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IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live V6.3 and IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express V6.3 provide externalization of services through web APIs and rapid cloud integration

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-493
December 11, 2012


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WebSphere® Cast Iron® Live is a multi-tenant cloud service offering platform which consists of both a web API services offering and an integration services offering.

WebSphere Cast Iron Live Web API Services offers a complete set of web API capabilities that helps you:

WebSphere Cast Iron Live Integration Services helps you:



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The arrival of cloud computing and social media has changed the way we share, connect, and collaborate. Companies of all sizes are embracing this change and are transforming their business to engage in new ways with their clients, employees, and business partners. Several trends have emerged as a result of this transformation:

WebSphere Cast Iron Live is a multi-tenant cloud service offering which consists of both web application programming interface (API) services and integration services. These services enable companies to orchestrate and create new web APIs, secure and manage the web APIs, gain business insight with analytics, socialize the web APIs in communities, and quickly integrate their cloud services with on-premise applications and enterprise systems.

Web API services

Markets are changing faster than ever. Companies are challenged by a shortage of skilled resources, time, and money to implement and maintain critical business applications that allow them to reach new channels and maintain a competitive edge, especially with the multitude of devices available today. Additionally, integration with new and existing partners is taking too long. To help resolve these challenges, some companies are externalizing core services as web APIs. For the externalization of services as web APIs, a web API management solution can be the key to success by providing easy assembly of new APIs, enabling security, providing management and insight, and fostering community socialization.

Today, IBM is announcing additional web API services, capabilities, and enhancements with IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live V6.3. The web API services provide capabilities for assembling, securing, and scaling the web APIs, analytics for business operations, a DevOps dashboard for the API provider, and a developer portal to socialize the APIs and manage developer applications.

Web API services key benefits

WebSphere Cast Iron Live provides a complete set of web API capabilities and can offer these key benefits:

Integration services

With all their benefits, SaaS applications, mobile applications, and the externalized web APIs are still part of the enterprise computing platform and must work together with the rest of the enterprise landscape, which can often include on-premise systems and applications. Clients working to transform an enterprise today often face a hybrid environment consisting of SaaS applications, mobile applications, and traditional on-premise applications. Integration is one of the keys to successfully driving value from SaaS applications and mobile solutions in a hybrid environment.

The WebSphere Cast Iron integration service is a platform that can enable rapid, no-coding construction of integration among SaaS applications, on-premise packaged applications, custom applications, and generic systems such as databases, files, and web services. In addition to WebSphere Cast Iron Live Integration Services, this solution is available in additional flexible and rapid deployment form-factors including:

A related product, WebSphere Cast Iron Express® , is a business-user-friendly, self-service cloud offering that allows you to rapidly connect and integrate data between your salesforce.com applications and other applications.

With WebSphere Cast Iron Live V6.3, IBM continues to expand upon the integration services capabilities to address the needs of hybrid environments by providing access to application data for application developers.

Integration services key benefits

Companies that adopt cloud and SaaS applications view application integration as an important component to harmonize business processes across their hybrid applications. WebSphere Cast Iron Live can offer these key benefits:



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



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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 demands for better and newer products and services at lower costs. Working smarter means having the agility to take advantage of new revenue opportunities and address competitive threats. Working smarter also means being able to optimize costs by slashing operational and maintenance expenses while increasing efficiency.

For many businesses, a primary barrier to business agility and cost optimization is IT complexity. 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 Live is a multi-tenant cloud service offering platform which consists of both a web API services offering and an integration services offering. These services help companies quickly orchestrate and create new web APIs, secure and manage the web APIs, gain business insight with analytics, socialize the web APIs in communities, and integrate their cloud services with on-premise applications and enterprise systems.

Web API services

IBM announces new enhancements for web API services with WebSphere Cast Iron Live V6.3. The web API services provide the capabilities needed to externalize and manage your services as web APIs.

WebSphere Cast Iron Live Web API Services delivers the following sets of new and enhanced capabilities in the following focused areas:

Integration services

WebSphere Cast Iron Live helps you quickly connect the hybrid environment comprised of cloud and on-premise applications and may help achieve lower cost and higher return on investment in cloud, SaaS, and mobile applications.

WebSphere Cast Iron Express is a business-user-friendly, self-service cloud offering for SaaS administrators that allows organizations to rapidly connect and integrate data between your salesforce.com applications and other applications.

WebSphere Cast Iron Live Integration Services can deliver the following sets of capabilities:

Integration scenarios

WebSphere Cast Iron Live Integration Services provides the following comprehensive integration capabilities.

Connectivity

WebSphere Cast Iron Live Integration offerings come with built-in connectivity to hundreds of cloud, packaged, and proprietary on-premise applications, including ERP, CRM, databases, web services, and flat files. These offerings are completely self-contained and include everything needed to complete integrations in one place.

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

A Connector Development Kit, provided with this offering, allows skilled developers to use WebSphere Cast Iron to add connectors to custom applications. With connectors built using the Connector Development Kit, users get the same development experience on IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Studio as with the built-in connectors. Cast Iron Studio is a downloadable development tool that can be used to design, test, and publish integration projects to a WebSphere Cast Iron Integration Appliance.

Reusability

WebSphere Cast Iron Live Integration Services includes hundreds of reusable template integration processes (TIPs) that are searchable in an online library. This online library contains templates for many of the most common cloud integration scenarios. These templates encode common connectivity, known mapping, as well as best practice integration workflows.

Templates provide a question-and-answer-based wizard that walks users through a common integration scenario, customizing as needed. Often, users simply complete the credentials, customize mappings, test, and deploy. Cast Iron clients and partners can create their own wizard-driven, reusable templates with the point-and-click TIP Development Kit and make them available to the entire WebSphere Cast Iron Live integration user community.

Flexible packaging options

WebSphere Cast Iron Live and WebSphere Cast Iron Express offerings provide various subscription options:

For additional information, refer to the Ordering information section.

Trial version of WebSphere Cast Iron Express V6.3

WebSphere Cast Iron Express is designed on the same multi-tenant cloud WebSphere Cast Iron Live platform and provides salesforce.com administrators the ability to connect their salesforce.com application with other on-premise databases and flat files. WebSphere Cast Iron Express includes the ability to connect two applications with an option to acquire additional supported application endpoints.

WebSphere Cast Iron Express V6.3 includes an evaluation version to be available beginning on December 14, 2012. This IBM SaaS offering may be used for internal evaluation, testing, or demonstration purposes for 60 days. The terms of the "International Agreement for Early Release of IBM SaaS and Hosted Program Offerings," including the IBM SaaS Terms of Use agreement, apply during this time. You must obtain an authorization to use IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express V6.3 on a trial basis. Terms and conditions for the use of the trial version of IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express V6.3 are available at

http://express.castiron.com/

Trial version of IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Web API Services Standard Edition V6.3

WebSphere Cast Iron Live includes an evaluation version of IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Web API Services Standard Edition V6.3 to be available beginning on December 14, 2012. This IBM SaaS offering may be used for internal evaluation, testing, or demonstration purposes for 90 days. The terms of the "International Agreement for Evaluation of IBM SaaS Offering," including the IBM SaaS Terms of Use agreement, apply during this time. You must obtain an authorization to use IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Web API Services Standard Edition V6.3 on a trial basis. Terms and conditions for the use of the trial version of IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Web API Services Standard Edition V6.3 are available at

http://webapi.castiron.com/

Additional WebSphere Cast Iron solutions

For information about how to acquire the WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 or WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/cast-iron-cloud-integration/

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



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For information on WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.3, refer to Software Announcement 212-494, dated December 11, 2012 .

For information on IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live and Express subscription options, refer to Software Announcement 211-486, dated November 29, 2011 .

For information on WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40, refer to Hardware Announcements 112-229, dated December 11, 2012 and 111-159, dated August 30, 2011 .

For information on WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 Support Registration, refer to Software Announcement 211-405, dated August 30, 2011 .

For additional information on IBM Mobile Platform applications, refer to Software Announcements 212-157, dated April 24, 2012 and 212-486, dated November 13, 2012 .



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                                                      Program
Program name                            VRM           number
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live            V6.3          5725-F70
 Standard Edition
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live            V6.3          5725-F71
 Enterprise Edition
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express         V6.3          5725-F72


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Education support
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Education support will be provided for the products in this announcement.

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, supports many IBM offerings.

Flexible training options

WebSphere education offers several training options to meet your budget and time goals. Many offerings are delivered in a traditional classroom setting, at either your location or an IBM training center. Online delivery options are also available. Instructor-led online classes are taught real-time by an IBM instructor in a virtual classroom setting. Or, for a more independent training experience, you can select from a wide variety of self-paced online courses that you complete on your schedule.

For more information about available WebSphere education offerings, including course locations and availability dates, visit

http://www.ibm.com/websphere/education

Role-based training paths can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/paths/

For additional IBM education, visit

http://www.ibm.com/training/us

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



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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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WebSphere Cast Iron Live publications will be available on December 14, 2012, in the online Information Center. Visit

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wci/v6r3m0/index.jsp


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Web management console requires hardware compatible with a supported version of Microsoft™ Windows™ to run a supported browser.

Studio tooling requires a minimum of 1 GB memory (RAM).

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

Software requirements

WebSphere Cast Iron Live V6.3 and WebSphere Cast Iron Express V6.3 :

Web management console with studio tooling requires:

The secure connector requires:

WebSphere Cast Iron Express tooling requires:

For the most current WebSphere Cast Iron Live system requirements visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/integration/cast-iron-cloud-integration/reqs/

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 offering.

IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Web API Services is available at

http://webapi.castiron.com/

IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Integration Services is available at

http://cloud2.castiron.com

IBM 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 available only via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

 
Product group: WebSphere
 
                                                    Program
  Product Identifier Description                    number
 
  IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live                      5725-F70
   Standard Edition V6.3
 
  IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live                      5725-F71
   Enterprise Edition V6.3
 
  IBM WebSphere Cast Iron                           5725-F72
   Express V6.3
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
Charge metric

WebSphere Cast Iron Live V6.3: ( Passport Advantage )

                                      Program        Charge unit
Program/service name                  number         description
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live          5725-F70       Per install
 Standard Edition V6.3                               Per application
                                                     instance
                                                     Per 10 million
                                                     server calls (MSC)
  
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live          5725-F71       Per install
  Enterprise Edition V6.3                            Per application
                                                     instance
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron               5725-F72       Per install
  Express V6.3

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.

                                           Program
Product                                    number
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live               5725-F70
 Standard Edition V6.3
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live               5725-F71
 Enterprise Edition V6.3
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron                    5725-F72
 Express V6.3
 

Passport Advantage

Here is the complete listing of part numbers for WebSphere Cast Iron Live V6.3 and WebSphere Cast Iron Express V6.3:

IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Standard Edition V6.3 (5725-F70)

IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Web API Services Standard Edition, a chargeable component of IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Standard Edition V6.3, has a charge metric of 10 Million Server Calls, and is subject to the following tiered structure. This component also has an overage charge.

Tier structure

 
           10 million     10 million
          server calls   server calls
 Tier       minimum        maximum
 
  1            1               1
  2            2              10
  3           11              25
  4           26               +
 

Overage charge description

If your actual usage of the IBM SaaS exceeds the entitlement specified in a PoE or Transaction Document, then you will be invoiced for the overage in accordance with the overage rates specified in the applicable PoE or Transaction Document.

                                                      Part
Product name/Description                              number
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live
 Integration Services Standard Edition
 with 2 Endpoints - per install
   Per month                                          D0NF8LL
   Partial month charge                               D0NF9LL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live
 Integration Services Standard Edition
 Application Endpoints - per application instance
   Per month                                          D0NFALL
   Partial month charge                               D0NFBLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live
 Integration Services Standard Edition
 Development Edition - per install
   Per month                                          D0NFCLL
   Partial month charge                               D0NFDLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live
 Integration Services Standard Edition
 Unrestricted Application Endpoints - per install
   Per month                                          D0NFELL
   Partial month charge                               D0NFFLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Web API
 Services Standard Edition
 10 Million Server Calls
   Per month                                          D0PQMLL
   Partial month charge                               D0PQNLL
   Overage                                            D0PQPLL
 

IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Enterprise Edition V6.3 (5725-F71)

                                                      Part
Product name/Description                              number
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live
 Enterprise Edition
 with 2 Endpoints - per install
   Per month                                          D0NFLLL
   Partial month charge                               D0NFMLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live
 Enterprise Edition
 Application Endpoints - per application instance
   Per month                                          D0NFNLL
   Partial month charge                               D0NFPLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live
 Enterprise Edition
 Unrestricted Application Endpoints - per install
   Per month                                          D0NFSLL
   Partial month charge                               D0NFTLL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live
 Enterprise Development Edition - per install
   Per month                                          D0NFQLL
   Partial month charge                               D0NFRLL

IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express (5725-F72)

                                                      Part
Product name/Description                              number
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron
 Express with 2 Endpoints - per install
   Per month                                          D0NFHLL
   Partial month charge                               D0NFILL
 
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express
 Application Endpoints - per application instance
   Per month                                          D0NFJLL
   Partial month charge                               D0NFKLL
 


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This product is available only via Passport Advantage .

Subscription

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Refer to additional technical support information in the IBM Software as a Service Terms of Use document for the Program.

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The program's Terms of Use document is available on the IBM Software as a Service Terms of Use website

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Limited warranty applies

No

Money-back guarantee

No

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Software Subscription and Support applies

No

Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable



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