CloudOne Expands Offering to Public Sector

CloudOne, leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), as well as an IBM Premier Business Partner, has announced a solution which will provide government customers with CloudOne Rational tools, while meeting the needs of Federal IT security policies and mandates.
This collaboration combines government-specific infrastructure from IBM, which is designed to FISMA-moderate standards, with the SaaS-based Rational tools and managed services from CloudOne, uniquely positioning the rollout as a consumption-based development and test environment for government clients. Apart from delivering more cost-effective software solutions, this relationship will provide solutions capable of meeting a smorgasbord of government specifications.
“The combined offering is the best of both companies. By building up from a strong infrastructure service and then layering on CloudOne offerings for SaaS licensing, as well as our managed services, we can meet the needs of clients demanding software development in the cloud with higher security and data integrity requirements. With this solution, many public sector clients requiring the strict security of a FISMA-compliant development environments can now get access to the Rational tools with the benefits CloudOne offers,” said Randy Seager, Vice President of Strategic Accounts at CloudOne.

The SmartCloud for Government employs a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS)-based architecture, which offers defined compute capacity virtual server instances with expandable memory, disk space, bandwidth, dedicated firewalls and load-balancers, and standard operating systems. In addition, it also offers a value-add set of software services to its users, including e-mail, real-time collaboration, and social tools.

Also announced at IBM Innovate, a premier event for software and systems innovation, was CloudOne’s new reseller program designed to enlarge the company’s global reach through its partner ecosystem. In addition to these two announcements, the company publicized that it has expanded its hosted SaaS testing program to offer performance, load and stress tests payable in hourly increments.

Founded in 2010, CloudOne provides a global collaboration platform with an economical, pay-as-you-go model. Their business concentrates on saving customers money with a scalable, on-demand, cloud-based software development environment. Customers include McDonalds, the University of California, Panasonic, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and numerous other global private companies and public government agencies.