SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

June 29, 2005 11:13 ET

Cast Iron Systems Launches Next-Generation Application Router 3000 and Application Router 3000 High-Availability

Next-Generation Integration Appliances Deliver Quantum-Leap Towards Application Network Era for Customers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 29, 2005 -- Cast Iron Systems, the most widely deployed provider of integration appliances, today announced two next-generation solutions: the Application Router 3000 and the Application Router 3000 High-Availability pair. The Application Router 3000 series is the only highly-available solution capable of delivering complete integration projects in days and for 20% of the cost of software-based products.

“We’ve found the Application Router to be a quick and cost effective way to connect applications,” said Charles Soto, Director of Global Integration Services & Solutions Delivery at Motorola Inc. “We’re now able to do in days what previously took us weeks to complete and have seen a 65% cost saving.”

Building on years of in-production experience, the Application Router 3000 extends the company’s market leadership by delivering the next-generation of even faster, more powerful and comprehensive appliance-based solutions for mission critical data and application integration projects.

An array of new features available in the Application Router 3000 (AR3000) include:

--  Five times faster performance
--  50% increase in productivity
--  Comprehensive support for SAP connectivity
--  Enterprise-class lifecycle management
--  Support for data in any language

“Cast Iron Systems is relied upon by the Global 1000 to quickly solve integration tasks using a simple, appliance-based approach. We’ve used our years of in-production experience with the worlds largest companies like Motorola, British American Tobacco and Solectron to create these next generation integration appliances,” said Fred Meyer, CEO and president of Cast Iron Systems. “We are committed to delivering solutions that help our customers respond ever faster to the integration needs of their business while cutting costs -- the new AR3000 and AR3000HA products do precisely that.”

Leveraging all the benefits of the new AR3000, Cast Iron also announced today the world’s first integration appliance to provide High-Availability for mission-critical projects right out-of-the-box. Traditional High-Availability solutions take a myriad of specialist resources weeks to assemble, code, test, deploy and maintain. Yet the patent-pending AR3000HA pair 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.

"We've been putting the new Application Router 3000 through its paces for some time now at British American Tobacco and like what we've seen. High-Availability is critical to BAT's 24x7 global operations and we're especially pleased with Cast Iron's new HA Router," said Kevin Poulter, Application Technology Manager. "I don't know of any other High-Availability solution that can be configured and deployed in an hour, or one that doesn't need human intervention when things go wrong."

The AR3000 series is the cornerstone of Cast Iron’s strategy to help its customers deploy “Application Networks.” Application Networks drive the cost and complexity out of integration by connecting multiple applications and data sources at the network level using simple purpose-built appliances. Customers connect applications rapidly and use a single console to gain visibility into all business-level transactions flowing through their Application Network.

About The Application Router

The Cast Iron Application Router is the first integration solution to complete projects faster by using an appliance-based approach. The product solves the most common integration problems by connecting, transforming, and routing data and events from source to target systems. It has sophisticated features including guaranteed delivery of messages and failure notifications. This hardware appliance is the fastest, simplest and least expensive way to solve integration, enabling customers to complete integration projects in days not months and reduce total cost of ownership by as much as 80%.

About Cast Iron Systems

Cast Iron Systems is the inventor of the Application Router. Cast Iron’s unique products enable enterprises to drastically reduce their integration costs by offering a simple yet scalable device. Based in Mountain View, California, Cast Iron was founded in 2001 and consists of a world class team committed to solving the costly and complex IT application integration challenges facing today’s Fortune 500 organizations. For more information, visit Cast Iron’s website at

Cast Iron Systems, the Cast Iron Systems’ logo, Rethink Integration and Cast Iron Systems Application Router are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cast Iron Systems, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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