CloudOne Names New Chief Executive Officer

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The Board of Directors of CloudOne, the first to offer IBM Rational Jazz products in the Cloud through Software as a Service, today announced John P. McDonald has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

The Board of Directors of CloudOne, the first to offer IBM Rational Jazz products in the Cloud through Software as a Service, today announced John P. McDonald has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

“In my 35-plus years in the solutions development industry I have never been more pleased, or excited, with a decision than the one John made to accept his new position as CEO,” said Paul Young, Chairman of the Board of CloudOne. “Rarely does a company have an opportunity to be led by an individual with the Fortune 50 experience that John brings – with 20 years of experience in both the technical and managerial aspects of what is now called the ‘Software Factory’.“

“John’s had an incalculable positive impact on our company from his first day as our former Vice President of Technical sales,” said Sean Young, CloudOne’s Chief Operations Officer. “John’s technical capability, leadership skills, and industry knowledge make him the perfect choice as the CEO of CloudOne. We are all very excited to give him this opportunity to lead CloudOne.”

“I believe with all my heart in what CloudOne is working to achieve,” said John P. McDonald, the newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer of CloudOne. “I am humbled by the opportunity to help this talented team in the mission of Jazz Everywhere, and will do my best every day to live up to the trust and confidence placed in me by CloudOne’s people.”

CloudOne offers IBM Rational Jazz products in the Cloud through Software as a Service.
Cloud Computing is a model where hardware server capacity is provided to users, computers and devices over the Internet. Much like public utilities provide electricity, phone service or water, Cloud Computing provides servers, applications and databases over the “pipe” of the internet. Cloud shifts the burden of maintenance and operation of computer servers to a utility-like model so organizations can focus on what makes them unique and great.

Software as a Service, sometimes shortened to “SaaS”, is a method of software deployment where a provider offers licenses to an application or tool for use on-demand, either as a timed subscription or “pay-as-you-go”. The tool or application is usually over provided the Internet using Internet standards for security and access.

CloudOne is the only company that offers Rational Jazz tools through Cloud and Software as a Service. Together, customers can scale both hardware and software up and down as they need, and their costs scale with it. It’s the best of both worlds.

About CloudOne
Based in suburban Chicago, Illinois, CloudOne makes IBM Rational technology easy-to-deploy and affordable for everyone - particularly for small and medium-sized organizations. Their unique Software-as-a-Service license model, coupled with cloud-based delivery of software from their own data center speeds up the deployment of Rational solutions with no up-front capital investments for hardware or software, allowing customers to “pay by the drink” on a monthly subscription model. This saves money on infrastructure, staffing and configuration costs, while facilitating the move to cutting-edge IBM Rational technology and distributed, Agile development.

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