LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SIS, a leading technology solutions provider, today announced that CloudOne in Chicago has selected SIS to deliver a flexible and economical platform for its market-leading IBM Rational development tool. CloudOne is the first IBM Business Partner to provide IBM Rational software development tools in the cloud through on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) licensing. SIS will provide hosting and additional infrastructure services for CloudOne customers from its new Managed Solutions Center in Lexington.
"We made the decision to partner with SIS because the company not only understands the IBM marketplace, but also has the ability to customize its platform and support offerings to meet our exact requirements," said John McDonald, chief executive officer of CloudOne. "Building our development tool on top of the SIS cloud helps us gain additional capacity, geographic flexibility and a path to faster growth. The people at SIS have also gone the extra mile to help us become more competitive in the marketplace. They have anticipated our needs at every turn and resolved problems before we even knew they existed."
The SIS Managed Solution Center is a Tier 3 state-of-the-art data center facility that delivers cost-effective high availability, managed hosting and recovery solutions. Through the Managed Solution Center, SIS provides comprehensive hosting and cloud offerings, including virtualization, business continuity, security, storage management, application support as well as systems monitoring and management.
"We are pleased to partner with CloudOne to provide the infrastructure that helps power its customers' efforts," said Steve Sigg, CEO of SIS. "We are able to provide this infrastructure on-demand and offer our services in a scalable model, so that customers only pay for what they use. In today's economy, organizations are looking for ways to operate more efficiently, and this type of technology model enables them to minimize downtime while reducing costs. It's a winning situation for everyone."
SIS recently earned the first IBM Cloud Provider certification awarded in the United States. SIS is currently the only IBM partner delivering IBM Intel, Power, and Storage platforms from a single facility.
CloudOne is the first and leading provider of IBM Rational development tools in the cloud. Using custom-built Virtual Private Clouds and innovative Software-as-a-Service licensing of development tools from IBM, CloudOne makes software development more elastic, global and economical. In addition, a broad and growing network of CloudOne Consortium partners embed CloudOne services into their own offerings to the software and systems development marketplace. For more information, visit www.onthecloud.com.
SIS is a total technology solutions provider serving more than 1,300 customers nationwide. The company offers hardware, software, technical services and consulting services and represents premier IT vendors. Founded in 1982, SIS is headquartered in Lexington, Ky. and has additional offices in Louisville and London, Ky., Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Charleston, W.Va. and Troy, Mich. The company was recently ranked the #1 Best Place to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management. For more information, visit www.ThinkSIS.com.
Patrick Cashman, SIS, 859.977.4793, PCashman@ThinkSIS.com