One of the hurdles that enterprises face when adopting cloud computing is the task of migrating data from on-premise data centers to the cloud and then ensuring that the cloud-based server is fully connected to the rest of the enterprise. Cast Iron Systems is a company that helps businesses solve this problem. Today, Cast Iron has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to offer migration to EC2 servers.
Called the Cast Iron Cloud, the product’s data migration and integration templates for hundreds of enterprise applications will help to expedite customer on-boarding to AWS. Plus, the offering will integrate cloud environments with other data systems within the enterprise. For example, Hoovers, the business intelligence company, is leveraging Cast iron Cloud with Amazon EC2 to synchronize and migrate data from the company’s on-premise data centers to their cloud-based servers.
Cast Iron’s product must be making cloud deployment and integration simpler because its client list includes giants such as Allianz, Emerson, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and Salesforce.com. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Tenaya Capital, Cast Iron was launched 2001 and has also developed partnerships with Google Apps and Hewlett Packard. Competitors include Informatica and Tibco.