StrikeIron Introduces IronCloud™: Web Services Delivery Platform
Enables data to be exposed to internal and external sources while managing and controlling usage
Research Triangle Park, NC – April 22, 2008 – StrikeIron, Inc., the market and technology leader in providing innovative solutions for delivering data over the Internet, today announced the StrikeIron IronCloud™ Web Services Delivery Platform. IronCloud is the only comprehensive Web services delivery platform that opens up new channels for data distribution and consumption through Web Services.
"To move at Internet speed, companies need to increasingly rely on the 'cloud' for data storage and — most importantly — shared data management and provisioning," said Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions. "There's virtually no other way to share and manage partnered data at scale when it comes to business ecologies and extended enterprise processes. StrikeIron is pioneering new models for Internet data use and lifecycle by developing the tools, platform and business models that support such managed data in the cloud."
StrikeIron IronCloud makes it easy for companies of all sizes to externalize and control the critical information they need to run their business. Companies can leverage the platform to expose internal and external data, either publicly or privately, to more effectively communicate and collaborate with employees, customers and partners without any hardware or software to download, install or maintain. This solution, along with the ability to integrate over 100 other live data sources and business functions offered in the StrikeIron Marketplace enable an organization to fully take advantage of the emerging class of Web 2.0 and cloud applications as a key competitive advantage.
"StrikeIron has pioneered new ways to access and deliver Data as a Service. We have been pivotal in the success of delivering critical business data to over 1400 companies through our Web Services Marketplace," said Dave Linthicum, CEO of StrikeIron. "Now, we are bringing the same benefits that the Marketplace has offered and delivering them to enable businesses of all types to effectively manage and expose their data in the cloud. Customers can focus on their data, not the infrastructure needed to deliver that data to the emerging Web."
Following are the key components of the StrikeIron IronCloud Services Delivery Platform:
Create Custom End Points for Data Access
Superior Controlled Access
Reliable Integration Out of the Box
Managed Infrastructure, Scalable Architecture
"The StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace provided the architectural foundation for delivering XML-based Web services in a wide variety of usage scenarios over the Web," said Bob Brauer, president and co-founder of StrikeIron. "Now, we are entering a new era where any business can become an innovator and take advantage of the sophisticated infrastructure we have developed over the years to significantly reduce the costs of delivering data within a comprehensive and consistent platform that leverages StrikeIron's years of expertise in managing Data as a Service."
StrikeIron is the leader in Data as a Service (DaaS), facilitating the consumption and distribution of live, integratable data and business functionality over the Web. The company’s innovative Web Services Marketplace provides a technology platform, micro-transaction management and a consistent interface across many XML-based Web services from multiple, diverse sources. This allows business users, application developers and enterprise IT professionals to customize and integrate external data sources and additional external functionality into enterprise, Web, and composite applications. Currently, StrikeIron provides over 100 live data sources and business functions from organizations such as D&B, MapQuest, Midnight Trader, Tax Data Systems, and Zacks.
StrikeIron also offers a set of products and tools to simplify and accelerate the consumption of data such as its SOA Express for Excel, enabling business users to access live data via front office applications. StrikeIron delivers value to over 1,000 customers and partners such as BEA, Delivery.com, IBM, Honda Europe, D&B, Time Warner, Siemens, Nike, Kenwood, and Exclusive Resorts. For more information, visit www.strikeiron.com