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IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live V6.1 and IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express V6.1 deliver cloud to on-premise application integration in days

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-291
August 16, 2011


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(Corrected on November 16, 2011)

The Description section is revised.

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Companies that adopt cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications view application integration as an important component to harmonize business processes across their hybrid application landscape. WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud integration can offer these key benefits:

  • Cloud and SaaS to on-premise application integration in days. WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration enables companies to integrate in days, instead of weeks or months. This agility is further enhanced by preconfigured templates called TIPS. This approach aligns with the deployment time lines of cloud applications and enables users to expedite their "go live" time frames.
  • Major cost savings. WebSphere Cast Iron 'configuration, not coding' design can help numerous companies reduce SaaS integration costs compared to traditional approaches. In addition, companies can reduce error recovery procedures (ERP) licensing costs by eliminating the need for cloud users to log into back-office applications. The term licensing pricing options available help companies reduce their up-front capital expenditure costs.
  • Enhanced IT innovation. WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration is delivered through an on-premise appliance or the cloud, requiring no additional IT purchases or additions. Both approaches eliminate complex coordination or specialized IT skills for deployment. The simplicity of this offering helps enable IT executives to reallocate senior resources to more innovation-oriented projects.


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To cut costs, drive productivity, and provide new capabilities quickly, companies are turning to cloud computing to meet business needs. Cloud computing is a new consumption and delivery model providing applications, data, and IT resources to users as services delivered over the network. Cloud applications are delivered as a service known as Software as a Service (SaaS).

SaaS applications can help reduce IT costs by reducing the resources required for application deployment and increasing the productivity of business users by making applications available at the time of need. Because cloud applications (from service providers) have a pricing structure that reduces budgetary issues, there is less delay in new application procurement.

WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration enhances the IBM® cloud solution portfolio, offering a comprehensive, cloud-application-integration platform. WebSphere Cast Iron Live is designed from the ground up to deliver the capabilities for cloud and on-premise application integration.

WebSphere Cast Iron Express® is a business-user-friendly, self-service cloud offering that allows organizations to rapidly connect and integrate data between their Salesforce.com applications to other applications.



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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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September 19, 2011: US English


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Description
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Today's dynamic business environments and economic uncertainty mean organizations must work smarter to remain competitive and respond to changing customer demands for better and newer products and services at lower costs. Working smarter means your business needs the agility to take advantage of new revenue opportunities and address competitive threats. Optimize costs by reducing operational and maintenance expenses while increasing efficiency.

For many businesses, a primary barrier to business agility and cost optimization is IT complexity. In order to achieve business goals, IT must be able to quickly and easily deliver on the needs of the business while supporting innovation.

WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration provides leading SaaS and cloud application integration. WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration enables you to connect the hybrid world of cloud and on-premise applications within days and achieve lower cost and higher return on investment in cloud and SaaS models. With WebSphere Cast Iron Express, organizations with enabled Salesforce.com administrators seeking a self-service approach can quickly and effectively integrate data between their Salesforce.com application and other applications in just days.

Develop integration using a configuration, not coding approach, and deploy them in the following form factors:

  • WebSphere Cast Iron Live -- A comprehensive multi-tenant cloud offering to connect supported cloud and on-premise applications. WebSphere Cast Iron Live enables you to design, run, and manage integrations in the cloud without any infrastructure footprint on site
  • WebSphere Cast Iron Express -- A simple, business-user-friendly, self-service cloud offering for Salesforce.com administrators that will allow organizations to quickly and effectively connect their Salesforce.com application to other applications in just days

For more information about WebSphere DataPower® Cast Iron Appliance XH40 and WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition, refer to the Reference information section.

WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration allows better utilization of hardware and faster response to demands for newly deployed systems. This can help reduce the costs of both hardware and software operation and maintenance costs. By deploying virtual images, businesses can also ensure that systems are built with a known, stable, and tested configuration, reducing the potential for errors and ensuring rapid deployment of a working system, whether for development, test, or production.

WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration portfolio delivers the following sets of capabilities:

  • Comprehensive cloud integration scenarios
  • Comprehensive connectivity
  • Comprehensive reusability

Comprehensive Cloud integration scenarios -- The WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration components provide the following comprehensive integration capabilities:

  • Cloud data migration -- Data handling, using the Cast Iron data cleansing and data migration capabilities, enables expedited adoption of SaaS and cloud applications. This approach to data integration enables companies to cleanse, enrich, and migrate data from existing applications to cloud applications in real time.
  • Cloud data synchronization -- Provides connectivity, workflow, and transformation features, enabling you to coordinate or orchestrate integration processes across multiple applications in real time. Now, SaaS and cloud users can immediately view data that is hidden in applications, minimizing any duplicate entries and maximizing decision making and productivity.
  • Cloud user interface (UI) mashups -- Often, information from disparate sources must be brought together and displayed within the native user interface of a single application. UI developers can mash up that data to present a single unified view, without taking the data from one application and putting it into another.

Comprehensive connectivity

WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration offerings come with built-in connectivity to hundreds of cloud, packaged, and proprietary on-premise applications, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), databases, web services, and flat files.

This progressive approach to integration makes no distinction between local and remote applications because they establish connectivity to the end points by using native application protocols. The advantage is that no additional adapters are required, and there is nothing to install or change at the end points.

A Connector Development Kit is provided that allows skilled developers to extend Cast Iron to add connectors to custom applications. With connectors built using the Connector Development Kit, end-users still get the same first-class development experience on Cast Iron Studio as with the built-in connectors.

Comprehensive reusability

WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration includes hundreds of reusable template integration processes (TIPs) that are searchable with a single click in an online library. This online library contains templates for all of the most common cloud integration scenarios.

The templates provide a question-and-answer-based wizard that walks users through a common integration scenario. For example, a TIP might ask for all the information needed to transform an opportunity in a CRM system to an order in an ERP system. Cast Iron customers and partners can create their own wizard-driven, reusable templates with the point-and-click TIP Development Kit and make them instantly available to the entire WebSphere Cast Iron user community.

WebSphere Cast Iron Live delivers flexible packaging options

  • Standard Edition --Allows you to configure, run, and manage the most common application integrations, including connectivity to cloud and standard on-premise applications, data synchronization and data migration scenarios, and access to hundreds of reusable TIPs. Standard Edition includes the ability to connect two applications, with an option to acquire additional application endpoints.
  • Enterprise Edition -- Includes everything in the Standard Edition, plus advanced capabilities, including the ability to connect enterprise on-premise applications, perform UI mashups, use data quality features, develop reusable templates, and manage and monitor the solution remotely through management APIs.
  • Application Endpoints -- Adds the ability to integrate additional applications, while acquiring only what you need. Choose from any of hundreds of cloud and on-premise applications. Available with both the Standard and Enterprise Editions.
  • Unrestricted Application Endpoints -- Adds the ability (per appliance) to integrate any number of applications across hundreds of cloud and on-premise applications. Available with both the Standard and Enterprise Editions
  • Development Edition -- Provides a complete, shared development environment for nonproduction use, and with no limit on the number of applications integrated.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Reference information
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For information on WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40, refer to Hardware Announcement 110-257, dated November 23, 2010.

For information on WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition, refer to Software Announcement 210-425, dated November 23, 2010.



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Program name                    Program number
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live    5725-C17
 Standard Edition
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live    5725-C16
 Enterprise Edition
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express 5725-E61


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration publications will be available September 19, 2011, at the online Information Center. Visit

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wci/v6r1m0/index.jsp


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The web management console with studio tooling and the WebSphere Cast Iron Express tooling require the following:

  • Hardware compatible with a supported version of Microsoft™ Windows™ to run a supported browser
  • Minimum 1 GB memory (RAM) recommended when running the studio tooling

The secure connector requires Intel™ x86 technology-compatible PC hardware, capable of running the required level of a compatible operating system.

Software requirements

WebSphere Cast Live and WebSphere Cast Iron Express:

The web management console with studio tooling requires:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 operating system
  • One of the following browsers:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer v6, or later
    • Mozilla Firefox v3, or later
  • Adobe™ Flash Player

The secure connector requires:

  • One of the following compatible operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, or Windows 7
    • Fedora Linux™
  • Java™ Development Kit (JDK) 1.6

WebSphere Cast Iron Express tooling requires:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system
  • One of the following browsers:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer v7 or v8
    • Mozilla Firefox v3

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

No software is shipped with this service offering.

WebSphere Cast Iron Live is available at

http://cloud2.castiron.com

WebSphere Cast Iron Express is available at

http://express.castiron.com/


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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: WebSphere
 
  Product Identifier Description     (PID)
 
  IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live       5725-C17
   Standard Edition
  IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live       5725-C16
   Enterprise Edition
 
  IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express    5725-E61
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
Charge metric
                                 PID       Charge unit
Service name                     number    description
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live     5725-C17  Per install
  Standard Edition                         Per application instance
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live     5725-C16  Per install
  Enterprise Edition                       Per application instance
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express  5725-E61  Per install
                                           Per application instance

Install

Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each install of the program.

Application Instance

Application Instance is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An entitlement is required for each instance of an application connected to or managed by the program. An application in a test, development, staging, or production environment is each considered to be a separate instance of the application and each must have an entitlement. As well, multiple application instances in a single environment are each considered to be separate instances of the application and each must have an entitlement.

Passport Advantage

                                                      Part
Product name/Description                              number
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Standard Edition
 with 2 Endpoints
 Fixed term use (FTU) - Per install
   Initial FTU - 12 Mo                                D0H6KLL
   Subsequent FTU - 12 Mo                             E0AYULL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Standard Edition
 Application Endpoints
 FTU - per application instance
   Initial FTU - 12 Mo                                D0H6LLL
   Subsequent FTU - 12 Mo                             E0AYVLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Standard
 Development Edition
 FTU - per install
   Initial FTU - 12 Mo                                D0H6MLL
   Subsequent FTU - 12 Mo                             E0AYWLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Standard Edition
 Unrestricted Application Endpoints
 FTU - per install
   Initial FTU - 12 Mo                                D0LC9LL
   Subsequent FTU - 12 Mo                             E0CTXLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live  Enterprise Edition
 with 2 Endpoints
 FTU - per install
   Initial FTU - 12 Mo                                D0H6NLL
   Subsequent FTU - 12 Mo                             E0AYXLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live  Enterprise Edition
 Application Endpoints
 FTU - per application instance
   Initial FTU - 12 Mo                                D0H6PLL
   Subsequent FTU - 12 Mo                             E0AYYLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live  Enterprise Edition
 Unrestricted Application Endpoints
 FTU - per install
   Initial FTU - 12 Mo                                D0LCALL
   Subsequent FTU - 12 Mo                             E0CTYLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live  Enterprise
 Development Edition - FTU - per install
   Initial FTU - 12 Mo                                D0H6RLL
   Subsequent FTU - 12 Mo                             E0AZ0LL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express with 2 Endpoints
 Per install
   Initial FTU - 12 Mo                                D0L5ALL
   Subsequent FTU - 12 Mo                             E0CQZLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express Application Endpoints
 Per application instance
   Initial FTU - 12 Mo                                D0L5BLL
   Subsequent FTU - 12 Mo                             E0CR0LL


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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

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License Information form number
  • L-AFOS-8JYKPE - IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live
  • L-AFOS-8JYKVG - IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express
Limited warranty applies

Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

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http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Usage restriction

Yes. If licensee acquires a Standard Runtime entitlement, then notwithstanding any provision in the Agreement, licensee is not authorized to use any of the following components or functions of the program:

  1. Enterprise Application Endpoints: Enterprise Endpoints include integration with the following applications: SAP Software, Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel Business Applications, PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and WebSphere MQ.
  2. Data Quality Features: The specific data quality features or activities within the program (for example, filter and profile, look up, sort, and merge)
  3. Template Development Kit: A set of features within the program used to develop template integration processes (TIPs)
  4. Management APIs: The set of application programming interfaces (APIs) in the program that allow users to programmatically perform management, monitoring, user provisioning, and deployment activities.
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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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