ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - IBM Innovate -- CloudOne (www.oncloudone.com), a leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and an IBM Premier Business Partner, today announced it will provide its cloud-based Rational tools for government customers through IBM's SmartCloud for Government infrastructure. This solution combines the government-specific infrastructure from IBM, designed to FISMA-moderate standards, with the SaaS-based Rational tools and managed services from CloudOne, uniquely positioning it as a consumption based development and test environment for government clients.
This collaborative solution provides government customers with the CloudOne Rational tools while meeting the needs of Federal IT security policies and mandates. This relationship delivers more cost-effective software development solutions able to meet myriad government requirements.
The SmartCloud for Government employs a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) based architecture, and offers defined compute capacity virtual server instances with options for expandable memory, disk space, bandwidth, dedicated firewalls and load-balancers, and standard operating systems. The SmartCloud for Government also offers a value-add set of software services to users including e-mail, real-time collaboration and social tools.
"The combined offering is the best of both companies. By building up from a strong infrastructure service and then layering on CloudOne offerings for SaaS licensing as well as our managed services, we can meet the needs of clients demanding software development in the cloud with higher security and data integrity requirements," said Randy Seager, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, CloudOne. "With this solution, many public sector clients requiring the strict security of a FISMA compliant development environments now can get access to the Rational tools with the benefits CloudOne offers."
CloudOne, an IBM Premier Business Partner, delivers IBM Rational software-as-a-service, helping customers save money with a scalable on-demand, cloud-based software development environment. Founded in 2010, CloudOne provides a global collaboration platform with an economical pay-as-you-go model. Customers include McDonalds, University of California, Panasonic, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as other private companies and public government agencies around the world. The company is based in Fishers, Indiana. For more information, visit www.oncloudone.com.