SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

March 13, 2007 12:18 ET

Cast Iron Systems Quadruples Sales of Integration Appliances in Q1 2007

Demand for Appliance-Based Integration Solutions Drives Growth and Market Leadership in the Exploding SaaS Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 -- Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing integration appliance vendor, secured four times as many new customers in Q1 '07 than in the same period last year. Cast Iron's rapid growth over the past year evidences the success of its appliance-based approach to integration and underscores the market demand for solutions that can rapidly and easily integrate both in-house and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.

"Yet another stellar quarter proves that integration appliances are becoming the top choice over software products or custom-code for solving SaaS integration challenges," said Ram Gupta, president and CEO of Cast Iron Systems. "More and more companies are enjoying the benefits of completing application integration simply and in days."

Cast Iron's integration appliances are being embraced across all industries ranging from manufacturing to retail and consumer goods. New customers added this quarter include Agistix, Right90, TriNet Group, Inc. and Thompson Tractor.

"We evaluated several options in search of the best solution to integrate salesforce.com with Caterpillar's DBSi DB2/400 platform," said Wade Gilliland, Six Sigma Black Belt at Thompson Tractor. "We chose Cast Iron's iA3000 appliance because it was easy to use, easy to maintain, secure and could fulfill our time-to-market requirements. We see this appliance as the solution to our CRM needs, as well as being the company's solution for integrating legacy systems."

Cast Iron Systems Integration Appliances enable companies to complete projects in days, instead of months, and easily maintain them using a "configuration, not coding" approach. The company's integration appliances synchronize information between all major applications and endpoints, including salesforce.com, SAP, Oracle, Lawson, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Sybase, SQL Server, Informix, DB2, flat files (FTP/HTTP), XML and Web services.

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is the fastest growing integration appliance vendor. The company's flagship iA3000 application integration appliance garnered Network Computing's Product of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Customers include Allianz, Emerson, Intuitive Surgical, Lawson Software, salesforce.com and Toyota. Backed by leading venture capital firms, Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from PeopleSoft, Sun Microsystems, Vitria and webMethods. More information can be found at http://www.castironsys.com.

Cast Iron Systems, the Cast Iron Systems' logo, Integrate in days, and Cast Iron Systems Integration Appliance 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.