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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:
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 transforming their business to engage in new ways with their clients, employees, and business partners. Two trends have emerged as a result of this transformation:
With all their benefits, SaaS applications and mobile applications 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 this hybrid environment.
With WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.4, IBM continues to expand upon its capabilities to address the needs of these hybrid environments by providing rapid access to application data for application developers. This release enables WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition to participate in IBM's on-premise API Management V2.0 solution. This new solution integrates the most important features that are necessary to enable the three most significant players in the API economy: application developers, business owners, and IT personnel. In addition, the Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.4 can now operate on IBM Workload Deployer 184.108.40.206 or IBM PureApplication System W1500 220.127.116.11.
The WebSphere Cast Iron product portfolio 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. The key features and capabilities of Cast Iron Cloud Integration are:
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WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration solutions help you quickly connect hybrid environments comprised of cloud and on-premise applications and help achieve lower cost and a higher return on investment in cloud, SaaS, and mobile applications.
You can develop integration using a "configuration, not coding" approach, and deploy in the following form-factors, each providing the same functionality:
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.
WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration
WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration portfolio delivers the following sets of capabilities:
Each of the WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration components provides the following comprehensive integration capabilities:
WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud 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. WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration 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.
The WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration portfolio 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 Cloud Integration user community.
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For information on API Management V2.0, refer to Software Announcement 213-148, dated April 23, 2013 .
For information on WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40, refer to Hardware Announcements 113-083, dated April 23, 2013 , 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 information on WebSphere Cast Iron Live V6.3 or WebSphere Cast Iron Express V6.3, refer to Software Announcement 212-493, 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 .
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Product group: WebSphere Product Identifier Description (PID) IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition 5725-C11 Standard IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition 5725-C12 Enterprise Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
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