The Emphasys Group Joins The CloudOne Consortium Bringing Depth of ALM Consulting Experience

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CloudOne, the first to offer IBM Rational Jazz products in the Cloud through Software as a Service, and The Emphasys Group, a high-value consulting firm specializing in Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) services and solutions, today announced that The Emphasys Group 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 The Emphasys Group, a high-value consulting firm specializing in Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) services and solutions, today announced that The Emphasys Group 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 Emphasys Group’s goal is to drive enterprise-wide excellence in software and systems development and delivery,” said John P. McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of CloudOne. “It is incredibly exciting to match up the skills and experience of CloudOne with such an outstanding organization.”

"In the past couple of years, we have seen a dramatic shift in how development teams collaborate. Teams are more distributed, processes are more agile and adaptable, network security concerns are on the rise, and tools are rapidly evolving.” says Craig Rudman, Senior Consultant and Principal for The Emphasys Group. “Our clients are increasingly looking for solutions that can adapt and to these conditions, and they are increasingly relying on solution providers who can bring skills to the table that are sufficiently sophisticated to address these concerns. CloudOne's infrastructure -- offering Software as a Service in the Cloud -- greatly enhances our ability to meet this growing demand."

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. To learn more, please visit http://OnCloudOne.net

About The Emphasys Group
The Emphasys Group is a high-value consulting firm specializing in Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) services and solutions. Their goal is to drive enterprise-wide excellence in software and systems development and delivery. Their solutions help optimize your development and delivery through consulting services and training in conjunction with select software packages offered through our strategic technology partnerships.

All products mentioned in the release are trademarks or registered trademarks of CloudOne. All other trademarks, trade names, and/or product names are used solely for the purpose of identification and are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contacts:
Jim Bentz, VP Sales and Marketing
CloudOne
Jim(dot)Bentz(at)OnCloudOne(dot)net
312-752-6325

Craig Rudman, Managing Partner
The Emphasys Group
craigr(at)emphasysgrp(dot)com

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