IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.1 provides cloud to on-premise application integration in daysIBM United States Software Announcement 211-327
August 23, 2011
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WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud integration portfolio can offer these key benefits:
- Significant cost savings. The Cast Iron 'configuration, not coding' design helped numerous companies slash SaaS1 integration costs compared to traditional approaches. In addition, companies have reduced error recovery procedures (ERP) licensing costs by eliminating the need for cloud users to log into back-office applications. The term licensing pricing options available help companies slash their up-front capital expenditure costs.
- Enhanced IT innovation. The WebSphere Cast Iron integration is delivered through an on-premise appliance or the cloud, requiring no additional IT purchases or additions. Both approaches eliminate complex coordination or specialized IT skills for deployment. The simplicity of this offering helps enable IT executives to reallocate senior resources to more innovation-oriented projects.
- Software as a Service
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To cut costs, drive productivity, and provide new capabilities quickly, companies are turning to cloud computing to meet business needs. Cloud computing is a new consumption and delivery model providing applications, data, and IT resources to users as services delivered over the network. Cloud applications are delivered as a service known as Software as a Service (SaaS). SaaS applications can help reduce IT costs by reducing the resources required for application deployment and increasing the productivity of business users by making applications available at the time of need. Because Cloud applications (from service providers) have a pricing structure that reduces budgetary issues, there is less delay in new application procurement.
As the popularity of SaaS and cloud applications grows, department-level solutions for reducing cost and increasing the effectiveness of specific employee teams face hurdles to grow these solutions, while supporting the wider enterprise. On a daily basis, users require access to various systems and applications that are critical to doing their job. These applications may include cloud applications and on-premise systems and applications. It is critical that these applications and systems are integrated and function seamlessly, providing each user with the latest information. Many companies have a hybrid world of cloud and on-premise applications making integration critical.
WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration portfolio enhances the IBM® solution portfolio, offering a complete cloud-application-integration platform. WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition is designed from the ground up to deliver the capabilities needed for cloud and on-premise application integration.
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|Planned availability date|
September 14, 2011
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Today's dynamic business environments and economic uncertainty mean organizations must work smarter to remain competitive and respond to changing customer demands for better and newer products and services at lower costs. Working smarter means your business needs the agility to take advantage of new revenue opportunities and address competitive threats. 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. In order 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 Cloud integration portfolio provides leading SaaS and cloud application integration. WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration solution enables you to connect the hybrid world of cloud and on-premise applications within days and achieve lower cost and higher return on investment in cloud and SaaS models.
Develop integration applications using a configuration, not coding approach and deploy them using WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition, a virtual appliance that can be installed on your existing servers using virtualization technology. WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition provides the same functionality as a physical appliance.
- WebSphere Cast Iron Live -- A complete multi-tenant cloud offering to connect cloud and on premise applications. WebSphere Cast Iron Live enables you to design, run, and manage integrations in the cloud without any infrastructure footprint on-site.
- WebSphere DataPower® Cast Iron Appliance XH40 -- A self-contained physical appliance that provides everything needed to connect cloud and on premise applications. Built on market-leading IBM technology, the appliance can be installed and managed within a local data center.
For more information about how to acquire the WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 and WebSphere Cast Iron Express®, contact your IBM representative, or visit
For more information about WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40, WebSphere Cast Iron Live and Websphere Cast Iron Express, refer to the Reference information section.
WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration portfolio allows better utilization of hardware and faster response to demands for newly deployed systems. This can help to reduce the costs of both hardware and software operation and maintenance costs. By deploying virtual images, businesses can also ensure that systems are built with a known, stable, and tested configuration, reducing the potential for errors and ensuring rapid deployment of a working system, whether for development, test, or production.
WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration portfolio delivers the following sets of capabilities:
- Comprehensive cloud integration scenarios
- Comprehensive connectivity
- Comprehensive reusability
Comprehensive cloud integration scenarios
Each of the WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration components provides the following comprehensive integration capabilities.
- Cloud data migration -- Allows data handling, using the WebSphere Cast Iron data cleansing and data migration capabilities, and enables expedite adoption of SaaS and cloud applications. This approach to data integration enables companies to cleanse, enrich, and migrate data from existing applications to cloud applications in real time.
- Cloud data synchronization -- Provides connectivity, workflow, and transformation features, enabling you to coordinate or orchestrate integration processes across multiple applications in real time. Now, SaaS and cloud users can immediately view data that is hidden in applications, minimizing any duplicate entries and maximizing decision making and productivity.
- Cloud user interface (UI) mashups -- Consolidate information from disparate sources for use within the native user interface of a single application. UI developers can mash up that data to present a single unified view, without moving the data from one application into another.
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 Hypervisor Edition is completely self-contained and includes everything needed to complete integrations in one place.
This progressive approach to integration makes no distinction between local and remote applications because they establish connectivity to the end points by using native application protocols. The advantage is that no additional adapters are required, and there is nothing to install or change at the end points.
A Connector Development Kit is provided that allows skilled developers to extend WebSphere Cast Iron to add connectors to custom applications. With connectors built using the Connector Development Kit, end-users get the same first-class development experience on Cast Iron Studio as with the built-in connectors.
WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration portfolio includes hundreds of reusable template integration processes (TIPs) that are searchable with a single click in an online library. This online library contains templates for all of the most common cloud integration scenarios.
Templates provide a question-and-answer-based wizard that walks users through a common integration scenario. For example, a TIP might ask for all the information needed to transform an opportunity in a CRM system to an order in an ERP system. Cast Iron customers and partners can create their own wizard-driven, reusable templates with the point-and-click TIP Development Kit and make them instantly available to the entire WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration user community.
Flexible packaging options
WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition offering provide flexible packaging options:
- Standard Edition -- Everything needed to configure, run, and manage the most common application integrations, including connectivity to cloud and standard on-premise applications, data synchronization and data migration scenarios, and access to hundreds of reusable TIPs. Standard Edition includes the ability to connect two applications, with an option to acquire additional application endpoints.
- Enterprise Edition -- Includes everything in the Standard Edition, plus advanced capabilities, including the ability to connect enterprise on-premise applications, perform UI mashups, use data quality features, develop reusable templates, and manage and monitor the solution remotely through management APIs.
- Application Endpoints -- Adds the ability to integrate additional applications, while acquiring only what is needed. Choose from any of hundreds of cloud and on-premise applications. Available with both the Standard and Enterprise Editions.
- Development Edition -- Provides a complete, shared development environment for non-production use, and with no limit on the number of applications integrated.
- Unlimited Application Endpoints - Adds the ability (per appliance) to integrate any number of applications across hundreds of cloud and on-premise applications. Available with both the Standard and Enterprise Editions.
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For information on WebSphere Cast Iron Live and WebSphere Cast Iron Express, refer to Software Announcement 211-291, dated August 16, 2011.
For information on WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40, refer to Hardware Announcement 110-257, dated November 23, 2010.
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Program Program name VRM number IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Standard V6.1 5725-C11 IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise V6.1 5725-C12
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WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration publications will be available on September 14, 2011, at the online Information Center. Visit
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Specified operating environment
Processor with virtualization technology -- for example, Intel™ VT-x or Advanced Micro Devices AMD-V. Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition uses a 64-bit kernel. Virtualization technology support must be installed and enabled. In some cases this feature is enabled through a BIOS setting. Features required:
- 60 GB available disk space
- Select one of the supported configurations during installation:
- 1 CPU, 4 GB RAM
- 2 CPU, 8 GB RAM
Hypervisor Edition running on VMWare -- VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 or 4.1
Hypervisor Edition running on Xen -- Xen server 22.214.171.124 running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ Server release 5.6
Studio component of WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition requires Microsoft™ Windows™ XP, Window Vista or Windows 7
The web management console of WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.1 requires:
One of the following browsers:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer v7 or v8
- Mozilla Firefox v3, v4, or v5
Adobe™ Flash Player v9 or v10
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WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition: (Passport Advantage)
PID Charge unit Program name number description IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor 5725-C11 Per Install Edition Standard V6.1 Per Application Instance IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor 5725-C12 Per Install Edition Enterprise V6.1 Per Application Instance
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Product description Product ID WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Standard V6 5725-C11 WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise V6 5725-C12
Here is the complete listing of part numbers for WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition:
WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Standard
Description Part Number WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Standard with 2 endpoints OTC license - Per Install License + Software S&S 12 months D0H3ILL Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months E0AX4LL Software S&S reinstatement 12 months D0H3JLL Fixed term license (FTL) - Per Install Initial FTL + S&S 12 months D0H40LL Subsequent FTL + S&S Renewal 12 months E0AXDLL WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Standard Application Endpoints OTC license - per Application Instance License + Software S&S 12 months D0H3KLL Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months E0AX5LL Software S&S reinstatement 12 months D0H3LLL FTL - per Application Instance Initial FTL + S&S 12 months D0H41LL Subsequent FTL + S&S Renewal 12 months E0AXELL WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Standard Unrestricted Application Endpoints OTC license - Per Install License + Software S&S 12 months D0LC4LL Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months E0CTULL Software S&S reinstatement 12 months D0LC5LL FTL - Per Install Initial FTL + S&S 12 months D0LC3LL Subsequent FTL + S&S Renewal 12 months E0CTTLL WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Standard for Development OTC license - Per Install License + Software S&S 12 months D0H3MLL Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months E0AX6LL Software S&S reinstatement 12 months D0H3NLL FTL - Per Install Initial FTL + S&S 12 months D0H43LL Subsequent FTL + S&S Renewal 12 months E0AXFLL
WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise
Description Part Number WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise with 2 endpoints OTC license - Per Install License + Software S&S 12 months D0H3PLL Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months E0AX7LL Software S&S reinstatement 12 months D0H3QLL FTL - Per Install Initial FTL + S&S 12 months D0H44LL Subsequent FTL + S&S Renewal 12 months E0AXGLL WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise Application Endpoints OTC license - per Application Instance License + Software S&S 12 months D0H3RLL Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months E0AX8LL Software S&S reinstatement 12 months D0H3SLL FTL - per Application Instance Initial FTL + S&S 12 months D0H45LL Subsequent FTL + S&S Renewal 12 months E0AXHLL WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise Unrestricted Application Endpoints OTC license - Per Install License + Software S&S 12 months D0LC7LL Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months E0CTWLL Software S&S reinstatement 12 months D0LC8LL FTL - Per Install Initial FTL + S&S 12 months D0LC6LL Subsequent FTL + S&S Renewal 12 months E0CTVLL WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise for Development OTC license - Per Install License + Software S&S 12 months D0H3VLL Annual Software S&S Renewal 12 months E0AXALL Software S&S reinstatement 12 months D0H3WLL FTL - Per Install Initial FTL + S&S 12 months D0H47LL Subsequent FTL + S&S Renewal 12 months E0AXJLL
Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Media pack description Part Number WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Standard V6.1 multilingual - Media pack BA11VML WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise V6.1 multilingual - Media pack BA11WML
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