New Software Analyzer to Be Used for Cloud-Based Software Measurement Offer
February 22, 2011, New York, NY- CAST, a world leader in software analysis and measurement, today announced it has acquired the core technology of a new product line from a sole source service provider to the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), the parent company of Airbus.
Developed by engineering experts, the product is deeply specialized in embedded software for aerospace applications. With the acquisition, CAST brings onboard a robust, lightweight, software-analysis engine and the senior half of the original development team behind the product, representing 80 man-years of world-class software engineering expertise.
"After a very strong year of growth, we are excited to add such significant expertise to our bench and bring a powerful cloud-based complement into the CAST product mix," said Vincent Delaroche, CAST chairman and CEO. "We see many instances of demand from IT executives, architects of complex systems, down to individual developers of niche apps to get an immediate assessment of the structural quality of their software."
The Cloud-based technology can provide feedback on thousands of lines of code within seconds for a fast health check based on industry norms and software engineering standards. Most importantly, for security and speed, the developer does not have to upload their source code into the cloud to do the analysis.
"Software quality analysis is becoming more critical as applications and sourcing for them become more complex, risky and interdependent," said Melinda Ballou, Program Director for IDC's ALM research. "We increasingly see SaaS and off-premise offerings augmenting existing on-premise delivery models. Access to software quality analysis services in the cloud as embedded software drives product innovation, could prove very valuable in today’s environment."
CAST is a pioneer and world leader in Software Analysis and Measurement, with unique technology resulting from more than $90 million in R&D investment. CAST provides IT and business executives with precise analytics and automated software measurement to transform application development into a management discipline. More than 650 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers such as IBM and Capgemini.
Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves IT intensive enterprises worldwide with a network of offices in North America, Europe and India. For more information, visit www.castsoftware.com.