IBM acquires noted cloud integrator Cast Iron Systems
IBM has acquired Cast Iron Systems, a privately held company, which delivers cloud integration software, appliances and services.
IBM expects the global cloud computing market to touch $126 billion by 2012 and integration capabilities would be a core skill in the portfolio of service providers.
With Cast Iron, IBM would be to offer clients a complete platform to integrate cloud applications from providers including Salesforce.com, Amazon, NetSuite and ADP with on-premise applications, such as SAP and JD Edwards.
Craig Hayman, general manager, IBM WebSphere, said, "The combination of IBM and Cast Iron Systems will make it easy for clients to integrate business applications, no matter where those applications reside. This will give clients greater agility and as a result, better business outcomes."
You can find more information in a press release issued by IBM.