New online service for more efficient virtualisation product purchase


New online service for more efficient virtualisation product purchase

Joe O'Halloran

Transitive Corporation, a provider of cross-platform virtualisation software has made its QuickTransit enterprise product line available for purchase from the Red Hat Exchange (RHX) online service.


Working in collaboration with partners such as Transitive, applications available via RHX are validated to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, delivered through Red Hat Network, and backed by Red Hat as the single point of contact for support.


The virtualisation supplier says that the global drive for increased IT efficiency and has led most enterprise IT managers to define a proactive datacentre consolidation strategy that requires decommissioning of outdated hardware (such as older SPARC-based servers) and the migration of legacy workloads to more energy-efficient, industry-standard platforms.


Transitive claims its QuickTransit enterprise product line makes such transitions faster and easier, by providing support for the most common workload migration paths selected by enterprise customers, and many of those customers plan to consolidate their IT infrastructure on industry-standard servers running the RHEL 5 operating system.


To reflect what it feels are the most common customer deployment scenarios, Transitive offers three configurations of its QuickTransit enterprise product line: QuickTransit Workstation is intended for use on desktop and laptop PCs; QuickTransit Server is primarily used for large-scale datacentre consolidation projects; and QuickTransit Legacy is a specialised version intended for application re-hosting from extremely old legacy hardware running operating system versions that are no longer supported.

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