November 12, 2008
Leading European Retailer Cactus SA Deploys QuickTransit(R) to Extend the Productive Life of Critical Enterprise Applications
Transitive(R) Corporation, the leading provider of cross-platform virtualization solutions, today announced that prominent Luxembourg retailer Cactus SA has deployed Transitive's innovative QuickTransit(R) for Solaris(TM)/SPARC(R)-to-Linux(R)/x86-64 solution to re-host several of its most important enterprise applications on Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY systems with Linux.
"We are pleased to welcome Cactus as a QuickTransit customer, and appreciate the role that our partners at Fujitsu Siemens Computers played in successfully deploying this cross-platform virtualization solution in record time," said Bob Wiederhold, CEO of Transitive. "As a result, Cactus has been able to rapidly benefit from the cost savings and enhanced productivity made possible by QuickTransit."
"We are strongly impressed by the PRIMERGY/Linux and QuickTransit Solaris transition solution of Fujitsu Siemens Computers," said Serge Dublet, Head of IT at Cactus SA. "The easy transfer of our old Solaris-based SAP R/3 applications to industry open standards with Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor-based PRIMERGY systems and Linux -- without any need for costly re-coding efforts -- was our biggest surprise. The new environment will start saving money immediately."
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.
To address the most typical customer deployments, Transitive offers three configurations of its QuickTransit product line: 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 very old legacy hardware running operating system versions that are no longer supported. 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 will participate in the VISIT 2008 conference for Fujitsu Siemens enterprise customers in Augsburg, Germany during November 12-13, 2008.
About Cactus SA
Cactus SA (www.cactus.lu) is Luxembourg's leading retail chain, operating more than 20 stores with a total sales area in excess of 56,200 square meters. With more than 3900 staff, Cactus is also the second-largest private employer in Luxembourg.
About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European IT Infrastructure Provider with a strategic focus on next-generation Mobility and Dynamic Data Center products, services and solutions. With a platform and services portfolio of exceptional depth, our offering extends from notebooks through desktops to enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions and services offerings. Fujitsu Siemens Computers has a presence in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with Infrastructure Services extending coverage to approximately 170 countries worldwide. Leveraging the strengths, innovation and global reach of our joint shareholders, Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, we make sure we meet the needs of customers: large corporations, small and medium enterprises and private users. The company is a pioneer in providing environmentally conscious technology and processes, throughout the lifecycle of each product, and is a member of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative and Green Grid organizations. To meet stringent international standards for corporate social responsibility, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a member of the United Nations Global Compact. For more information on Fujitsu Siemens Computers, please visit: www.fujitsu-siemens.com, for Corporate Social Responsibility please see www.fujitsu-siemens.com/aboutus/sor/index.html.
About Transitive Corporation
Transitive is a leader in cross-platform virtualization, and its award-winning QuickTransit technology is built into more than 16 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 all 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 at Transitive's Web site at www.transitive.com.
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