TierOne and Cloud9 Deliver Software as a Service to Jisc Commercial

Evolving from ISV to Software as a Service (SaaS) provider


When Jiscom a wholly owned subsidiary of the Jisc Group, who own and operate the Joint Academic Network (Janet) needed to move to a real-time service creation model, they selected TierOne as the software vendor of choice to help achieve their objective to improve their quote to cash cycles.

Jiscom wanted to consume TierOne Software as a Service rather than a traditional perpetual licensing model. To do this, TierOne needed to work with a Cloud Service Provider experienced in the evolutionary process of moving from pure ISV to Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery as well as one that could deliver this on the Janet network. Cloud9enterprise were selected by TierOne to design and deliver the Software as a Service (SaaS) platform.

2016 has been a year of growth for TierOne, fuelled by industry-recognized innovation and technical leadership in providing a customer centric combined Service Assurance and Service Fulfilment solution with the NETPortal™ Digital Eco-System. To offer NETPortal as a service to customers was of strategic importance to us. In Cloud9 we found infrastructure, tools and expertise to take our solution to market as a Software as a Service offerng. Jiscom benefited from a turn key solution for quote to cash that is available without the protracted deployment period prevalent in our industry”
Paul Vedam, CEO, TierOne

“Taking TierOne on a SaaS model delivers real innovation quickly and without any major internal ICT implications or resource requirements. We pay for what we use, but benefit from the service right away. We recommended the Cloud9 platform to TierOne as one of our premier managed Cloud partners and we are delighted to see this partnership working so well.”
Fred Walker, VP Sales and Business Development, Jiscom

“This is a great 3-way partnership, and a growing theme in our relationship with Jiscom as we support them and their “Alternative Network” solution to UK Government and Janet connected customers. Similarly, we’ve also worked with a number of ISV’s as the transition from software vendor to SaaS provider requires different skills, knowledge and focus, which is where the Cloud9 architects come into their own”
Michael Owen – Sales Director, Cloud9enterprise


TierOne OSS Technologies Inc.

TierOne provides communication and media companies with critical enabling technology allowing them to rapidly generate new revenues from digital services.
TierOne Media Contact: Maddie Quinn-Smith, mquinn-smith@tieroneoss.com
5925 Airport Road, Suite 905, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4V 1W1


The commercial arm of the Jisc group who own and operate the Janet network. Jiscom puts the power of the Janet network at your fingertips via its “Alternative Network” approach , providing a private cloud infrastructure for public and private enterprises alike.
Jiscom Media Contact:
Tracy Monday, Tracy.Monday@jiscom.uk

Cloud9 Enterprise

The Managed Cloud Service Provider of choice for Jiscom and the JANET network, deliver a full service portfolio from Infrastructure, Platforms, SaaS and highly optimised VDI. Cloud9 also delivers full Back-up, DR and Business Continuity solutions. Available to public sector customer via G-Cloud
Cloud9 Media Contact:
Michael Owen, mowen@cloud9enterprise.co.uk