IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.3 provides rapid cloud integration

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-494
December 11, 2012

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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:

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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.

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:

With WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.3, 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.

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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

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Planned availability date
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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 applications and other applications.

WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration

WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration portfolio delivers the following sets of capabilities:

Integration scenarios

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.

Flexible packaging options

Additional Information

For more information about acquiring WebSphere Cast Iron solutions, contact an IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner, or visit

For more information about WebSphere Cast Iron XH40 Appliance, WebSphere Cast Iron Live, and WebSphere Cast Iron Express , refer to the Reference information section.

Trials are available, allowing you to try and buy, in a self-serve fashion. This includes a:

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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 .

For information on WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40, refer to Hardware Announcements 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 additional information on IBM Mobile Platform applications, refer to Software Announcements 212-157, dated April 24, 2012 and 212-486, dated November 13, 2012 .

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Program name                                           VRM   number
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Standard    V6.3  5725-C11
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise  V6.3  5725-C12

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Education support will be provided for the products in this announcement.

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, supports many IBM offerings.

Flexible training options

WebSphere education offers several training options to meet your budget and time goals. Many offerings are delivered in a traditional classroom setting, at either your location or an IBM training center. Online delivery options are also available. Instructor-led online classes are taught real-time by an IBM instructor in a virtual classroom setting. Or, for a more independent training experience, you can select from a wide variety of self-paced online courses that you complete on your schedule.

For more information about available WebSphere education offerings, including course locations and availability dates, visit

Role-based training paths can be found at

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Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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No publications are shipped with this offering.

WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition publications will be available on December 14, 2012, in the online Information Center. Visit

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

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:

Web management console requires hardware compatible with a supported version of Microsoft™ Windows™ to run a supported browser.

Studio tooling requires a minimum of 1 GB memory (RAM).

Software requirements

WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.3

Hypervisor Edition running on VMware -- VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0, 4.1, or 5.0

Hypervisor Edition running on Xen -- Xen server running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ Server release 5.6

The Studio component of WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition requires Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 7.

Web management console of WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.3 requires:

For the most current WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration system requirements visit

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Ordering information
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This product is available only via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: WebSphere
  Product Identifier Description     (PID)
  IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition   5725-C11
  IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition   5725-C12
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
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WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.3: ( Passport Advantage )

                                    Program   Charge unit
Program/service name                number    description

IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor  5725-C11  Per install
 Edition Standard V6.3                         Per Application
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor  5725-C12  Per install
 Edition Enterprise V6.3                       Per Application


Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each install of the program.

Except for the new media pack part numbers, the remaining ordering information for IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Standard V6.3 and IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise V6.3 is unchanged from the previous release. Refer to the ordering information in Software Announcement 211-327, dated August 23, 2011 .

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
 V6.3 multilingual
 - Media pack                                            BA14NML
WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise
 V6.3 multilingual
 - Media pack                                            BA14PML

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is available only via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.


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This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

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Passport Advantage applies

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Usage restriction


WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.3

If Licensee acquires a Standard Runtime entitlement, then notwithstanding any provision in the Agreement, Licensee is not authorized to use any of the following components or functions of the Program:

  1. Enterprise Application Endpoints: The ability to connect to Enterprise applications such as JD Edwards, Peoplesoft, SAP, Siebel, or other similar type of applications
  2. Data Quality Features: The specific data quality features or activities within the Program (for example, filter and profile, look up, sort, and merge)
  3. Template Development Kit: A set of features within the Program used to develop Template Integration Processes (TIPs)
  4. Management APIs: The set of application programming interfaces (APIs) in the Program that allow users to programmatically perform management, monitoring, user provisioning, and deployment activities.
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express . Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies


Variable charges apply


Educational allowance available

Not applicable

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