Siemens Deploys Cast Iron Integration Enterprise-Wide

Siemens Energy Inc. is expanding its use of Cast Iron Systems' Integration Solution appliance throughout the enterprise. Based on an early success with Cast Iron's integratation appliance technologies, Siemens looks to cut costs to maintain and update their integrated systems, as well as combat degraded performance.

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Siemens Energy Inc. is expanding its use of Cast Iron Systems' Integration Solution appliance throughout the enterprise. Based on an early success with Cast Iron's integratation appliance technologies, Siemens looks to cut costs to maintain and update their integrated systems, as well as combat degraded performance.

Siemens Energy first deployed a Cast Iron appliance at its Power Transmission division, where the IT group wanted to improve performance of an aging, proprietary, and yet mission-critical integration system, which connected Siemens's SAP ERP system with Salesforce CRM.

Siemens IT officials said it took them just three weeks from start to finish to deploy a complete and robust solution into production using the Cast Iron product, compared to an estimated 3 months if developers were required to write custom code. Siemens saved 80% of the project development cost and dramatically reduced support costs in the first year, according to Tanner Shamrock, an IT project manager at Siemens Energy.

The Cast Iron Integration Solution appliance simplifies and accelerates integration projects via a "configuration, not coding" approach. In contrast to older and more expensive ETL (extract-transform-load) batch-based data integration solutions, Cast Iron also provides real-time integration between on-premise and off-premise applications, including those running as SaaS or in the 'cloud," officials said.

For on-premise integration projects, Cast Iron's appliance is available as a physical or 'virtual' appliance that can run on existing hardware. All the Cast Iron product offerings operate identically, provide exactly the same functionality, and have access to a library of pre-built integrations that solve a wide variety of application integration projects out-of-the-box, Cast Iron officials said.

"The experience Siemens had with our solution is typical of the benefits all our customers are receiving from Cast Iron's fast and flexible approach to SaaS and enterprise integration," said Ken Comée, CEO of Cast Iron Systems, in the statement.



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