SOURCE: Cast Iron

June 03, 2009 14:38 ET

Cast Iron Systems Named as a Finalist for the 2009 SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Cast Iron Systems, The #1 SaaS and Cloud Integration Company™, today announced that it has been recognized by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading trade association for the world's information technology (IT) industry, as a finalist for the 2009 SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards. Among 72 nominees in eight categories, Cast Iron was named a finalist in the innovation award category: Most Innovative Service/Business Model. Winners will be announced at an online award ceremony on June 17th, 2009.

"Cast Iron is the only integration company to provide the technology that businesses need for the integration of enterprise applications whether they are deployed in the Cloud, as SaaS, on premises, or in combination," said Ken Comée, CEO of Cast Iron Systems. "We're winning in the rapidly expanding SaaS and Cloud market thanks to the flexibility of our approach. It is an honor to be among the finalists for an award that recognizes our innovation."

When he became the Cast Iron CEO, Comée envisioned the company being the leader in the then nascent SaaS and Cloud integration. Cast Iron is now the only integration company to offer customers the choice of a completely cloud-based integration service or a physical or virtual integration solution depending on an organization's application and business needs. Because not every company can benefit from Cloud computing, providers should offer cloud-based services only when appropriate. The only integration provider with that proven capability is Cast Iron.

The Software Innovation Awards recognize products, ideas, and business models that break conventional software ideas and processes, and produce results that go beyond marginal improvements. Each year, SoftwareCEO and CompTIA form a select panel of analysts, consultants, writers, trade press, and subject-matter experts to evaluate the nominations and determine the finalists and Software Innovation Award winners.

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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, and salesforce.com, 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 www.castiron.com.

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