SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

September 01, 2009 08:00 ET

Cast Iron Accelerates Data Migration and Application Integration to Amazon Web Services

Cast Iron Cloud Integrates Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud With Hundreds of On-Premise Applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - Cast Iron Systems, a leading SaaS and Cloud Integration company, today announced that Cast Iron is leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer customers a faster way to move enterprise applications to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). The Cast Iron Cloud, now also on Amazon EC2, enables customers to take advantage of the speed, reliability, and cost efficiency of Amazon EC2 within days. Cast Iron's preconfigured data migration and integration templates for hundreds of enterprise applications expedite customer on-boarding to AWS. The combination of Cast Iron and AWS give customers the ability to benefit from cloud services as quickly as possible.

"As enterprises increasingly look to Amazon Web Services for highly scalable, reliable and cost effective computing resources, services like Cast Iron migration and integration solutions provide an onramp to move enterprise data to Amazon EC2 and connect their enterprise applications regardless of where those applications reside," said Terry Wise, director of business development for Amazon Web Services.

Why Customers Use Cast Iron

According to Gartner, "The rapid adoption of cloud computing and SaaS-based functionality during the past few years, combined with increasing demand from end users for improved integration of business data and processes between the cloud and their on-premise applications, has created an acute need for solutions to address cloud computing/SaaS integration... Companies across all industries and geographies that use cloud-computing based business software functionality will... want to integrate that functionality with on-premise applications and data to improve multi-enterprise process integrity. Doing so can save money (e.g., by reducing manual data entry using a browser) and generate revenue (e.g., by improving customer satisfaction and competitive advantage by ensuring that master customer data is automatically synchronized between cloud-based and on-premise business software)." (1)

"The Cast Iron Cloud on Amazon EC2 fulfills these integration needs," said Ken Comée, CEO of Cast Iron Systems. "It helps companies quickly realize the benefits of AWS by providing preconfigured migration and integration templates that eliminate the necessity to expend limited resources on writing custom code, using complex integration platforms, or acquiring deep middleware expertise."

Hoover's Success in the Cloud

Hoover's, a D&B company, provides sales, marketing, and business development professionals with intelligence on U.S. and global companies, industries, and key decision makers, along with powerful search, sort, download, and integration tools to find and connect to people who do business.

"As the adoption of SaaS applications continues to skyrocket, the opportunity for Hoover's to integrate our business data into these applications is increasing," said Heidi Tucker, vice president of business development at Hoover's. "Cast Iron on Amazon EC2 enables us to provide our clients with real-time access to our information inside their CRM system and in other future enterprise applications."

An Expressway to the Cloud

"As the pioneer in utility cloud computing, Amazon is leading the movement to the Cloud," said Ken Comée, CEO of Cast Iron Systems. "The Cast Iron Cloud on Amazon EC2 enables companies to migrate their data and integrate their enterprise applications rapidly, no matter where they are deployed, and immediately start realizing the benefits of Amazon Web Services."

Attend the Joint Webinar

Cast Iron and Amazon will conduct a joint webinar on Cast Iron migration and integration for Amazon EC2 on September 24th, 2009. To register, please visit http://www.castiron.com/amazon.

(1) Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2009, p. 11, Gartner, 16 July 2009.

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is The #1 SaaS and Cloud Integration Company™. Cast Iron has thousands of deployed customer integrations across all industries and around the world at companies such as Allianz, British American Tobacco (BAT), Amerisource Bergen, Emerson, IBA Molecular, Krueger International, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PGP Corporation, and salesforce.com, among many others. All are benefiting from the simplicity, speed, and flexibility of the Cast Iron Integration Solution, which enables them to integrate Cloud-based and SaaS applications with the rest of the enterprise in just days. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Tenaya Capital, Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Vitria, and webMethods. For more information about Cast Iron, please visit www.castiron.com.

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