Cisco Buys CliQr for $260M to Bolster Cloud App Deployments

CliQr has made headlines over the past few months for emerging as the go-to source for rapidly deploying cloud applications across public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures.
As a result, Cisco has agreed to preliminary terms with CliQr to buy out the cloud deployment software company in efforts to integrate the CliQr solution into Cisco’s cloud offerings.
This may not come as a surprise to some, as CliQr has steadily become engrained in the Cisco ecosystem for quite some time. CliQr already integrates with Cisco’s data center switching and cloud solutions, including Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco’s Unified Computing Systems (UCS).
One of the best features of CliQr is its ability to provide a “Profile once, deploy anywhere” solution for businesses. This gives administrators the flexibility to configure applications so that they can be deployed securely either on the public or private cloud.
CliQr provides your organization with the ability to bake in compliance measures directly into an app’s deployment profile. Errors in software deployments can leave your business vulnerable to attacks. By ensuring that your apps are packaged and deployed precisely to the specifications of your organization’s internal compliance measures, businesses win because they can rapidly provide tools and platforms that will increase productivity while properly ensuring the security of the data inside the app.
CliQr’s one click management makes deploying applications in the cloud a breeze. CliQr’s intuitive interface also gives organizations the ability to optimize their hybrid cloud deployments, helping you select which data center is best for your specific workload.
“Customers today have to manage a massive number of complex and different applications across many clouds,” mentions Rob Salvagno, the VP of Cisco’s Corporate Development division.
“With CliQr, Cisco will be able to help our customers realize the promise of the cloud and easily manage the lifecycle of their applications on any hybrid cloud environment,” adds Salvagno.
Want to learn more about CliQr? Visit the CliQr website to discover how your business can secure deploy applications across public, private and hybrid cloud environments.