SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

October 17, 2007 08:00 ET

Cast Iron Introduces iA2000 Appliances to Enable Small and Mid-Sized Businesses to Complete Application Integration Projects in Days

Affordable, Scaleable Platform Saves SMB Customers' Time and Money on Initial Point-to-Point Integration Projects With Apps Such as or Oracle

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) - Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing integration appliance vendor, has introduced the comprehensive and cost-effective iA2000 appliance specifically designed for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The Cast Iron iA2000 enables SMBs to use readily scaleable integration appliances -- instead of custom code or third-party proprietary software -- to simplify their application integration efforts, saving both time and money in the process.

"Cast Iron's iA2000 is the ideal solution for integrating with our back-office systems," said Wes Benwick, president of Bennetts, a locally owned company providing office technology and services to the North & Central Florida markets. "While affordable, the Cast Iron iA2000 provides the comprehensive functionality we need and expect from an integration solution provider, allowing us more time to concentrate on growing our business and bottom line."

Like all Cast Iron product lines, the iA2000 provides bidirectional integration, in Bennetts' case between and a back-office ERP application. When an SMB needs to integrate multiple applications for multiple projects, Cast Iron's open-standards-based products and flexible subscription plans make it easy to expand to other product lines.

"More and more small and mid-sized companies that have historically relied on custom code to solve integration problems between any two endpoints are now realizing that manageability, scalability, and reliability issues can be better handled by integration appliances," said Ken Comee, CEO at Cast Iron. "The iA2000 extends the advantages of our graphical, 'configuration not coding' approach to businesses of all sizes."

Although built on a unique platform, the iA2000 shares many enterprise-level features with other Cast Iron product lines such as an unlimited number of configuration and monitoring users, 24x7 production support, graphical data transformation, content-based data routing, guaranteed transaction delivery, web-based integration monitoring, secure data communication, and real-time or batch integration.

The iA2000's integration capabilities include out-of-the-box support for XML and Internet standards as well as popular middleware and major ERP, CRM, database, PLM, project management, and legacy applications.

The Cast Iron iA2000 is generally available today and lists at a monthly subscription price of $2000, with introductory pricing of $1500 per month.

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,, Tesla Motors, and Thompson Tractor. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Lehman Brothers, Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced executives from Informatica, Oracle, Peoplesoft, Siebel, Vitria, and webMethods. For more information on Cast Iron Systems and the new iA2000, please visit

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