SOURCE: Transitive

February 26, 2008 03:00 ET

Transitive® Customer Evaluation Options Enhanced as QuickTransit® Receives VMware Virtual Appliance Lab Certification

QuickTransit® Virtual Appliance Allows Fast and Easy Evaluation of Cross-Platform Virtualization Technology by Enterprise Customers Using VMware Products

CANNES, FRANCE--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - Transitive® Corporation, the leading provider of cross-platform virtualization software that enables transportability of applications across processor and operating system pairs, announced at the VMworld Europe 2008 conference today that its QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Linux®/x86-64 Virtual Appliance has been certified by VMware's Virtual Appliance Lab, and will be listed in VMware's popular Virtual Appliance Marketplace. The certification also allows Transitive to use the Certified Virtual Appliance Logo from VMware.

A virtual appliance is a pre-built, pre-configured and ready-to-run enterprise software application packaged along with a guest operating system within a virtual machine. In the case of Transitive's QuickTransit Virtual Appliance, which was developed specifically for evaluation by enterprise users of VMware products, the guest operating system provided is Novell® SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. The QuickTransit Virtual Appliance also includes sample Solaris/SPARC applications, which allow evaluators to immediately try out Transitive's unique cross-platform virtualization capabilities without the need to install any additional software. The virtual appliance evaluation format is especially convenient for Transitive's enterprise customers, because many of them ultimately deploy QuickTransit in production within VMware virtual machines.

"VMware's certification of Transitive's award-winning QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Linux/x86-64 Virtual Appliance is a timely endorsement of the value of cross-platform virtualization solutions by an acknowledged market leader," said Ian Robinson, vice-president of marketing for Transitive. "Just as the recent appointment of HP, Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Red Hat as global distributors of QuickTransit have made cross-platform virtualization more accessible to enterprise customers, the listing of our QuickTransit Virtual Appliance in VMware's Virtual Appliance Marketplace will likewise open up evaluation of QuickTransit to a far broader worldwide audience."

Transitive's QuickTransit cross-platform virtualization solutions enable software applications to run on any hardware platform without any source code or binary changes and at speeds comparable to native ports. Transitive has fine-tuned its cross-platform virtualization technology to provide a unique solution to traditional workload mobility challenges. By deploying QuickTransit on the latest enterprise server platforms (often inside VMware virtual machines), enterprise data center managers can replicate workloads that were previously tied to a single hardware platform and run them unmodified, without incurring the costs and delays of porting projects, and without disruption to end users. Furthermore, such comparatively easy workload replication can provide the basis for more cost-effective business continuity solutions, including disaster recovery, application scalability and dynamic workload re-balancing.

To address 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. Transitive's QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Linux/x86-64 and QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Solaris/x86-64 are each available in all three configurations.

Transitive will demonstrate its QuickTransit products running within VMware virtual machines at Booth #30 at the VMworld Europe 2008 conference, held during February 26 to 28, in Cannes, France. Transitive will also be offering DVDs containing the newly-certified QuickTransit Virtual Appliance to VMworld Europe attendees during the event.

The complete QuickTransit product line is available from Transitive and its global distribution partners, which include HP, Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Red Hat. Evaluation versions of QuickTransit can be downloaded from the Transitive Web site at:

About Transitive Corporation

Transitive is a leader in cross-platform virtualization, and its award-winning QuickTransit technology has shipped in more than 10 million computers worldwide. QuickTransit 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. As a result, QuickTransit allows data center managers to quickly and easily replicate legacy enterprise applications from the original hardware and allow them to run on more modern, standardized platforms without incurring the costs and delays of porting projects, and with no disruption to end users. This workload replication helps enterprise customers improve business continuity, including superior disaster recovery, scalability and high-availability solutions.

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 is the basis of the Rosetta software built into all of Apple's x86-based Macintosh computers, and it also forms the basis of IBM PowerVM Lx86, which is available 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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