SOURCE: Cast Iron

December 05, 2007 08:00 ET

Magma Design Automation Wins DM Review's Innovative Solution Award Using Cast Iron Systems Integration Appliance

Leading Cast Iron Systems Customer Recognized for Creating Competitive Advantage Through Innovative Use of Technology Across and Beyond the Organization

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing integration appliance vendor, announced today that Magma Design Automation is the winner in the Enterprise Application Integration category of DM Review's first annual Innovative Solution Award, created to recognize groundbreaking solutions that provide clearly quantifiable business value. A long-standing Cast Iron customer, Magma Design Automation chose the Cast Iron Integration Appliance's simple "configuration, not coding" approach to rapidly complete a broad range of integration projects.

"This award was created to highlight elite companies that creatively implement technology solutions and the vendors who facilitate that success. These award winners demonstrated a level of technological sophistication and innovation that created competitive advantage in advancing their strategic goals," said Jim Ericson, DM Review Editorial Director. The 2007 Innovative Solution Award winners were honored at a banquet in New York City on November 14, 2007.

The Cast Iron Integration Appliance provided and SAP connectivity right out of the box. This enabled Magma to take advantage of connectivity, transformations, and graphical workflow rules -- managed from a web-based console -- without writing a single line of code. The appliance eliminated the need to monopolize already stretched IT resources and reduced the cost and complexity of the integration solution by removing the need to purchase, deploy, and maintain various integration components such as expensive integration brokers, application adapters, web servers, and an operating system.

After completing its initial and SAP integration, Magma realized that it could use the Cast Iron Integration Appliance as a scalable integration platform for many more integration projects. Winner of's "top customizer" award in 2006 for its multiple integrations using the Cast Iron Integration Appliance, Magma experienced many additional benefits, including centralized visibility with audit trails and proactive alerts on data and business errors, as well as the flexibility to easily adapt to changing business rules and escalation procedures.

"Driving Magma's search for an integration solution was a need to rapidly integrate the Salesforce CRM application within their IT environment," said Clarence So, CMO at "Integrating Salesforce CRM with additional applications and business processes rapidly expanded adoption by Magma end users, reducing IT costs and dependency on legacy applications."

"We're proud to have contributed to Magma's award-winning deployment of innovative technologies and their success in the marketplace," said Ken Comee, CEO at Cast Iron. "The Cast Iron Integration Appliance continues to deliver extensible capabilities and long-term sustainable business value for heavy users of, SAP, and many other leading applications. We congratulate the team at Magma on an impressive accomplishment."

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is the fastest growing integration appliance vendor. The company's flagship iA3000 application integration appliance has garnered Network Computing's Product of the Year for the past two years. Customers include Allianz, British American Tobacco (BAT), Emerson, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PGP Corporation,, and Tesla Motors, among many others. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Lehman Brothers, Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Peoplesoft, Siebel, Oracle, Vitria, and webMethods. For more information on Cast Iron Systems, please visit

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