CliQr Technologies Releases CliQr CloudCenter, Opening Up the …
PALO ALTO, CA, Jun 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — CliQr Technologies, the corporate that permits applications to fluidly move to and between clouds, today announced the launch of CloudCenter, a distinct and robust cloud application management platform that permits businesses to quickly and securely deploy, manage and optimize the performance of existing applications on any private, public or hybrid cloud without migration disruption and expense.
“As a result of increasing size and variability of application workloads, businesses around the globe has been interested in the pliability and resources on-demand that the cloud computing has to give,” said Gaurav Manglik, co-founder and CEO of CliQr Technologies. “To-date however, many businesses have found these promises too good to be true. Migrating their existing applications have been costly and sophisticated, often involving cloud-specific re-coding, virtualization and, once at the cloud, sub-optimal performance. CliQr’s CloudCenter changes all of that. CliQr makes cloud computing a reality for businesses, enabling them to efficiently on-board any existing application onto and between any clouds. CliQr sets the stage for mainstream cloud adoption.”
While most existing enterprise applications are built to scale, the rigid datacenter infrastructures they run on aren’t. The result of this mismatch is that applications either experience poor performance by means of resource constraints or IT staffs must over-build their datacenters to deal with peak workloads. In line with Gartner, there have been almost 10 million servers purchased in 2011 and it is common that 75-85% of the datacenter servers are purchased for peak-load periods only. It is terribly inefficient and causes companies to waste billions of greenbacks every year. Seeming to the rescue the cloud. With its elasticity and talent to present resources on-demand, the cloud has provided hope for businesses hoping to get off the IT infrastructure treadmill.
While the promise of cloud computing is real, most cloud progress to-date was around creating cloud infrastructure, developing new cloud applications or providing packaged apps as a service on a cloud (SaaS); all of those designed to run on a dedicated cloud provider. While important milestones, businesses have invested in and today use millions of line-of commercial applications and relative few were capable of finding their method to the cloud because of significant barriers involving migration disruption, expense and unknown performance. Once completed, companies have to repeat these tasks and experience these risks over again so one can move an application to a different cloud sooner or later.
“We recognized early on that cloud computing could never be fully exploited so long as attending to the cloud continued to be a infrastructure-centric, professional services-heavy process,” said Tenry Fu, co-Founder and CTO of CliQr Technologies. “We designed CloudCenter to be an exceptionally approachable platform that appears on the task of cloud computing from an application’s perspective, simplifying on-boarding without modification and image management, optimizing performance and providing end-to-end cloud security for any business application on anybody or combination of personal, public or hybrid clouds. Beyond the easy notion of multi-cloud, CloudCenter abstracts away application dependencies from cloud specific APIs and pictures, delivering true and fluid portability between clouds with none additional migration effort.”
CliQr’s CloudCenter – Making Clouds Available to Business Applications
CliQr’s CloudCenter is the primary cloud-application management platform. CloudCenter enables any application to get to and fluidly move between clouds with optimal price-performance and without migration disruption and expense. CloudCenter consists of 2 primary components:
-- CloudCenter Orchestrator -- CloudCenter Manager
CloudCenter Orchestrator – Any App, Any Cloud
The CloudCenter Orchestrator environment is advanced technology that allows different applications to work with different clouds without either having to be modified for every other. A hybrid App/Cloud abstraction layer, the Orchestrator environment is made-up of 3 components; the App Orchestrator Templates, the Cloud Orchestrator and cloud-specific CloudBlades(TM).
-- App Orchestrator Templates. As an off-the-shelf template for every application architecture type, the App Orchestrator template collection is usual to and resides on all supported clouds. The templates enable a cloud's rules and behaviors for compute, storage, network and security to work optimally with those of the applying. The templates optimize the manner an application uses available cloud resources often resulting in a value-performance enhancement of five-10x in comparison with other migration tools or approaches. Templates provided today include Hadoop, High-Volume Batch, Parallel Computing, Web-Apps (beta), Cluster Computing and Multi-step Workflows. -- Cloud Orchestrator. Common and residing on each supported cloud with the App Orchestrator. The Cloud Orchestrator enables an application's rules and behaviors around compute, storage, network and security to work optimally with the cloud without modification of the application. -- CloudBlades. CloudBlades are packaged software modules that reside on each cloud and "snap" into the Cloud Orchestrator. CloudBlades are unique, cloud-specific best-practice implementations of a cloud's rules and behaviors around compute, storage, network and security. Public CloudBlades currently available include Amazon, HP and Rackspace and personal cloud support includes Openstack and VMware. A CloudBlade SDK enables rapid CloudBlade support for added private or public clouds.
CloudCenter Manager – Simple Management for the Lifecycle of an App on Clouds
The CloudCenter Manager application suite is an intuitive dashboard that IT end-users interact with to control every aspect of moving, managing, optimizing and securing their applications on clouds. The CloudCenter Management Services resides on CliQr’s cloud and includes:
-- Application Lifecycle Management - Enables businesses and independent software providers to on-board, test, run and turn between clouds with only a click. -- Policy Management - User defined policies enabling condition and threshold based alerts and automates the provisioning and scaling of cloud resources within a cloud and/or bursting to other clouds. -- Storage Management - Allows users to create shared, secure and persistent cloud storage and policies which might be set for syncing data between on-premise and cloud storages together with between clouds. -- Cloud-App Benchmark Management - Provides continuous price-performance and availability benchmarking between a selected application and its desired performance characteristics across various cloud configurations and different cloud providers. -- Cloud Accounts - Enables management of multiple cloud accounts and setting rules around both default clouds and cloud-bursting. -- License Management - Allows ISVs to create, manage and enforce licensing and support of hybrid pricing models in their CliQr deployed cloud-applications. -- Security - Provides a whole layer of cloud security. Data and applications are just visible to the top-user. End-to-end security includes data encryption in motion and at rest, secure key management and a safe private cloud service proxy.
Availability The CliQr CloudCenter solution is now available. Please try the CliQr demo video here.
About CliQr Technologies CliQr Technologies(TM) is a number one provider of cloud-application management solutions. CliQr simplifies the method of on-boarding, testing and securely running applications at the cloud in order that today’s businesses can take full benefit of the actual power and elasticity that cloud computing offers. CliQr’s CloudCenter(TM) solution delivers complete visibility and control over a company’s cloud environment, enabling the continual optimization of both runtime and cost performance of any application on one or among many clouds.
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, CliQr Technologies is privately held and backed by leading venture capital companies, including Google Ventures and Foundation Capital. To be told more, please visit http://www.cliqrtech.com .
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