SOURCE: Cast Iron

April 23, 2009 13:39 ET

Cast Iron Systems Executive Simon Peel to Present at Cloud Slam '09

Cast Iron SVP Simon Peel Reveals How SaaS ISVs Can Use Cloud Infrastructure to Make the Transition to SaaS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - Cast Iron Systems, The #1 SaaS and Cloud Integration Company™, today announced that Simon Peel, Cast Iron's SVP of Strategy and Marketing, is speaking at Cloud Slam, the Cloud Computing Virtual Conference, along with executives from other industry-leading companies, including Amazon, Cisco, Citrix, HP, and VMware. The five-day conference highlights the research, developments, and accomplishments of industry leaders who are helping to shape the future of cloud computing.

Mr. Peel will present the session Getting the Most out of SaaS with Integration as a Service, on Friday, April 24th at 3:00 p.m. PT, focusing on core integration issues for companies during this rapid transformation of the application landscape. He will be available for a Q&A at the end of the session.

According to Mr. Peel, "The transition to Cloud computing is accelerating due to the economic downturn; CIOs are realizing that they can increase operational efficacy and cut IT capital expenditures by implementing Cloud based solutions. And while the Cloud offers great value with its low cost of implementation and ease of use, the use of Integration as a Service (IaaS) to connect SaaS applications with other on-demand applications and on-premise software unlocks much greater potential for Cloud ISVs and their customers."

In the session, Mr. Peel will show how IaaS is helping SaaS application providers solve the challenges of selling into the enterprise. By taking advantage of leading products, proven services methodologies, and customized sales and marketing strategies, SaaS vendors, VARs, SIs, and OEMs can eliminate the need to develop and maintain their own integration solutions and deliver low-risk, high-reward IaaS to their customers.

Cloud Slam '09 is a virtual conference, hosted online, covering technology, business models, industry experiences, legal aspects, research, development, and innovations in the world of cloud computing. Key topics include the benefits of an open cloud, the enterprise readiness of IaaS architectures, and the impact of cloud computing on application developers. To register, visit

Quick Take:
     Friday, April 24th, 2009
     3:00 PM - 3:55 PM PT
     Session Presentation with Cast Iron SVP Simon Peel

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,, The Sports Authority, and Tesla Motors, 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 Lehman Brothers, 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

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