SQA (Software Quality Associates) Joins the CloudOne Consortium Bringing Software Quality Expertise

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CloudOne, the first to offer IBM Rational Jazz products in the Cloud through Software as a Service, and Software Quality Associates (SQA), an IBM Rational Business Partner focused on software quality assurance, today announced that SQA will 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 Software Quality Associates (SQA), an IBM Rational Business Partner focused on software quality assurance, today announced that SQA 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.

“SQA is quite simply drives innovation in software quality,” said John P. McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of CloudOne. “We’re really excited that they are now our partner for providing IBM Rational Cloud and Software as a Service to customers desiring the best testing and quality assurance.”

“We’ve already gotten such great support from CloudOne as a partner,” said Rob Lanza, Senior Vice President of Client Services for SQA. “Cloud-based performance testing – really, testing of any sort from the Cloud – is a VERY hot topic, and we’re leading the market together.”

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 SQA
SQA (Software Quality Associates) has a business model developed with one clear focus - software quality assurance. This unwavering approach has made SQA "the choice" to deliver flexible and scalable QA and Testing Services for a decade now.

Few firms offer such broad expertise in engineering solutions sized for projects ranging from small initiatives to multi-year, enterprise-level efforts - while also providing the pragmatic and “everyday people” solutions that all businesses depend on.

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

Rob Lanza, VP of Business Development
SQA
rlanza(at)sqassociates(dot)com

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