Mercury Consulting Joins the CloudOne Consortium

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CloudOne, the first to offer IBM Rational Jazz products in the Cloud through Software as a Service, and Mercury Consulting Corporation, a full-service technology consulting firm, today announced that Mercury Consulting would join the CloudOne Consortium, a group of IBM Rational Business Partners at the forefront of bringing Cloud and Software as a Service delivery of IBM Rational products to the marketplace.

CloudOne, the first to offer IBM Rational Jazz products in the Cloud through Software as a Service, and Mercury Consulting Corporation, a full-service technology consulting firm, today announced that Mercury Consulting would join the CloudOne Consortium, a group of IBM Rational Business Partners at the forefront of bringing Cloud and Software as a Service delivery of IBM Rational products to the marketplace.

“The unique strength of Mercury Consulting is their deep experience in collaboration,” said John P. McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of CloudOne. “We’ve found that though most organizations want to adopt Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management, or C/ALM, they have no real knowledge of how to collaborate within the software factory. We are very pleased that Mercury will bring this depth of knowledge and skill to the Rational partner community.”

“We have worked very closely with CloudOne’s management team over the last several months”, said Robert S. Kaput, Chief Executive Officer of Mercury Consulting, “and believe that their understanding and approach to providing an off-premise development environment uniquely positions them in this emerging market. CloudOne owns and maintains their own infrastructure which we believe is far superior to other firms that use someone else’s infrastructure. We are very excited that CloudOne places within the reach of mid-market firms the significant benefits of C/ALM.”

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.

About Mercury Consulting
Mercury Consulting, based in Hinsdale, a Chicago suburb, was founded in 1990 as a full service information technology consulting firm. Mercury’s management team has extensive experience in IT management and consulting. They share common goals of providing high quality IT services to clients with the utmost integrity and of forming true partnerships with clients, vendors, and employees. Since its inception, Mercury has taken a great deal of pride in its long-standing client relationships and the exceptional caliber of its staff.

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