To the Cloud with WebSphere Cast Iron

By Wendy Sanacore
So it’s all about Cloud these days. But what does it mean to connect to the Cloud and why should you? What business value does it hold for you?
Cloud applications are referred to as Saas and are compiled of three layers.

  • Applications (SOA) – commercial applications
  • Platform – the tools used to develop applications and use their infrastructure to run them
  • Infrastructure – regardless of tools to develop application, these run and manage the applications

WebSphere Cast Iron focuses on Cloud Applications, either commercial or privately run.
CIO’s have tough decisions to make today when thinking about building a new application for their enterprise. They can choose from one of  two options – on premise or in cloud.
The decision has been shifting more and more to cloud, and it’s estimated that in  a matter of two years cloud will supersede the on-premise options as it has been consistently been narrowing the gap.
Now, that’s not to say that enterprises are going to be eliminating on-premise applications all together, there is just going to be a hybrid world of on premise and cloud applications, both packaged and homegrown.
This is what makes the integration process to strategic and important.
Here’s where the business value comes in…Without integration, application users will find themselves doing on of two things:

  1. Calling someone else for information
  2. Logging into multiple applications to get access to data

Without proper integration, productivity is low. Integration equals a maximization of productivity and investment into the cloud application.
In fact, integration is a top IT concern for executives. And it’s not limited to one facet of integration, the concern stretches across the board.
WebSphere Cast Iron makes it simple and cost-effective to bridge Cloud and on-premise applications.
WebSphere Cast Iron offers complete flexibility, total connectivity, complete re-usability and covers all types of projects.
About TxMQ
Since it’s inception, TxMQ has specialized in Mainframe software and mainframe systems support offerings. As mainframe software and mainframe applications and subsystems like DB2, z/OS, CICS, MQ, and DB2 continued to grow in popularity, so too did TxMQ’s offerings.
These expanded to include technologies like Virtualization solutions including Linux Virtualization, network Virtualization (cloud computing), and desktop Virtualization, as well as mainframe modernization.
As the web became more prevalent and a part of the enterprise, we followed IBM’s offerings and added skilled resources and SME’s in areas like WebSphere, BPM and SOA, including both Lombardi, and Metastorm (now a part of open text), as well as DataPower.
Contact us today at 716-636-0070 ext 29 or email [email protected] to find the solution that’s right for you.