Transitive Corporation, a provider of software that enables transportability of applications across multiple processor and operating system (OS) pairs, has announced the first two of a series of products being developed as part of its new Solaris/Sparc Migration Initiative.
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The new products in the QuickTransit range are QuickTransit for Solaris/Sparc-to-Linux/Xeon and QuickTransit for Solaris/Sparc-to-Linux/Itanium.
The new products are the first fruits of a collaboration with Intel announced in March this year to accelerate the migration from RISC-based platforms to Intel-based platforms. They allow Solaris/Sparc applications to run without any source code or binary changes on Linux/Xeon and Linux/Itanium 2-based servers respectively.
Transitive says the products dramatically reduce the barriers IT organisations face when migrating Solaris/Sparc workloads to Linux/Xeon- and Linux/Itanium 2-based servers. Future products in the series will allow Solaris/Sparc applications to run on various other hardware platforms.
QuickTransit hardware virtualisation products are designed to allow Solaris/Sparc applications to run with full functionality, transparent interactive and graphics performance, and computational performance that, says Transitive, is typically faster than the fastest Solaris/Sparc machines.
"One of the biggest obstacles to migrating from one server to another is getting your internally developed and commercial applications ported to the new server," explains Bob Wiederhold, president and CEO of Transitive Corporation.
"In a large IT organisation this can take years to accomplish. Since Solaris/Sparc applications can now run on your target platform without the burden of porting, this migration barrier is eliminated and IT organisations can immediately realise the full benefits of their new strategic server platform."