s sake, with a provocative statement on what customers want from IT partners. “Cloud is not what customers want,” Robbins told international media Wednesday morning Australian time at…

Data Center News: Cisco flexes data center muscle with new offerings

Cisco is jumping into the hyperconverged market – and re-entering the storage market – with a raft of new data center offerings, including its HyperFlex hyperconverged systems. HyperFlex combines software defined storage and data services software with Cisco’s UCS To read more, see the…

Datamation: Cisco Acquires Hybrid-Cloud App Management Specialist CliQr

Cisco is bulking up its hybrid cloud technology portfolio. The networking giant kicked off the month today by announcing that it is acquiring CliQr Technologies, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of application-centric hybrid cloud management software in a deal worth $260 million.…

Fortune: Cisco Just Spent Millions on This Hot Cloud Startup

Cisco’s acquisition spree continues to roll in 2016. The networking giant said on Tuesday that it will pay $260 million for cloud computing startup CliQr, whose technology lets corporate software run more efficiently across internal data centers and public cloud data centers…

Infotechlead: Cisco plans to acquire CliQr Technologies

Cisco announced the intent to acquire CliQr Technologies, a privately held company based in San Jose. CliQr provides an application-defined cloud orchestration platform to model, deploy and manage applications across bare metal, virtualized and container environments. To read more, see the full article at…

Law360: Cisco Acquires Cloud Tech Developer CliQr In $260M Deal

Law360, New York (March 1, 2016, 5:17 PM ET) — Cisco Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire cloud technology developer CliQr Technologies Inc. for $260 million, the companies said Tuesday, adding to the tech giant’s portfolio a company in CliQr that makes…

Multichannel News: Cisco Paying $260M for CliQr

Cisco Systems is shoring up its cloud platform by putting up $260 million for CliQr, a privately held company that has developed a cloud orchestration platform for virtualized environments. To read more, see the full article at Multichannel News

Network World: Cisco acquires cloud orchestrator CliQr

Cisco this week announced its intention to acquire CliQr Technologies, a privately-held developer of “application-defined” cloud orchestration software for $260 million. To read more, see the full article at Network World

Silicon Beat: Cisco buying cloud startup CliQr for $260 million

Cisco is buying San Jose startup CliQr Technologies for $260 million as it continues to boost its cloud offerings, the San Jose networking company said Tuesday. CliQr was started in 2010 by a couple of former VMware engineers. It makes cloud-management software for…

SVBJ: Cisco Systems to buy Santa Clara startup for $260M

Apple CEO Tim Cook apparently isn’t the only one in Silicon Valley who thinks the current tech downturn is a good time to buy smaller businesses. Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Tuesday said it will pay about $260 million to acquire Santa Clara-based CliQR,…

Storage Review: Cisco Plans To Purchase CliQr

So far today Cisco has made a few announcements about expanding its portfolio, surrounding its switches and its new HCI platform. Now Cisco is planning on bolstering its cloud options with its intent to purchase the privately held CliQr Technologies Inc. CliQr,…

TalkinCloud: Cisco to Acquire CliQr for $260 Million

Networking giant Cisco Systems (CSCO) could be growing even larger following the company’s announcement on Tuesday that it intends to acquireSan Jose-based CliQr Technologies for $260 million in cash and assumed equity awards. To read more, see the full article at TalkinCloud

Telecompaper: Cisco to buy cloud startup CliQr for USD 260 million

Cisco has announced its intention to acquire San Jose-based cloud management software specialist CliQr for USD 260 million. CliQr provides an application-defined cloud orchestration platform to model, deploy and manage applications across bare metal, virtualised and container environments. Cisco said the startup’s…

Total Telecom: Cisco gets its chequebook out again

Cisco on Tuesday announced the $260 million acquisition of cloud technology company CliQr. The U.S. giant said that bringing CliQr in house will help its customers simplify and accelerate their private, public and hybrid cloud deployments. To read more, see the full…

CRN: The 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors Of The 2016 Cloud 100

CliQr developed a single platform for modeling, deploying and managing applications across physical, virtual and cloud environments. The company’s stable of reseller partners includes Denali Advanced Integration, Presidio and World Wide Technology. Public clouds operated by AWS, Google, Dimension Data and others…

CTR: How to Avoid Data Integration Risks in Cloud Migration

Data is the driving force behind IT applications, and that is why most corporations hold onto it so tightly. Better data is a competitive advantage in just about any marketplace and in any vertical. Because of this importance, data has historically been…

The Var Guy: Channel Partner Program Roundup

CliQr, an application-defined cloud management platform provider, reported that the number of new resellers enrolled in its channel partner program doubled in 2015. In addition, the company also appointed former Cisco executive Scott Mohr as director of channel sales, according to recent…

Sand Hill: How to Integrate Data Across Public and Private Clouds

Private clouds are a natural extension of the virtualization revolution of the late 1990s and early 2000s. They give organizations the ability to quickly create virtual machine environments, whether they run vSphere, OpenStack, CloudStack or some other technology. Ultimately, though, that private…

Cloud Computing: How the Hybrid Cloud Hit the Mainstream

Cloud computing is now the de facto standard for most businesses, and few companies are settling for just one or two public and private cloud solutions. Hybrid cloud computing has reached a tipping point for mainstream adoption, due to technology advancements that…

CRN: The 10 Coolest Cloud Startups Of 2015

CliQr, a Silicon Valley startup founded by veterans of VMware, has seen its business rapidly expand over the last year, with growth driven by the accelerating pace of hybrid cloud adoption. To read more, see the full article at CRN

App Developer Magazine: CliQr Offers New Continuous Integration

With the launch of CloudCenter 4.2, CliQr has integrated into its cloud management platform a Continuous Integration (CI)/ Continuous Deployment (CD) Project Board that integrates and automates the management of users, applications, and environments. To read more, see the full article at App…

BetaNews: CloudCenter platform simplifies application deployments

Cloud management company CliQr’s latest CloudCenter platform introduces features that help developer and operations teams simplify and streamline deployment of any application to any data center, public or private cloud. To read more, see the full article at BetaNews

Network World: Hottest Products at AWS

Amazon Web Service’s re:Invent conference is one of the premier public IaaS cloud computing conferences. Check out all the latest products and services vendors at this year’s show are announcing or displaying in Las Vegas. To read more, see the full article…

DevOps Digest: 17 Ways to Define DevOps

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry to define what DevOps means to them. The goal is to show just how many varied ideas are connected with the concept of DevOps, and in the process learn a little more what DevOps is…

Network World Asia: How to use application-defined automation tools

The cost and scalability benefits of cloud computing are appealing, but cloud applications are complex. This is because they typically have multiple tiers and components that utilize numerous technologies; as a result, applications can end up scattered across a variety of execution…

VMBlog: VMworld Video Retrospectiv and Wrap Up

CliQr offers full lifecycle management delivered in a single, intuitive packaged platform. And they enable businesses to easily and efficiently model, deploy and manage one to many applications, users, and clouds. CliQr’s application-defined technology de-couples applications from the complexity of hybrid cloud…

DevOps: Measuring the value of DevOps investments is still to come

DevOps practitioners have yet to see cloud application management as a category separate from configuration management and cloud provider services. One reason for that is because cloud providers offer in-house management tools. And many practitioners either don’t use such tools or rely…

InfoWorld: Where to start with containers and microservices

Containers get a lot of headlines and it’s clear why. For the daily lives of developers, containers are revolutionary. Much in the same way that interpreted languages enable greater productivity than compiled ones, containers save developers precious time by allowing them to…

BetaNews: CloudCenter platform simplifies application deployments

Managing development projects across an enterprise can be a complex process, involving tracking multiple phases and teams. Cloud management company CliQr’s latest CloudCenter platform introduces features that help developer and operations teams simplify and streamline deployment of any application to any data…

SD Times: CliQr’s new CloudCenter update automates Continuous Delivery

Today, CliQr, the leading application-defined cloud management platform provider, introduces new CloudCenter features that help developer and operations (DevOps) teams simplify and streamline deployment of any application to any data center, public or private cloud. Its unique, integrated continuous integration / continuous…

VMblog: Video Interview with @CliQrTech at #VMworld 2015

This year, we were excited to have the opportunity to meet with CliQr at VMworld.  These guys are at home at VMworld… some of their founding members have a VMware background. To read more, see the full article at VMblog

Network World: Video: The real value of hybrid cloud

Public or private cloud – why choose one when you can have both? Hybrid cloud computing is the idea of connecting a private cloud that sits inside the corporate firewall to some public cloud hosted by a service provider. To read more,…

Inc.: 4 Breakthrough Companies Driving Innovation In The Cloud

Today the cloud is a mainstream part of IT, adopted at least in part by more 90 percent of businesses, according to research conducted in June/July 2014 by CompTIA. Still, many are keen on focusing on the drawbacks of cloud computing, including…

ITBusinessEdge: CliQr Extends Hybrid Cloud Management Reach

As adoption of cloud computing continues to expand, IT organizations are starting to realize that despite the promise of the cloud actually managing IT in the enterprise is getting more (not less) difficult. Not only are there more applications and platforms in…

FCW: An explainer on containers

Containers enable developers and systems administrators to build, distribute and run self-contained applications. Experts say their adoption could usher in the age of microservices, a software architecture approach in which agencies develop small, lightweight applications that operate in system-level isolation. To read more,…

CIO Story: CliQr: Addressing Dynamic Customer Issues And Problems

Cloud computing is proving itself to be one of the biggest shifts in Information Technology (IT) since the Internet. Over the last four years, cloud computing has rapidly evolved from being viewed with fear and skepticism ina period of experimentation andgreat debate…

Computer Business Review: Cisco enhances SDN for next-generation data centers

Generally available in the second half of this year, the latest version of software for ACI deployments includes cloud management integration and multi-site support. The software brings increased operational simplicity due to heat maps, capacity planning and simplified troubleshooting. To read more, see the…

Talkin’ Cloud: Cisco Extends Intercloud Ecosystem

Up until now the Cisco(CSCO) effort to create an ecosystem of partners in the cloud through which it can federate network services has been pretty much been limited to provider of IT infrastructure services. To read more, see the full article at Talkin’ Cloud

TV Technology: Cisco Pursues Cloud2Cloud

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.—Cisco announced that it’s partnering with 35 independent software vendors to connect a global network of clouds into an “Intercloud.” The Cisco Intercloud Fabric initiative intends to support flexible workload placement and consistent network and security policies across public and…

Computer Business Review: Cisco pushes Big Data and IoT into the Cloud

Companies such as Chef, Citrix, Cloudera, Cloudify, Couchbase, Druva, Egnyte, Hortonworks and Informatica will offer cloud services through the platform. Cisco additionally revealed hybrid cloud software enhancements including new security capabilities, increased manageability across clouds and support for additional hypervisors. To read more, see…

ZDNet: Cisco updates SDN lineup, targets VMware

Cisco on Wednesday moved to round out its software defined networking lineup and strategy with a new release of its Application Centric Infrastructure, hardware and integration with Microsoft Azure. To read more, see the full article at ZDNet

Network World: Cisco has an SDN for you

At its Cisco Live conference, the company unveiled offerings to drive programmability across its product line to address the requirements of enterprises, service providers and mega-scale data centers. To read more, see the full article at Network World

eWEEK: Cisco Brings Developers into the Intercloud Fabric

On June 10, at the company’s Cisco Live 2015 show in San Diego, the vendor said it is working with almost three dozen ISVs to help create cloud services for the Intercloud. Introduced early last year, Intercloud aims to create a global connected network…

The VAR Guy: Cisco Snags 35 New Partners for Intercloud Services

Cisco Systems (CSCO) used its Cisco Live! 2015 conference to announced the addition of a whopping 35 new ISV partners to its growing Intercloud ecosystem, with the overall goal of boosting its cloud service offerings. To read more, see the full article…

InfoWorld: Review: CliQr clicks for cloud management

Deploying applications on IaaS clouds such as Amazon can be accomplished much more quickly than buying and configuring physical servers and networking equipment, but it’s still a lot of work. To read more, see the full article at InfoWorld

20 Cloud Deployment Mistakes to Avoid

On average, cloud deployments don’t go well. According to a THINKstrategies and INetU survey on enterprise migration to the cloud, 70 percent of respondents admitted they had to change their cloud design during the migration. More than half made adjustments within the first six months, 43 percent…

Fortune: Term Sheet — Tuesday, April 7

CliQr, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of hybrid cloud migration and management solutions, has raised $20 million in Series C funding. Polaris Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Foundation Capital, Google Ventures and TransLink Capital. To read more, see the…

Red Herring: Quikr secures $150m funding round

Cliqr, a cloud migration and management company, has secured $20 million in Series C funding, led by Polaris Partners. Foundation Capital, Google Ventures and TransLink Capital all participated. Cliqr plans to use the funds, which bring the company’s total investment raised to…

Xconomy: CliQr Technologies Lands $20,000,000 Series C Funding

CliQr Technologies is setting the stage for the next generation of cloud computing. CliQr enables existing business applications to fluidly move to and between any private, public or hybrid cloud without migration time and expense. To read more, see the full article…

Forbes, Ben Kepes: CliQr Closes $20M Series C

Fundraising news today as CliQr, the hybrid cloud management vendor, announces that it has closed $20 million in funding. The Series C round takes CliQr’s total funding to date to $38 million and includes money from Polaris Partners, Foundation Capital, Google Ventures and TransLink Capital.…

PE Hub, Alastair Goldfisher: Polaris leads Series C funding in CliQr

CliQr, a provider of a cloud-based app management platform, has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Polaris Partners. Foundation Capital, Google Ventures and TransLink Capital also participated in the round. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company has now raised $38 million in total funding since it was founded…

Funding roundup – week ending 4/10/15

CliQr, a hybrid cloud migration and management company, raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Polaris Partners with participation from Foundation Capital, Google Ventures and TransLink Capital. To read more, see the full article at VatorNews 

Fortune, Heather Clancy: Data Sheet—Tuesday, April 7, 2015

$20 million more for hybrid cloud manager CliQr. Its Series C round was led by Polaris Partners, and also includes more money from Foundation Capital, Google Ventures, and Translink Capital. To read more, see the full article at Fortune

5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, April 10

Each week Talkin’ Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. This week’s column features funding news from Domo,ZenPayroll, CliQr Technologies, Palerra andCatalyze. To read more, see the full article at Talkin’ Cloud

Var Guy: CliQr Adds Docker Containerized App Support to Hybrid Cloud

Docker, the open source containerization system, has gone into production on another major cloud. This week, hybrid cloud hosting vendor CliQr announced support for Docker containers on its CloudCenter platform with both command-line and graphical control interfaces. To read more, see the…

TechTarget: It takes more than brute force to beat shadow IT

When IT professionals consider AWS, one of the first questions they ask is about shadow IT — how much is the service being used, and by whom? The answer to the first question is always profoundly shocking, said David Linthicum, senior vice…

Sand Hill: Cloud Computing Predictions for 2015

Cloud computing continues to be a major force and 2015 will undoubtedly be a year that sees it evolve. Here are four predictions for what will happen in the cloud market in the new year. 1.  Hybrid cloud wins! Arguments about the…

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