CloudOne Introduces Managed Services, SaaS Software Support for Public Sector Customers

CloudOne, an IBM Premier Business Partner, said today 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,” Randy Seager, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, CloudOne, said in a media statement. “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.”

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