Connect Cloud and On-premise Applications Using IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Integration

An IBM Redguide publication

Published 13 June 2011

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IBM Form #: REDP-4674-01
(16 pages)

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Authors: Chandar Pattabhiram, Jaime D’Anna


To cut costs, drive productivity, and provide new capabilities quickly, companies are turning to cloud applications to meet their business needs. On a daily basis, users require access to various systems and applications, including cloud applications and on-premise systems and applications. It is vital that these applications and systems are integrated and function seamlessly, providing the user with the latest information.

Known for industry-leading application integration solutions, IBM® has enhanced its solution portfolio with the acquisition of Cast Iron Systems™ and and its award-winning connectivity product IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud integration. With this new product, IBM can offer clients a complete cloud-application-integration platform.

This IBM Redguide™ publication provides information about WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration, highlights its business value, and explains why it provides a complete solution to cloud and on-premise application integration. This guide is intended for executives, leaders, and architects who are looking for a quick and easy way to integrate cloud applications with their on-premise applications.

Table of contents

Executive overview
Application integration: The Achilles' heel of cloud computing
Traditional choices for cloud integration
WebSphere Cast Iron integration: The complete solution
How this solution adds business value
Augmenting your existing enterprise service bus
Example customer scenarios

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