Create your own cloud: Siemens and Oracle present first testing and development environment as a cloud service

Siemens IT Solutions and Services and software and database specialist Oracle have jointly developed a testing and development environment in form of a cloud service. What makes the solution special is that customers can pick only those services they actually need. While Oracle supplies the software and the tools, Siemens IT Solutions and Services implements the overall application and provides all associated cloud services. Siemens IT Solutions und Services will unveil a pilot version of the new service on September 19, 2010 at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.

Everyone’s talking about cloud computing, but despite its many advantages such as predictable costs, online availability and scalability, many companies still know relatively little about this IT-on-demand model, much less use it.

To be able to offer its customers tailored solutions from the start, Siemens IT Solutions and Services and Oracle are providing companies with a corresponding platform in the form of their “Test and Development Cloud”. Oracle supplies the software and the application, while Siemens IT Solutions and Services provides the services for the entire testing and development environment. Using a web-based self-service portal, software developers can select the individual tools in accordance with each project’s specific requirements and flexibly combine them in order to get to work right away. Since the various services are billed based on their usage, companies save on the costs for buying and running the servers and development tools which would otherwise be necessary. In addition to saving money, cloud-based services are also ideal for managing temporary load peaks by using the provider’s IT services only for the time needed. Another advantage: The development environment for the enterprise cloud, characterized by flexibility and high performance, is available around the clock at global data centers.

Siemens IT Solutions and Services is an internationally leading provider of IT solutions and services. It covers the entire IT service chain from a single source, from consulting to system integration, right through to the management of IT infrastructures. In addition, Siemens IT Solutions and Services complements the portfolio offerings of the Siemens Sectors with IT solutions. With its comprehensive know-how and industry-specific knowledge, the IT provider creates measurable added value for its customers. Siemens IT Solutions and Services employs more than 35,000 people, and in fiscal 2009, which ended on 30 September, posted annual sales of around 4.7 billion euros, of which over 75 percent are generated outside of the Siemens Sectors. Further information at: www.siemens.com/it-solutions

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