Partners Consulting Services, has announced they are all set to implement open source software infrastructure from Sun Microsystems (News - Alert) for a new platform that is expected to reduce development and infrastructure costs for their clients.
Partners Consulting provides top-tier information technology solutions to its clients. The company’s specific focus is in identity management and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions.
A report from AMR Research notes that spending on GRC will increase by an estimated 7.4 percent to $32 billion in 2009. This number indicates a shift by corporations responding to security risks.
The new platform from Sun Microsystems will be delivered via the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). By running the open source software on Amazon EC2, infrastructure acquisition costs and hardware requisition delays prior to beginning a proof of concept or development effort, can be eliminated.
In addition, companies will be able to utilize the cloud for testing and troubleshooting integrations, thereby saving the time and expense of installing and configuring Sun software in their labs.
Jim Guinn, executive vice president of Partners Consulting Solution Division, said the company has been instrumental in overcoming identity management and GRC implementation challenges across a number of software bundles and architectural models.
This, Guinn said, has resulted in an increased demand for Cloud services from its clients and the open source software infrastructure from Sun will now enable Partners Consulting to quickly develop proof-of-concept and prototype applications.
This will be done by renting the computing power instead of buying it, which will help to eliminate traditional operational dependencies that typically slow down projects.
Companies that support the Amazon EC2 environment are also provided with the option to access other popular open source software technologies from Sun, which will also shorten product development and time to market. Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi