SOURCE: Transitive

October 31, 2007 08:00 ET

Transitive® Expands Hardware Virtualization Product Line With Release of QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Linux®/Itanium®

Latest Addition to Popular QuickTransit® Enterprise Product Line Complements Transitive's Existing Datacenter Platform Migration Solutions

TOKYO--(Marketwire - October 31, 2007) - Transitive® Corporation, the leading provider of hardware virtualization solutions that enable the transportability of applications across multiple processor and operating system pairs, today announced the release of QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Linux®/Itanium®. This latest QuickTransit solution complements the award-winning QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Linux®/x86-64 (released in November 2006) and the forthcoming QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Solaris™/x86-64, which is currently in its beta test phase.

Transitive's QuickTransit hardware virtualization solution enables software applications to run on any hardware platform without any source code or binary changes and at speeds comparable to native ports. The global drive for increased IT efficiency and reduced datacenter carbon footprints has led most IT managers to define a proactive datacenter consolidation strategy that requires decommissioning of legacy hardware and the migration of workloads to more energy-efficient, industry-standard platforms. The QuickTransit product line makes such transitions faster and easier, and provides support for the most common workload migration paths being adopted by enterprise customers.

"This latest release of Transitive's QuickTransit software immediately enhances the value of Itanium-based server platforms, since thousands of additional enterprise applications can now be run by these powerful servers, without the necessity for porting or recompilation," said Ian Robinson, vice president of marketing for Transitive. "This release complements the other members of the QuickTransit family, since enterprise customers can use this new version to rapidly retire obsolete IT infrastructure and replace it with more powerful Itanium platforms, while extending the useful life of their key Solaris applications."

"HP is supporting Transitive's new QuickTransit solution to help forward-thinking Sun customers move their valued enterprise applications to the latest generation of HP Integrity servers running Linux," said Michelle Weiss, vice-president of marketing, Business Critical Systems, at HP. "With Solaris applications running on HP Integrity servers, customers benefit from a standards-based computing infrastructure that can help improve utilization. It also offers flexibility to adapt for growth in real-world business environments, not to mention long-term investment protection."

"Transitive's QuickTransit innovation aligns well with Intel's consolidation and virtualization strategy," said Boyd Davis, general manager of Server Platforms Group Marketing, Intel Corporation. "This will enable Intel's platform customers to maximize flexibility and use of computing resources in the data center. Transitive's latest solution, coupled with the new Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® 2 Processor 9100 series, positions Itanium-based servers as a seamless alternative to the installed base of RISC customers looking for consolidation and modernization alternatives."

About Transitive Corporation

Transitive is a leader in hardware virtualization, with more than 10 million customer deployments worldwide. Transitive's award-winning QuickTransit enterprise hardware virtualization product line allows software applications that have been compiled for one processor/operating system to run on a system with a different processor/operating system, without any 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 with no 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. QuickTransit technology provides the engine for Apple's Rosetta translation software that is built into all of Apple's x86-based computers and also forms the basis of IBM System p AVE for IBM's System p range of enterprise servers.

Transitive Corporation is located in Los Gatos, California with a research and development team in Manchester, UK. More information can be found at the Transitive Web site at

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