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CliQr CloudCenter Application-Defined Cloud Management Platform Sets New Industry Standard in Opening the Cloud for Business

CloudCenter 4.0 Delivers New Levels of Efficiency to Model, Deploy and Manage Simple to Complex Applications and Infrastructure Across Any Physical, Virtual or Cloud Environment

Santa Clara, Calif., July 28, 2015 – Today, CliQr, the leading application-defined cloud management platform provider, announces general availability of CloudCenter 4.0. As a leader in helping global corporations model, deploy and manage one to many, new and existing applications across any physical, virtual or cloud environment. This release sets new levels of flexibility, visibility and control, making it easy for businesses to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud in critical enterprise environments.

“CliQr’s goal with CloudCenter 4.0 is to provide a cloud management platform as accessible, manageable and secure as even the best traditional IT environments,” says Tenry Fu, co-founder and CTO of CliQr. “For businesses that see the advantages of the cloud, CliQr’s technology makes the cloud accessible, secure and manageable whether they’re jumping in with one application on one cloud or rolling-out a complex, hybrid cloud-based ITaaS environment, including combinations of private and public execution venues.”

“Unlike other cloud management platforms that focus primarily on infrastructure, CliQr’s CloudCenter enables the infrastructure to dynamically conform to the unique type and needs of the application,” says Jeffrey Kaplan, managing director of THINKstrategies, Inc. and founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace. “As the gulf between application development teams and IT operations teams narrows, CliQr gives both a common platform that fosters communication and empowers DevOps to function collaboratively.”

Delivered as both a CliQr-hosted SaaS platform or a dedicated customer deployment, CloudCenter 4.0 is the result of working directly with customers to understand their real-world requirements for making cloud-based environments an integral component of their diverse compute infrastructure environments and strategies. Additions and enhancements included in the CloudCenter 4.0 version include:

Role-based Graphical User Interface

  • Streamlined User Interface: New, intuitive user environment with a focus on role and task-based naming conventions and workflows

Application Modeling and Support

  • Graphical Topology Modeler: Graphical modeling for simple to complex, new or existing applications along with required components and infrastructure
  • Services Pallet: Over 40 out-of-the-box and easily customized images, application services (e.g. AWS’ RDS, ELB and others) and containers (e.g. Docker), along with the ability to import custom images, services and common applications

Application Coverage

  • Composite Topologies: Modeling applications and workflows, including any combination of images, application and cloud services, and containers (e.g. Docker)
  • Cross-network Applications: Isolation of application tiers across networks
  • Expanded Repository Support: Supporting a wide variety of technologies, including S3, as well as HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols
  • SaaS Templates: Publishing and deploying SaaS applications within application profiles
  • Nested Templates: Reusing previously modeled application templates in other application profiles
  • Agent-less Orchestration: Alternative to current agent-based orchestration

Infrastructure and Cloud Coverage and Integration

  • Public Cloud Support: Expanded support for IBM SoftLayer and AWS GovCloud, and comprising 16 clouds total
  • Additional Supported Clouds: Support for Microsoft AzurePack and CloudStack 4.0, along with existing CloudStack versions, OpenStack and VMware
  • Converged Infrastructure Support: Integration with Cisco UCS Director (UCSD), providing application lifecycle management across converged environments – such as vBlock, Flexpod and VSPEX – supported by UCSD
  • Software-Defined Networking: Support for VMware NSX and integration with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) for one-click end-to-end provisioning of the full application stack

Unified Administration and Governance

  • Tag-based Governance: Ability to tag application profiles to automate placement, deployment and run-time decisions based on variables like geography, security, application version and user/user group regulatory compliance, such as HIPAA
  • Flexible Multi-tenancy: Flexible, role-based access control built on a powerful framework for accommodating multiple business units that can each be a tenant with sub-tenants
  • Advanced Reporting: Filtering by application, tag, user and cloud to assess incurred costs during a relevant time frame
  • Virtual Machine (VM) Inventory Management: Management and cost control visibility for VMs not deployed by CliQr

Security

  • Key Management: Extended administrator-controlled key management
  • Security Profiling: Controls for port and firewall rules at both profile and tier level
  • HMTL5 Remote Access: One-click access from any device with a modern web browser
  • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)-Compliant Cryptograph Architecture: Support for digital signatures, message digests (hashes), certificates and certificate validation, encryption, key generation, secure random number generation and more

CloudCenter 4.0 is currently generally available. For more information, visit the CliQr blog.

About CliQr Technologies

CliQr is a leading provider of application-defined cloud management solutions. Offering full lifecycle management delivered in a single, intuitive packaged platform, CliQr enables 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 environments, allowing them to securely move, deploy and manage new and existing application across any physical, virtual or cloud environment. CliQr’s patented and patent-pending technology and its global partners help dozens of leading brands in healthcare, manufacturing and technology markets manage their cloud application lifecycles in over 15 different datacenter, private and public cloud environments. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with locations in Canada, India and Czech Republic, CliQr is backed by Polaris Partners, Foundation Capital, Google Ventures and TransLink Capital. For additional information, visit www.cliqr.com.

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