SOURCE: Transitive

September 10, 2007 08:00 ET

Transitive® Joins Egenera Alliance Program

Eases Deployment of Legacy SPARC Applications on Egenera® BladeFrame® Systems

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - Transitive® Corporation, the leading provider of hardware virtualization software that enables transportability of applications across multiple processor and operating system pairs, today announced that it has joined the Egenera® Assured Solution Alliances program. The program will help ensure the compatibility of Transitive's award-winning QuickTransit® software with the Egenera® BladeFrame® system. Egenera is a global leader in delivering data center virtualization solutions.

The combination of QuickTransit and the BladeFrame lets enterprise IT managers quickly and easily redeploy legacy applications from outdated proprietary hardware to Egenera's data center virtualization system. QuickTransit allows native Solaris/SPARC applications to run unmodified on the virtualized x86-based servers created by Egenera.

"In many data centers, desire for the management and cost benefits of virtualization competes against the continued reliance on legacy applications, preventing organizations from upgrading their infrastructures," said Kathy Yenke, vice president of business alliances at Egenera. "The combination of the BladeFrame and QuickTransit eliminates this issue, providing a flexible and stable virtual environment, while making it easy to migrate legacy applications to the new environment."

Transitive's unique QuickTransit® for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Linux®/x86-64 solution makes it possible for x86-based servers to run the extensive ecosystem of commercial and in-house Solaris/SPARC applications, without modification to source code or binaries, with full functionality, near-native performance and complete transparency to end-users and system administrators. The Egenera system combines the utility of stateless blade servers with powerful virtualization software that creates pools of compute, storage and network resources, and dynamically allocates those resources to applications as needed. With Egenera, customers can provision systems and allocate resources in minutes -- not days, weeks or months -- to optimize business- and mission-critical applications in real time.

"Our partnership with Egenera will continue to expand our market reach by letting enterprise customers extend the useful life of their legacy applications as they accept the business imperative to gain the performance and simplified management capabilities of a virtual environment," said Bob Wiederhold, CEO and president of Transitive.

About Transitive

Transitive is the leader in providing solutions that allow the transportability of software applications across multiple hardware platforms. The company's award-winning 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 Intel-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. Transitive was nominated as a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January 2007, and the company's QuickTransit software was awarded the European ICT Grand Prize in March 2007, ahead of 450 technology products from 30 countries. For more information, please visit Transitive's Web site at

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