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QuickTransit(R) Achieves Optimal Cross-Platform Virtualization Performance on Powerful Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 7400 Series

September 15, 2008

Transitive(R) Corporation, the leading provider of cross-platform virtualization software, today announced that its strategic business partner Intel is using Transitive’s QuickTransit(R) software to showcase the significant performance benefits of its next-generation Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor 7400 series. As part of the launch activities for the processors, which include up to six cores and represent the new flagships of the Xeon product line, Intel emphasized the performance enhancements experienced by several leading enterprise software applications, including QuickTransit.

“The latest Intel Xeon processor 7400 series-based platforms are ideal for our QuickTransit cross-platform virtualization solutions,” said Alasdair Rawsthorne, founder and CTO of Transitive Corporation. “By delivering more cores per motherboard, Intel allows enterprise customers to consolidate larger numbers of legacy workloads through virtualization, thereby optimizing IT infrastructure, managing costs and minimizing risk. Using this latest generation of Intel processor, QuickTransit can run legacy Solaris/SPARC workloads many times faster than on the original legacy hardware, without the need for porting or recompilation.”

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. By deploying QuickTransit on the latest enterprise server platforms, 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.

“Enterprise datacenter managers seeking to reduce cost and complexity in their environment while improving responsiveness to business needs are looking to deploy servers based on the Intel Xeon processor for a range of enterprise workloads once limited to expensive and proprietary architectures,” said Boyd Davis, general manager of Server Products Group Marketing at Intel Corporation. “The exceptional performance, efficiency, and value of the new Intel Xeon processor 7400 series combined with Transitive’s QuickTransit creates a compelling solution for customers looking to accelerate their migration from RISC-based servers to standard high-volume servers.”

During the VMworld 2008 conference in Las Vegas on September 16-18, 2008, Transitive will demonstrate QuickTransit running highly-consolidated Solaris/SPARC virtualized workloads on an Intel Xeon processor 7400 series server at Booth #435.

To address the most typical customer deployment scenarios, Transitive offers three configurations of its QuickTransit enterprise products: QuickTransit Workstation is intended for use on desktop and laptop PCs; QuickTransit Server is used for large-scale datacenter consolidation projects; and QuickTransit Legacy is a specialized version for application re-hosting from older legacy hardware running operating system versions that are no longer supported. The QuickTransit enterprise product line includes QuickTransit for Solaris(TM)/SPARC(R)-to-Solaris(TM)/x86-64, QuickTransit for Solaris(TM)/SPARC(R)-to-Linux(R)/x86-64 and QuickTransit for Solaris(TM)/SPARC(R)-to-Linux(R)/Itanium(R).

The 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: http://www.transitive.com/evaluate

About Transitive Corporation

Transitive is a leader in cross-platform virtualization, and its award-winning QuickTransit technology is built into more than 15 million computers worldwide. QuickTransit allows software applications that have been compiled for one processor and operating system to run on systems with different processors and operating systems, without any source code or binary changes and at speeds comparable to native ports. As a result, QuickTransit allows IT managers to quickly and easily replicate legacy enterprise applications from the original hardware and run them on modern, standardized platforms without incurring the costs and delays of porting projects, and without disruption to end users. This workload replication helps enterprise customers improve business continuity, including superior disaster recovery, scalability and high-availability solutions.

Transitive’s cross-platform virtualization technology is the foundation for Apple’s Rosetta translation software (built into Apple’s Intel-based Macintosh computers) and also for PowerVM Lx86, which is available for IBM Power Systems enterprise servers. Transitive Corporation is located in Los Gatos, California with a research and development team in Manchester, UK. For more information, please visit Transitive’s Web site at www.transitive.com.

Transitive, QuickTransit and the Transitive logo are registered trademarks 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.

 Media Contact: Andrew Evangelista Eastwick Communications (For Transitive Corporation) (650) 480-4056 andrew@eastwick.com

SOURCE: Transitive