SOURCE: Transitive

March 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Transitive® Ships Latest QuickTransit® Release to Deliver Broader Application and Platform Choices for Solaris Customers

Innovative Cross-Platform Virtualization Solution QuickTransit® for the Solaris Operating System Receives Solaris Ready Logo Certification From Sun

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Transitive® Corporation, the leading provider of cross-platform virtualization software that enables transportability of applications across multiple processor and operating system pairs, today announced the general availability of QuickTransit® for the Solaris™ operating system (OS) on SPARC® to Solaris on x86/64 systems. In addition, this latest product in the award-winning QuickTransit enterprise product line has achieved the Solaris Ready Logo certification from Sun. To complement this release, Transitive and Sun are investigating the development of future QuickTransit versions capable of running native x86 applications on SPARC-based platforms without modification to source code or binaries.

This latest version of QuickTransit® represents a welcome solution for enterprise customers that have deployed the Solaris OS on x86 operating systems, since it allows them to immediately run many thousands of additional applications. Customers that have opted to deploy the Solaris OS on x86 hardware platforms from Sun, IBM, HP, Dell and others can deploy QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Solaris/x86-64 to immediately benefit from running the large and diverse range of Solaris SPARC-based applications that have been developed by independent software vendors (ISVs), open source developers and internal application development teams.

"The release of QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Solaris/x86-64 is another important milestone for Transitive and occurs at a time of accelerated momentum in cross-platform virtualization," said Bob Wiederhold, president and CEO of Transitive. "This release is also timely because of the increasing interest in the Solaris OS on x86 among enterprise datacenter managers seeking robust and reliable operating system options."

Transitive, a member of the Sun Partner Advantage Program, previewed QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Solaris/x86-64 at the 2007 JavaOne™ Conference in San Francisco. The product has received Solaris Ready Logo certification from Sun, and has been listed in the Sun Solaris Ready Applications and Solutions Catalog.

"Sun is about openness and choice, offering its customers the best computing infrastructure, easily adapted to their business and operational needs," said Juan Carlos Soto, vice president of Global Market Development at Sun. "Working with Transitive, Sun makes it easier for customers to leverage the power and value inherent in the open-source Solaris OS by developing their application once and deploying it on the Sun system or architecture of choice, optimized and best fitted to a specific need."

To reflect the most common customer deployment scenarios, Transitive offers three configurations of its QuickTransit enterprise product line:

--  QuickTransit Workstation - for use on desktop and laptop PCs
--  QuickTransit Server - for large-scale datacenter consolidation
--  QuickTransit Legacy -  a specialized version intended for application
    re-hosting from extremely old legacy hardware running operating system
    versions that are no longer supported.

QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Solaris/x86-64 is available in all three configurations.

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 is built into 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

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.

Solaris is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the US and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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