SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

May 02, 2006 11:00 ET

Cast Iron Systems Announces Next Generation iA3000 & iA3000HA Integration Appliances

Award-Winning Cast Iron Appliances Now Integrate Applications in Days

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing vendor of application integration appliances, announced today the general availability of two next-generation integration appliances: the iA3000 and the iA3000HA. The Cast Iron iA3000 series is the only integration solution capable of delivering integration projects in just days and for 20% of the cost of software-based products.

Built on years of in-production experience and customer input, the Cast Iron iA3000 series extends the company's market leadership by delivering even faster, more powerful and comprehensive appliance-based solutions for data and application integration.

New capabilities delivered by the Cast Iron iA3000 series include:

--  Up to 5 times faster performance
--  Support for complex data validation scenarios
--  Sophisticated XML, Web Services and HTTP connectors
--  Support for data in any language (Unicode compliant)
--  Lights-out remote management and diagnostics
    
"We have dramatically reduced the total cost of ownership for integration projects by using Cast Iron's integration appliance," said Charles Soto, Director of Global Integration Services & Solutions, Motorola CIT. "The Cast Iron iA3000 is one of the easiest and most cost-effective integration solutions we have seen."

Leveraging all the benefits of the iA3000, Cast Iron Systems also announced today the availability of the iA3000HA for mission-critical projects, offering High-Availability right out-of-the-box. Traditional High- Availability solutions require a myriad of specialist resources and take weeks to assemble, code, test, deploy and maintain. Yet the iA3000HA can be installed in under 1 hour, ensuring no data loss and requiring no manual intervention upon failure -- a quantum leap for all mission-critical data centers.

"The complexity of today's software-based integration tools makes it impossible for IT to respond quickly to the application integration needs of the business," said Ram Gupta, President and CEO of Cast Iron Systems. "With the new iA3000 and iA3000HA, Cast Iron is changing that experience from painful to delightful by providing a simple, no-coding approach to integration."

"We're using the Cast Iron iA3000 to do in days what would have taken months to accomplish any other way," said Cole Orndoff, Vice President of Information Technology Services at Lawson Software. "The iA3000 has accelerated our CRM-ERP integration, increased efficiency and cut costs. Truly remarkable."

About the Cast Iron Application Integration Appliance

Cast Iron Systems provides an appliance-based approach to integrating business applications and data. The Cast Iron Integration Appliance is a purpose built, enterprise-class solution that is easy to use, fast to deploy and simple to manage. Using "configuration, not coding," it enables customers to complete application integration projects in days rather than months and reduce their total cost of ownership by over 80%.

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems consists of a world class team of experienced integration professionals committed to solving IT's application integration challenges faster and for less cost than by using any other solution. For more information, visit the Cast Iron Systems website at www.castironsys.com.

© 2006 Cast Iron Systems, Inc., Cast Iron, the Cast Iron Systems logo, iA, iA3000, and Integrate in Days are trademarks of Cast Iron Systems, Inc. All other registration marks are the property of their respective owners. Specifications subject to change without notice.

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