SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

February 29, 2008 08:00 ET

Cast Iron Systems Introduces New Integration Appliances for OpSource Connect -- Enabling Rapid Integration of SaaS and On-Premise Applications

Cast Iron Launches Virtual and Physical Integration Appliances for OpSource ISVs to Securely Connect On-Demand and On-Premise Applications in Days

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 29, 2008) - SaaS Summit -- Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing SaaS integration appliance vendor, in partnership with OpSource, the SaaS delivery experts, today announced a new integration appliance for OpSource Connect™. OpSource Connect solves the problem of SaaS integration by unifying SaaS applications in the "cloud" with on-premise applications behind the corporate firewall. The secure Cast Iron Integration Appliance for OpSource Connect dramatically reduces the time and cost of integrating web-based applications delivered by OpSource with on-premise business systems. Using Cast Iron's 'configuration, not coding' approach, companies can integrate their enterprise applications in days. Whether physical or virtual, the Cast Iron Integration Appliance eliminates the need to purchase, install, and maintain multiple software components.

"We chose Cast Iron because they have so much experience integrating SaaS with on-premise applications," said Treb Ryan, CEO at OpSource. "Integration is of critical importance to our customers and their users. Cast Iron is a proven solution with hundreds of deployed customers that allows the rapid integration of SaaS applications with legacy business systems."

The Cast Iron Integration Appliance provides built-in connectivity to migrate and synchronize data in real time between all major SaaS applications, databases, flat-files, web services, and messaging systems, including salesforce.com, NetSuite, RightNow, Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, DB2, MS SQL Server, and Informix, among others, ensuring consistent and accurate data across the extended enterprise.

According to Gartner Research, as the growth rate of SaaS solutions outpaces on-premise enterprise software, integration is becoming more important. The appliance-based approach to solving integration issues is much more efficient than traditional custom-coded or software-based solutions.

"As use of SaaS broadens and deepens, products and services that integrate SaaS solutions with existing in-house or other SaaS solutions have become more relevant and more valuable to enterprises," noted Ben Pring, research vice president at Gartner.

"OpSource is a true SaaS innovator. We are honored to have been selected to provide our expertise in rapid SaaS integration to their ISV and web company customers," said Ken Comée, CEO of Cast Iron Systems. "The combination of OpSource's powerful web operations and Cast Iron's rapid integration solution will finally blur the lines between SaaS and on-premise systems."

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is the fastest growing SaaS application 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), Dow Jones, Emerson, NetSuite, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PGP Corporation, Siemens, 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 www.castiron.com.

About OpSource

OpSource™ delivers Web applications and software-as-a-service for on-demand companies, with hundreds of applications, millions of users and billions of transactions supported daily. OpSource On-Demand, the leading platform for Web application delivery, is defining how Web-based software is delivered. By choosing OpSource as their Web application delivery partner, companies are freed from investing in and managing the complex and costly infrastructure and services necessary to deliver applications over the Web. They can instead focus their resources on developing, marketing and selling their applications and services. OpSource On-Demand is suitable for companies at any stage of growth, with any type of on-demand application. OpSource is the only company to offer Success-Based Pricing(SM), a unit-based pricing model that allows businesses to begin with a modest minimum commitment and scale expenses as revenues increase. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, OpSource has Web application delivery centers in Virginia, London and Bangalore. For more information about OpSource, visit www.opsource.net.

Cast Iron Systems, the Cast Iron logo, Cast Iron Integration Appliance, Cast Iron iA2500, and Cast Iron iA3000 are trademarks of Cast Iron Systems in the United States and worldwide. OpSource, OpSource Connect, OpSource On-Demand, and OpSource Services Bus are trademarks of OpSource, Inc. All rights reserved.