IconATG 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 IconATG, the industry thought leader in information technology training, mentoring and consulting, today announced that IconATG would join the CloudOne Consortium, a group of IBM Rational Business Partners at the forefront of bringing Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) 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 IconATG, the industry thought leader in information technology training, mentoring and consulting, today announced that IconATG would join the CloudOne Consortium, a group of IBM Rational Business Partners at the forefront of bringing Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery of IBM Rational products to the marketplace.

“We deeply value our relationship with IconATG as our very first Consortium member,” said John P. McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of CloudOne. “It’s clear that the extremely high standards that Lou and his team operate within have made IconATG’s customers delighted year after year with the services they provide. We, in turn, are delighted to provide IconATG with Jazz technologies in the Cloud, through Software as a Service, and to join with them in our mission to bring Jazz Everywhere.”

“The offerings from CloudOne significantly improve the software delivery competitiveness of our small and mid-market clients,” said Lou Hawn, IconATG President. “For the first time, economies of scale and worry-free administration are available to all IT shops, allowing them to take advantage of IBM’s highly-rated Rational software development tools. Furthermore, with no expensive long-term commitment to licenses, companies can cost-effectively accommodate fluctuating staffing levels and changes to the business plan.”

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 IconATG
IconATG provides consulting, training, and coaching in software development process, best practices, and automation. Our mission is to improve the performance of your Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) by providing the guidance and practical experience to allow you to successfully adopt modern software development practices. IconATG has a nationwide delivery capability for consulting and training. Practice areas specialties include: commercial processes (RUP and OpenUP), Agile development, requirements definition and management, business modeling, user centered design, quality assurance and test, configuration and change management, tool selection and integration, Service-Oriented Architecture, security, and regulatory compliance.

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