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Cast Iron Systems, BT, IBM, and Microsoft Among Cloud and SaaS Industry Leaders Presenting at SIIA Seminar

Cast Iron SVP Simon Peel Shares Insights on Critical Role of Integration in Using Cloud Infrastructure to Offer SaaS Business Solutions

LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 02/18/09 -- Cast Iron Systems, the #1 SaaS integration company, today announced that Simon Peel, Cast Iron's Senior Vice President of Strategy, is participating with executives from BT, IBM, and Microsoft, among others, in the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) OnDemand pre-conference seminar, Cloud and the SaaS Provider, hosted by IBM and taking place at IBM United Kingdom Limited in London. The presenters are discussing how SaaS ISVs can use the cloud as part of their infrastructure to help them make the transition to SaaS. Mr. Peel will focus on the core integration issues companies need to be aware of as the cloud and SaaS application landscape continues to evolve rapidly and will show how the innovative Powered By Cast Iron(TM) program is helping SaaS providers address these issues.

According to Mr. Peel, "In this tight credit market, CIOs can cut IT capital expenditures without affecting operations by using cloud computing and SaaS solutions, both of which are budgeted as operational expenses. While SaaS offers tremendous business value with its low cost of implementation and ease of use, integrating SaaS solutions with other SaaS and on-premise applications using the Powered By Cast Iron(TM) program unlocks the true potential of these applications and opens the door to tremendous opportunities for ISVs."

Powered By Cast Iron(TM), a comprehensive program uniquely designed for SaaS providers, solves the challenges of selling SaaS into the enterprise by combining leading products, proven services methodologies, and customized sales and marketing strategies. The program eliminates the need for SaaS vendors, VARs, SIs, and OEMs to develop and maintain their own integration solutions and gives them everything they need to deliver low-risk, high-reward Integration as a Service (IaaS) to their customers.

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is The #1 SaaS Integration Company(TM). With thousands of customer integrations across all industries and around the world, customers such as Allianz, British American Tobacco (BAT), Amerisource Bergen, Emerson, IBA Molecular, Krueger International, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PGP Corporation, Salesforce.com, The Sports Authority, and Tesla Motors, among many others, are benefiting from the simplicity, speed, and flexibility of the Cast Iron integration solution for connecting SaaS with the enterprise in just days. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Lehman Brothers, Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Vitria, and webMethods. For more information about Cast Iron, please visit www.castiron.com.

Cast Iron, the Cast Iron logo, Cast Iron Cloud, Cast Iron Integration Appliance, Cast Iron Integration Solution, and Powered by Cast Iron are registered trademarks of Cast Iron Systems in the United States and worldwide. All rights reserved. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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