Itanium alliance launches Solaris migration programme


Itanium alliance launches Solaris migration programme

Tash Shifrin

The Itanium Solutions Alliance has launched a programme aimed at easing migration from legacy Sparc Solaris platforms to Intel Itanium 2 architecture.

The move, announced at the alliance’s Itanium Solutions Summit conference in San Francisco, is part of its mission to boost migration from proprietary computing platforms to open, industry standard solutions based on Itanium architecture.

In June the group of enterprise and technical software suppliers announced more than 60 firms had joined its ranks.

Under the alliance’s new ISV Platform Expansion programme, independent software suppliers with applications specifically written for Sparc Solaris can use QuickTransit technology from specialist software provider Transitive Corporation to allow them to run on Itanium-based platforms without source code or binary changes.

Bob Wiederhold, chief executive of Transitive Corporation, said, “As a new member of the ISA, we will provide licences and support to ISV member companies which are interested in running their Solaris applications on the newest generation of Itanium platforms – immediately.”

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