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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

IBM to acquire Cast Iron Systems for cloud boost

Cast Iron provides integration software that enables applications running in a cloud to access applications in the data center.  IBM predicts the global cloud-computing market will grow to US$126 billion in 2012, up from $47 billion in 2008.

“The integration challenges Cast Iron Systems is tackling are crucial to clients who are looking to adopt alternative delivery models to manage their businesses,” said Craig Hayman, general manager at IBM WebSphere, in a statement.

“The combination of IBM and Cast Iron Systems will make it easy for clients to integrate business applications, no matter where those applications reside.

Posted on 05/25