SOURCE: Transitive

September 24, 2007 08:00 ET

Transitive® Collaborates With AMD to Accelerate Enterprise Datacenter Consolidation Projects Using Linux®/x86 Platforms

Companies Take on Biggest Challenge to Successful Enterprise Datacenter Consolidation Projects -- Legacy Application Migration

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - September 24, 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 a technology and marketing partnership with AMD, a global leader in enabling processing solutions for the business and consumer markets. The new technology partnership between Transitive and AMD will focus on assisting customers with enterprise datacenter hardware upgrade and consolidation projects, by creatively addressing the migration of legacy Sun SPARC® applications to modern x86-based platforms. Responding to the worldwide increase in the pace and scope of such datacenter consolidation and virtualization initiatives, Transitive's agreement with AMD includes joint technical and marketing activities intended to help customers accelerate their datacenter hardware upgrades, by focusing on solving the key challenge of such projects, which is legacy application migration.

Transitive will work with AMD to deliver solutions using Transitive's award-winning QuickTransit products, which allow customers to quickly and easily run applications compiled for Solaris™/SPARC® platforms using AMD Opteron™ processors and other 64-bit x86 processors, without the need to modify any source code or binaries.

In addition to the popular QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Linux®/x86-64, the expanded Transitive relationship with AMD will also include the new QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Solaris™/x86-64, which is currently in beta release and is expected to be generally available in December 2007.

"Transitive's partnership with AMD will help us more effectively support our many enterprise customers who plan to redeploy their legacy Solaris/SPARC applications on a broad range of faster and more cost-effective AMD Opteron-based platforms from Sun, HP and other vendors," said Bob Wiederhold, CEO and president of Transitive. "Working together with AMD, Transitive will help customers deploy our award-winning QuickTransit technology more rapidly, allowing a larger number of enterprise workloads to benefit from the increased business value offered by the latest generation x86 servers."

"AMD's technology partnership with Transitive is designed to offer IT management alternatives to migrating their legacy application when considering datacenter hardware upgrades," said Margaret Lewis, director, Commercial Solutions and Software Strategy for AMD. "QuickTransit is an innovative solution that promises to accelerate the deployment of many hardware upgrade projects."

As part of the new technology and marketing partnership agreement, Transitive will collaborate with AMD in promoting solutions using QuickTransit products through a range of joint marketing activities, which commenced at VMworld 2007 with live QuickTransit demonstrations on AMD Opteron processor-based systems.

About Transitive Corporation

Transitive is the leader in providing solutions that allow the transportability of software applications across multiple hardware platforms, with more than 10 million customer deployments worldwide. The company's QuickTransit hardware virtualization 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 any source code or binary changes and at speeds comparable to native ports. QuickTransit allows datacenter 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 and is currently shipping on all of Apple's x86-based computers. QuickTransit also provides the engine for IBM System p AVE, which will be included with all IBM System p enterprise servers later in 2007.

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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