CliQr is a vendor that offers broad cloud-management solutions. The company has existed for a few years, and has had a couple of changes of direction in that time. Its focus now, however, is firmly on delivering a solution that helps organizations wrap the entirety of their infrastructure with a control fabric. The reasons for this focus are simple to understand: organizations increasingly use a plethora of different approaches towards their infrastructure. They might have some mainframe applications, some on-premises apps, some client/server technologies, and finally some applications built in “cloud native” ways and leveraging public or private clouds. While this diversity of infrastructure gives organizations great flexibility, it also increases complexity. Thus, a solution that manages the breadth or an organizations’ infrastructure becomes increasingly attractive.
Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.