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CliQr Technologies Announces Breakthrough in Transparently Connecting and Coordinating Enterprises With the Cloud

CloudCenter Connect™ Service Proxy Actively and Securely Coordinates Interactions Between Data Centers and Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- CliQr Technologies, the leader in enabling business applications to be moved, managed and secured from any physical or cloud environment to any private, public or hybrid cloud, today announced CloudCenter Connect. An integrated component of its CloudCenter platform, CloudCenter Connect transparently connects and coordinates interdependent applications, data sources and services residing in on-premise physical or virtualized environments with those on private, public or hybrid clouds. With CloudCenter Connect, businesses can intelligently place and manage workloads and information where it makes most sense, while enabling these physical and cloud environments to transparently work together as one.

According to Forrester Research, Inc., "Forrester forecasts that the global market for cloud computing will grow from $40.7 billion in 2011 to more than $241 billion in 2020. With cloud computing attracting such high public attention, strategists are under pressure to craft solid business plans that prepare their companies for cloud market success."(1)

CliQr Technologies CloudCenter Connect takes cloud computing to the next level for businesses. It connects and coordinates interdependent datacenters and cloud resources including applications, data sources, and services such as integration with systems management tools, SSO, SAML, LDAP, active directory, license and printing services, and update processes. CloudCenter Connect provides process-specific tunneling that ensures secure connections between the enterprise and the cloud without the need to open the VPN or modify the firewall settings.

"Real-world enterprise-class cloud computing means being able to securely deploy and coordinate resources and services fluidly between on-premise and cloud environments," said Mr. Gaurav Manglik, CEO and co-founder of CliQr Technologies. "CloudCenter Connect is unique in the market and helps businesses take the next big step forward and use the cloud as a real, in-line operational tool."

While the promise of the cloud for businesses is real, moving the majority of their technical and line-of-business applications to the cloud has been slow, in large part, due to the state of existing migration tools and processes that have required costly and complex migrations, and failed to address important functional requirements needed to include the cloud as a transparent extension of a complex enterprise compute environment. Companies have needed to be able to intelligently decide and manage where to place and execute certain application, data sources and services whether in a datacenter or on a cloud.

CliQr Technologies addresses these issues, making it fast and efficient to move, manage and secure any application from any on-premise physical or cloud environment to any private, public or hybrid cloud without modification. On-board once and run anywhere; CloudCenter supports a broad spectrum of applications including big compute, big data, web apps, enterprise suites (e.g. Oracle, SAP) and desktop interactive, requiring no re-coding or creation of cloud-specific scripts or VM images.

About CliQr Technologies™
CliQr Technologies is a leading provider of cloud-application management solutions that enable companies to move, manage and secure any newly developed or existing application onto any public, private or hybrid cloud without a costly and complex migration. Unlike other approaches to cloud migration and runtime management, CliQr's innovative CloudCenter™ enables businesses to on-board once and run anywhere by decoupling a business' application from the complexity of the underlying cloud infrastructure and requires no scripting, recoding of applications or creating virtual machine images. Once on-boarded, CliQr enables applications to be benchmarked across any cloud or cloud configuration, optimizing price-performance by ensuring the application is running on the best cloud environment possible. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., CliQr Technologies is backed by Foundation Capital and Google Ventures. For additional information, please visit www.cliqr.com.

(1)Ried, Stefan; Kisker, Holger (April, 2011). "Sizing The Cloud", Forrester Research

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