SOURCE: Transitive

November 27, 2007 08:00 ET

Transitive® and Hitachi America Ltd. Announce Strategic Partnership at the Gartner Data Center Conference

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

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - GARTNER Data Center Conference - 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 it has signed a sales and marketing partnership with Hitachi America Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. The new partnership between Transitive and Hitachi will focus on assisting customers with enterprise datacenter hardware upgrade and consolidation projects by creatively addressing the migration of legacy Solaris™/SPARC® applications to the latest x86- and Itanium-based platforms from Hitachi's Server Systems Group.

Responding to the worldwide increase in the pace and scope of enterprise datacenter consolidation and virtualization initiatives, Transitive's agreement with Hitachi includes joint sales 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 Hitachi to deliver solutions using Transitive's award-winning QuickTransit® enterprise product line, which allows customers to quickly and easily run applications compiled for Solaris/SPARC platforms on Hitachi BladeSymphony servers equipped with 64-bit x86 and Itanium processors, without the need to modify any source code or binaries and at performance levels beyond those of the original legacy SPARC-based hardware. In addition to the popular QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Linux®/x86-64, the expanded Transitive relationship with Hitachi will also include the new QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Linux®/Itanium®.

"Transitive's partnership with Hitachi will help us more effectively address the application migration needs of our mutual enterprise customers who plan to redeploy their legacy Solaris/SPARC applications on the latest Hitachi BladeSymphony systems," said Ian Robinson, vice president of marketing for Transitive. "Working together with Hitachi, Transitive will help customers evaluate and deploy our award-winning QuickTransit solutions in the field, so they can more rapidly experience the benefits of refreshed IT infrastructure without incurring the costs and delays of traditional software porting projects."

"Transitive's QuickTransit product running on Hitachi BladeSymphony servers equipped with Virtage represents the industry's first enterprise-class combined server virtualization and hardware virtualization packaged solution," said Steve Campbell, vice president of marketing and solutions, Hitachi Server Systems Group. "The powerful mix of flexibility, integration, scalability and security makes QuickTransit on Virtage an effective solution that significantly lowers deployment time and costs and increases datacenter capabilities for all enterprise tiers."

As part of the new sales and marketing partnership agreement, Transitive will collaborate with Hitachi in promoting solutions using QuickTransit products through a range of joint marketing activities, which will commence at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas, at which both companies are exhibitors.

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About Hitachi

Hitachi America, Ltd., Information Division, Server Systems Group, supplies highly scalable and performance-oriented server platforms targeting mid- and large-scale enterprise customers with solutions offerings ranging from high-end transaction engines to large scale databases.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, and consumer electronics, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information, visit

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT) (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's Web site at

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 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 and is currently shipping on all of Apple's x86-based Macintosh computers.

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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