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 integrationIBM 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:
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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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:
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:
WebSphere Cast Iron Live Integration Services provides the following comprehensive integration capabilities.
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.
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.
Trial version of IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Web API Services Standard Edition V6.3
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
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 Support Registration, refer to Software Announcement 211-405, dated August 30, 2011 .
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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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Flexible training options
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WebSphere Cast Iron Live publications will be available on December 14, 2012, in the online Information Center. Visit
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Specified operating environment
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.
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
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IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Web API Services is available at
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live Integration Services is available at
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Express is available at
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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
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
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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
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.
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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System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
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