CloudOne Embeds WebLayers Technology in Cloud Offering

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CloudOne, the first company to offer IBM Rational Jazz products in the Cloud through Software as a Service (SaaS) today announced a partnership with Massachusetts based WebLayers Inc. the leader for automated IT governance. The new partnership will integrate WebLayers technology into CloudOne The new comprehensive solution delivers IBM’s Rational Team Concert, WebLayers’ Center as well as a Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management (C/ALM) suite.

CloudOne, the first company to offer IBM Rational Jazz products in the Cloud through Software as a Service (SaaS) today announced a partnership with Massachusetts based WebLayers Inc. the leader for automated IT governance. The new partnership will integrate WebLayers technology into CloudOne The new comprehensive solution delivers IBM’s Rational Team Concert, WebLayers’ Center as well as a Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management (C/ALM) suite.

“WebLayers is simply the best at giving everyone involved in software delivery the guidance they need to adhere to standards and IT governance policies,” said John P. McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of CloudOne. “Offering WebLayers through the Cloud and Software as a Service continues our drive for innovation in the delivery of technology for the software factory, a mission we call Jazz Everywhere.”

“Partnering with CloudOne underscores the importance of IT governance and the role WebLayers plays in its continue commitment in helping to mitigate the increasing number of software glitches through better governance, while significantly reducing the cost associated with institutional investments. This new partnership demonstrates the value of bringing best-in-class technology via Cloud and SaaS to a broader spectrum of organizations,” said Jeff Papows, President and CEO, WebLayers.

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, also known as “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 WebLayers
WebLayers provides the industry’s most comprehensive SOA governance platform available today. By centralizing policy management across multiple IT domains from SOA through mainframe, WebLayers substantially reduces the costs associated with I.T. governance. WebLayers also offers the largest collection of industry-proven policies, including extensions for industry standards including insurance, manufacturing and finance, which speeds governance implementation and enforcement from design-time through deployment.

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