SOURCE: Transitive

November 15, 2007 08:00 ET

Transitive® and Fujitsu Siemens Computers Forge Partnership to Simplify Enterprise Customer Migrations to New Hardware Platforms

Leading European IT Provider to Distribute Transitive's Award-Winning QuickTransit® Hardware Virtualization Product Line

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - November 15, 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 that its innovative QuickTransit® product line will be distributed by Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European IT vendor. Transitive's technology enables software applications to run on different hardware platforms without source code or binary changes and at speeds comparable to native ports. The range of products covered by the distribution agreement includes QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Linux®/x86-64, QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Linux®/Itanium® and QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Solaris™/x86-64, which is currently in its beta test phase.

The global drive for increased IT efficiency and reduced carbon footprints has led most IT managers to define a proactive datacenter consolidation strategy that requires decommissioning of legacy hardware and the migration of legacy workloads to more energy-efficient, industry-standard platforms. Transitive's QuickTransit product line makes such transitions faster and easier, and provides support for the most common workload migration paths being adopted by enterprise customers.

With the QuickTransit enterprise product line, Fujitsu Siemens Computers customers can rapidly transfer their Solaris/SPARC applications from outdated SPARC-based hardware to modern PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers, without incurring the expense or delays of porting or recompilation. This allows those customers to extend the useful life of key enterprise applications while also gaining immediate performance and functionality benefits of the more powerful server platforms.

"Transitive is excited to partner with Fujitsu Siemens Computers, given its focus on Green IT and the Dynamic Data Center, which are areas of increasing importance to our enterprise customers and also areas where QuickTransit can have an immediate impact," said Bob Wiederhold, CEO of Transitive Corporation. "We look forward to working with Fujitsu Siemens Computers in the field, solving customer problems with our unique combination of innovative products and services."

"The partnership with Transitive will allow Fujitsu Siemens Computers to offer its customers more convenient solutions for IT infrastructure migration," said Jens-Peter Seick, Vice President Enterprise Server Business, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "By deploying QuickTransit with the latest PRIMERGY or PRIMEQUEST systems, our enterprise customers can streamline their operations and more rapidly transport legacy workloads to the new platforms. The combined solution also helps our customers to pursue more effective Green IT strategies, since it allows them to replace outdated hardware with more energy-efficient models from Fujitsu Siemens Computers."

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European IT Infrastructure Provider with a strategic focus on next-generation Mobility and Dynamic Data Center products, services and solutions. With a platform and services portfolio of exceptional depth, our offering extends from notebooks through desktops to enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions and services offerings. Fujitsu Siemens Computers has a presence in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with Infrastructure Services extending coverage approximately 170 countries worldwide. Leveraging the strengths, innovation and global reach of our joint shareholders, Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, we make sure we meet the needs of customers: large corporations, small and medium enterprises and private users. The company is a pioneer in providing environmentally conscious technology and processes, throughout the lifecycle of each product, and is a member of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative and Green Grid organizations. To meet stringent international standards for corporate social responsibility, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a member of the United Nations Global Compact.

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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

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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    Ulrike Droeschel
    Fujitsu Siemens Computers
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