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Transitive(R) Achieves Unprecedented Cross-Platform Virtualization Milestone Following Deployment in 15 Million Systems Worldwide

September 16, 2008

Transitive(R) Corporation, the leading provider of cross-platform virtualization solutions, today announced it has surpassed the milestone of 15 million product shipments worldwide. Transitive’s award-winning cross-platform virtualization solutions, which ship with all Apple Macintosh computers and most IBM Power Systems servers, enable software applications to run on different hardware platforms without source code or binary changes at speeds comparable to native ports. In addition to custom solutions built for partners such as Apple and IBM, Transitive sells its QuickTransit(R) enterprise product line directly and through a global network of distribution partners that include Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP and Red Hat.

“As virtualization becomes a mainstream datacenter solution, IT managers recognize that only cross-platform virtualization, which frees software from legacy processors and operating systems, will enable them to move all their applications off outdated hardware and onto more powerful and efficient servers without the costs and delays of complex porting projects,” said Bob Wiederhold, CEO and president of Transitive. “Transitive continues to lead the industry in delivering this technology, which is why so many of the world’s leading server and virtualization vendors are partnering with us.”

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

“The advantages of the virtualization trend are many and varied, but many datacenters may be forced to launch multiple virtualization strategies or expensive porting projects to account for the multiple platforms they maintain,” said Tony Iams, vice-president and senior analyst for System Software Research at Ideas International, Inc. “Cross-platform virtualization eliminates this obstacle, allowing datacenters to take a single, simple approach to virtualization that delivers the maximum benefits from initiatives related to server consolidation, disaster recovery, energy efficiency, and legacy migration.”

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).

Evaluation versions of QuickTransit can be downloaded from the Transitive Web site at: http://www.transitive.com/evaluate.

Transitive also offers a free Adobe(R) Reader(R) solution for Solaris/x86 users requiring fully-functional Portable Document Format (PDF) viewing capabilities. QuickTransit for Solaris/x86 with Adobe Reader can be downloaded from the Transitive Web site at: http://www.transitive.com/reader.

Transitive’s Expanding Partner Ecosystem

Increased demand for cross-platform virtualization solutions is driving closer partnership activities between Transitive and the leading systems and virtualization vendors.

Systems Vendors:

 --  Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a global distributor for Transitive and     significantly boosts Transitive's presence in the European region. --  HP is a global distributor for Transitive, and sells the entire     QuickTransit product line across all HP enterprise platforms. --  IBM is shipping PowerVM Lx86, developed by Transitive, which runs     Linux/x86 workloads on IBM Power Systems (formerly System i and System p)     servers. --  Sun has endorsed QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Solaris/x86-64 as a     solution to increase application availability for the Solaris/x86 operating     system.      

Virtualization Vendors:

 --  Transitive is a Microsoft partner, and QuickTransit runs in Hyper-V,     allowing native Solaris/SPARC applications to run on Windows Server 2008     systems. --  Transitive has technology partnerships with Novell, Red Hat and     Citrix, and QuickTransit supports deployment within all 64-bit Xen-based     VMs. --  Transitive is a Parallels Technology Partner, and QuickTransit runs     within Virtuozzo containers and Parallels Workstation virtual machines. --  Transitive is a member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP)     program and QuickTransit can be deployed within VMware virtual machines on     64-bit platforms. VMware has also certified the QuickTransit Virtual     Appliance.      

As a cross-platform virtualization pioneer, Transitive plays an active role in virtualization industry events, and during 2008 the company participated as a sponsor at VMware Virtualization Forums in 16 cities throughout the world. Transitive is also an exhibitor at the VMworld 2008 conference in Las Vegas on September 16-18, 2008, where it will demonstrate QuickTransit running highly-consolidated Solaris/SPARC virtualized workloads on a next-generation Intel Xeon processor 7400 series server at Booth #435.

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. More information can be found on 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




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