Appcara’s vision is enable the most advanced and flexible cloud platforms for application integration and mobility. The complexity of application development is increasing exponentially, so the new focus must be on streamlining and accelerating time to market for these highly complex, distributed applications. In addition, the problems of cloud platform lock-in must be addressed, so that applications can be freed to mobilize across public cloud services, as well as internal corporate private clouds. Finally, the manual and error-prone processes of application lifecycle management must be automated and simplified. Appcara has purpose built the AppStack AIM platform to accelerate time-to-market, by enabling simplified integration, migration & mobility and lifecycle management for cloud applications. Appcara was created by a group of cloud computing industry veterans in 2010 in Santa Clara, CA. The founders of Appcara have previously built industry leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing services such as the Savvis Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), the Sun cloud, as well as leading service provider infrastructures at companies such as Equinix. The company brings together a broad based of cloud computing, service provider and application development talent together to solve a critical class of problems in complex application development for cloud computing.