SOURCE: Transitive

December 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Transitive® Broadens Availability of QuickTransit® Enterprise Product Line With Selection of Red Hat Exchange as Distribution Channel

Convenient New Online Channel Allows Enterprise Customers to Purchase and Renew QuickTransit® Cross-Platform Virtualization Products

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Transitive® Corporation, the leading provider of cross-platform virtualization software that enables transportability of applications across multiple processor and operating system pairs, today announced that its award-winning QuickTransit® enterprise product line will be available for purchase from the Red Hat Exchange (RHX) online service. Working in collaboration with partners such as Transitive, applications available via RHX are validated to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, delivered through Red Hat Network, and backed by Red Hat as the single point of contact for support.

The global drive for increased IT efficiency and reduced carbon footprints has led most enterprise IT managers to define a proactive datacenter consolidation strategy that requires decommissioning of outdated hardware (such as older SPARC-based servers) and the migration of legacy workloads to more energy-efficient, industry-standard platforms. Transitive's QuickTransit enterprise product line makes such transitions faster and easier, by providing support for the most common workload migration paths selected by enterprise customers, and many of those customers plan to consolidate their IT infrastructure on industry-standard servers running the RHEL 5 operating system.

"The RHX distribution agreement between Transitive and Red Hat was strongly encouraged by our enterprise customers, who regard the combination of RHEL 5 and QuickTransit as a single solution for broadening the range of applications that can be run on modern standards-based server platforms," said Ian Robinson, vice president of marketing for Transitive. "By purchasing QuickTransit with RHEL 5, customers obtain a platform capable of running not only the popular and diverse range of Linux applications, but also the vast selection of software developed for Solaris/SPARC platforms."

"We are excited with the addition of Transitive as a new partner for Red Hat Exchange and with the ability to offer our customers QuickTransit on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5," said Donald Fischer, vice president, Online Services at Red Hat. "As we advance in our expansion of Red Hat Exchange, our customers will continue to find value in the provided offerings and Red Hat support."

To reflect the most common customer deployment scenarios, Transitive offers three configurations of its QuickTransit enterprise product line: QuickTransit Workstation is intended for use on desktop and laptop PCs; QuickTransit Server is primarily used for large-scale datacenter consolidation projects; and QuickTransit Legacy is a specialized version intended for application re-hosting from extremely old legacy hardware running operating system versions that are no longer supported. All three QuickTransit configurations will be available via RHX.

Transitive's distribution agreement with Red Hat will take effect immediately, allowing customers to purchase QuickTransit products from Red Hat Exchange:

About Transitive Corporation

With more than 10 million copies of its cross-platform virtualization technology deployed worldwide, Transitive is the leader in providing solutions that allow the transportability of software applications across multiple hardware platforms. Transitive's award-winning QuickTransit solution allows software applications that have been compiled for one processor/operating system to run on a system with a different processor/operating system, without source code or binary changes and at speeds comparable to native ports.

QuickTransit allows data center managers to transport legacy enterprise applications quickly and easily from outdated, proprietary hardware to modern, standardized platforms without incurring the costs and delays of porting projects, and without disruption to end users. QuickTransit also facilitates computer companies' migration to new hardware platforms; dramatically reduces software developers' cost, risk, and time-to-market in supporting multiple hardware platforms; and makes significantly more software available for more hardware platforms.

The QuickTransit cross-platform virtualization technology provides the engine for Apple's Rosetta translation software and is currently shipping on all of Apple's Intel-based computers. QuickTransit also provides the engine for IBM System p AVE, which will be included with all IBM System p enterprise servers. Transitive Corporation is located in Los Gatos, California with a research and development team in Manchester, UK. For more information, please visit Transitive's Web site at

Transitive and QuickTransit are registered trademarks, and the Transitive logo is a trademark of Transitive Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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