Get the hybrid IT advantage

Use Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr) to more securely deploy and manage applications in data center, private cloud, and public cloud environments. This application-centric cloud management solution helps you modernize your data center or add public cloud application deployment to your service offering.

How you can use CloudCenter

Deliver hybrid IT as a service

Deliver self-service on demand, in the data center or a public cloud, with security and governance. Automate DevOps.

Onboard and manage applications

Onboard applications to or from a cloud in a way that avoids lock-in and offers immediate workload management.

Deploy applications in an ACI network

Automate application deployment in Cisco ACI managed networks with efficiency, security, and agility.

Deploy applications in a UCS setting

Optimize and automate application deployment in a Cisco UCS environment as a foundation for a hybrid cloud. Burst capacity.

Powerful CloudCenter Features


Model a cloud-agnostic blueprint

Create a blueprint that works in more than 20 data center and cloud environments. This includes OS, containers, and application plus PaaS services. Combine infrastructure and app automation. Define management and scaling requirements.


Deploy on demand to a data center or cloud

Choose your best deployment environment based on price and performance. Select the optimal configuration by benchmarking multiple instance sizes in one cloud. Span data center and cloud with a stretched topology.


Manage with a wide range of actions

Apply lifecycle policies to promote to another phase, migrate to a different cloud, or upgrade an application version. Scale out to meet changing usage levels, or terminate to free up resources.


Centralize governance and security

Guide users’ placement, deployment, and run-time decisions from a single control panel. Set usage and cost limits for users, teams, tenants, accounts, or applications, with roll-up or drill-down cost and usage analytics and reporting.


Use enterprise-class features

Our scalable architecture works for small to global deployments at scale. It provides security across more than 20 data center and cloud platforms and regions. It is also extendable to use investments in existing IT operations tools.

What people are saying about CloudCenter

Presidio Networked Solutions

“CloudCenter offers incredible value in terms of cost, risk, and being agile - the three core-tenets of managing a robust IT environment.”

- Steve Hanney, Chief Cloud Officer, Presidio Networked Solutions

World Wide Technology (WWT)

“CloudCenter truly delivers on the promise of being able to put the right workload in the right place at the right time.”

- Joe Weber, Principal Solutions Architect, World Wide Technology (WWT)


“CloudCenter provides an excellent way to manage multiple cloud providers at the same time.”

- Jeremy Guthrie, Technical Architect, CDW

Upcoming live webinar

Hyper Converged to Hybrid Cloud

From Hyper Converged to Hybrid Cloud - 4 Key Success Factors
Tue 9/26 10 am PT

Learn about the 4 key success factors that make HyperFlex with CloudCenter
an easy on-ramp to hybrid IT.

Featured technologies

HyperFlex with CloudCenter

HyperFlex with CloudCenter

Avoid help-desk tickets and deploy VMs or full application workloads in HyperFlex Systems or the public cloud.

What's New CloudCenter 4.8

What's New CloudCenter 4.8

This release offers VM import and more powerful “day 2” management with user
self-service and hybrid IT simplicity.


CloudCenter with ACI

Get zero-touch integration and app-centric automation with network efficiency and security.

On-Demand Webinar: Lifehack, 5 simple ways to cut your cloud bill

On-Demand Webinar: Lifehack, 5 simple ways to cut your cloud bill

Learn about 5 simple and practical things IT can do to throttle a growing monthly bill. You can give users the self-service they demand in the cloud era. But that doesn’t mean IT can’t exert a little control.

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EMA Cloud Rants – Cisco CloudCenter

CloudCenter recently received the EMA Top 3 award for its ability to optimize cost across public clouds and the corporate data center. Watch EMA’s Torsten Volk’s and the CloudCenter team discuss how Cisco’s approach to infrastructure-independent application deployment and 2 day management changes the game.

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EMA Cloud Rants – Cisco CloudCenter

Implementation services

Successfully deploy and manage your CloudCenter use case with one of our three implementation services.

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