SOURCE: Cast Iron

March 04, 2009 13:44 ET

Cast Iron Systems, Microsoft, Adobe and SAP Among Industry Leaders Presenting at OpSource SaaS Summit 2009

Cast Iron SVP Simon Peel Shares Experience Successfully Selling SaaS and Cloud Solutions to the Enterprise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Cast Iron Systems, the #1 SaaS and Cloud integration company, today announced that Simon Peel, Cast Iron's Senior Vice President of Strategy, is presenting in a panel session entitled Selling SaaS to the Enterprise at 1:55 pm, Thursday, March 12th, at OpSource SaaS Summit 2009, which is being held March 11th through 13th at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. The session will showcase successful strategies for SaaS vendors and Cloud providers to offer solutions to enterprise customers. Mr. Peel will focus on the core issue of integration that is emerging as one of the top issues to be addressed as Cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications evolve. He will reveal how Cast Iron has used the innovative Powered By Cast Iron™ program to successfully enable providers to address these issues quickly.

According to Mr. Peel, "By accelerating IT's ability to deliver new solutions without requiring an investment in new hardware, personnel, or software, Cloud computing addresses the two conflicting challenges faced by enterprise IT today -- cutting costs and delivering rapid innovation. The true value of Cloud computing is fully realized when on- and off-premise business processes and the associated applications are seamlessly integrated."

Powered By Cast Iron™, a comprehensive program uniquely designed for SaaS providers, solves the challenges of selling SaaS into the enterprise by combining leading products, proven services methodologies, and customized sales and marketing strategies. The program eliminates the need for SaaS vendors, VARs, SIs, and OEMs to develop and maintain their own integration solutions and gives them everything they need to deliver low-risk, high-reward Integration as a Service (IaaS) to their customers.

"SaaS Summit 2009 stands out from other SaaS conferences because of its uniquely compelling content and the unmatched quality of its networking possibilities," added Mr. Peel. "If you are -- or want to be -- a player in the cloud space, this is the one conference you should attend this year."

Registration, as well as additional information, is available now at www.saassummit09.net or by calling 800-664-9973 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or +1-408-567-2000 (for international callers).

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is The #1 SaaS & Cloud Integration Company™. With thousands of customer integrations deployed across all industries and around the world, customers such as Allianz, Amerisource Bergen, British American Tobacco (BAT), Emerson, IBA Molecular, Krueger International, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PGP Corporation, Salesforce.com, The Sports Authority, and Tesla Motors, among many others, are benefiting from the simplicity, speed, and flexibility of the Cast Iron integration solution for connecting SaaS with 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 www.castiron.com.

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