Cisco CloudCenter Overview

Cisco CloudCenter is the #4 ranked solution in our list of top Cloud Migration tools. It is most often compared to VMware vRealize Automation (vRA): Cisco CloudCenter vs VMware vRealize Automation (vRA)

What is Cisco CloudCenter?

The Cisco CloudCenter solution is an application-centric hybrid cloud management platform that securely provisions infrastructure resources and deploys applications to data center, private cloud, and public cloud environments.

With Cisco CloudCenter breakthrough application-centric technology, users
can:

  • Model: Quickly and easily build a cloud-independent application profile that defines the deployment and management requirements of an entire application stack.
  • Deploy: Use one click to deploy the application profile and related components and data to any data center or cloud environment.
  • Manage: Apply a wide range of application lifecycle actions to set policies to enable in-place scaling, support cross-environment bursting or high availability and disaster recovery, and stop the deployment.

Cisco CloudCenter is also known as CliQr, CliQr CloudCenter.

Cisco CloudCenter Buyer's Guide

Download the Cisco CloudCenter Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: December 2020

Cisco CloudCenter Customers

NTT, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), CollabNet, Pratt & Miller, PZFlex

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Sebastien Morisette
Senior Architect Principal Infrastructure at Intact Financial Corporation
Real User
Top 20
Jul 17, 2019
Provides a single pane of glass to enable us to provide infrastructure services to our clients

What is our primary use case?

We've actually used a private cloud within our company. Typically, we needed a single pane of glass to provide infrastructure services to our clients. CloudCenter is really at the center of everything we built for our data center to keep its initiative. We're really using it to push applications in DMS into the different clouds, as part of the recent additions of other functionalities within our five companies. Since we were an existing company, our customers are still waiting for the pipeline upgrade. A lot of the new features are really interesting, so we are trying to go towards a public… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Upgrades are very simple as well because they've allowed us to get updates directly in the CloudCenter Suite manager. If you need to do an upgrade to your setup afterward, you just push a button and it rolls out the parts and retires the old ones. It's seamless and very simple compared to what we've done before."
  • "The improvement I would like to see is not one thing particular to CloudCenter. I'd say it's more of a message that the system is still using a lot of the different products and if they would all just fit better together, they all could be faster together."

What other advice do I have?

I would advise someone considering this solution to contact Cisco and be briefed by their account manager so that you can see the full breadth of integrators that are available to help build it up fast. Don't try to take it upon yourself to actually learn all of this at a particular speed. Make sure you get the help that you need. Then you'll be able to be running fast instead of walking in six months. If you start crawling, start by walking and you'll be running in six months. If you want to have a return on investment quickly, you'll want to be able to bring it to production and have people…
Benoit-Leblanc
Architecte Technologies at Intact Financial Corporation
Real User
Top 20
Jul 27, 2020
Great stability but coming up on end of life and difficult to upgrade

What is our primary use case?

We're only using it because we create tenants and each OU inside of our company is with our DevOps. With CloudCenter, you are able to use their own VMs and manage their own workload.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is fairly straightforward if you have a basic setup."
  • "I'm not a big fan of CloudCenter. I don't have anything against it, however, the on-premise version has been so hard to upgrade and maintain."

What other advice do I have?

We're a Cisco partner and part of the board with Cisco CloudCenter and Cisco ACI, etc. We are using CloudCenter now, and we know that CloudCenter is going to be on its end of life by 2024. We're in process of looking for a new replacement. We're using the latest version, which is something like version 4. Version 5 is on the on-premise cloud-only, and we are not using this. We were planning to migrate to the cloud version, the faster version of Cisco CloudCenter, however, we just learned last week that the end of life was 2024, and so we've decided to not move forward in that direction. It's a…