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CliQr Brings Application-Aware Cloud Management to the IBM Cloud Platform

CliQr CloudCenter Helps Move, Mange and Govern New and Existing Applications on the Cloud

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/14 -- CliQr Technologies, the leader in cloud migration and full application lifecycle management, today announced a partnership with IBM that brings the power of CliQr's CloudCenter™ to the IBM Cloud marketplace. Starting today, IBM clients can access the CliQr platform to efficiently migrate and manage the full lifecycle of a broad spectrum of both newly developed and existing applications from any on-premise or cloud environment to any private, hybrid or public cloud, including IBM.

With CliQr's CloudCenter application management platform, application-aware cloud computing becomes a reality. Irrespective of whether an organization is starting from an on-premise storage infrastructure or existing cloud environment, CloudCenter makes it easy to move, manage and govern one or more applications across one or more clouds. CloudCenter provides complete portability and full lifecycle management that includes migration, benchmarking, deployment, setting and enforcing governance policies and ongoing management that allow applications to utilize the best practices on any cloud environment.

The IBM Cloud marketplace offers clients access to more than 100 SaaS applications, IBM's Bluemix platform-as-a-service with its suite of composable services, the powerful SoftLayer infrastructure-as-a-service and IBM's rich intellectual capital and deep industry expertise. This single online destination with a suite of cloud services delivers a new buying experience for clients that enables line of business professionals to deploy new services faster; allows developers to build them with greater speed; and offers IT departments more creative, efficient and lower-cost ways to deliver these services.

"We are pleased to continue working with IBM and their various cloud initiatives including the IBM Cloud marketplace," said Gaurav Manglik, co-founder and CEO of CliQr. "Our partnership with IBM provides enterprise-class customers a highly efficient way of accessing and managing applications, platforms and tools to streamline the adoption of new information technology approaches and capabilities. CliQr's CloudCenter platform working together with the IBM Cloud marketplace offers a complimentary solution that will be a part of unlocking the true potential of the cloud for businesses around the world."

To learn more about leveraging the CliQr CloudCenter platform in the IBM Cloud marketplace and to get started, visit http://ibm.com/cloud.

To learn more about CliQr's CloudCenter cloud application management platform, visit www.cliqr.com.

About CliQr Technologies
CliQr Technologies is a leading provider of hybrid cloud-application migration and management solutions. CliQr enables businesses to quickly and efficiently move, manage, and secure applications from any on-premise or cloud environment to any private, public, or hybrid cloud. Unlike other approaches to cloud migration and runtime management, CliQr's innovative CloudCenter™ delivers "application-aware" cloud computing that takes advantage of each cloud's unique best-practices capabilities. CloudCenter allows applications to decouple from their need to understand the diversity in each cloud's infrastructure and services, ensuring complete application portability and manageability across one or many private or public clouds. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with locations in Canada, India, and Czech Republic, CliQr Technologies is backed by Foundation Capital and Google Ventures. For additional information, please visit www.cliqr.com.

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