One day before the Google (News - Alert) I/O developer conference kicked off, CliQr Technologies – which helps existing business applications move to and between any private, public or hybrid cloud – unveiled its CloudCenter product.
In conjunction with Google I/O, the re-branded company launched its cloud application management platform that provides businesses with a way to migrate enterprise applications to a cloud-computing environment and to manage those applications securely, Information Week reported.
CliQr’s CloudCenter solution offers visibility and control over a company’s cloud environment, which allows for continuous optimization of both runtime and price performance of any application on one or among many clouds.
What distinguishes CloudCenter from its competitors, according to co-founder and CEO Gaurav Manglik, is the fact that it doesn’t require modifications to applications that tie them to a specific cloud service provider.
“A lot of companies providing migration get you to one cloud, but you can’t easily go to another,” Manglik told Information Week. “We prevent lock-in, since there is no modification of the application.”
CliQr has emerged after spending over a year and a half refining its cloud application management platform and monitoring the results of early production customers.
“Clouds will change the way businesses think about interacting with information resources,” Manglik said in a company statement. “To date, we have experienced the era of Cloud 1.0, one app, one cloud. What is needed for the next generation of the cloud is for any app to work with any cloud or a combination of clouds seamlessly and securely. CliQr enables this new era of Cloud 2.0, and we expect it to be one of the tipping points for cloud adoption by global businesses.”
CliQr supports all of the major application architectures representing a broad range of applications, from compute-intensive to Web and business apps, along with supporting all of the popular private clouds such as Openstack and VMware and public clouds such as Amazon, Rackspace (News - Alert) and HP.
While large enterprises know how to virtualize applications and how to build new ones, they have less experience moving legacy apps to the cloud, according to Dave Bartoletti, a senior analyst in infrastructure and operations at Forrester Research.
Bartoletti told Information Week that while there are other companies in the space such as AppZero, Appcara (News - Alert) and RightScale, Cliqr’s point of differentiation is being able to move apps to multiple clouds.
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