A few days ago IBM Announced Plans to Acquire Transitive. I wrote about Transitive’s Solaris Application virtualization technology recently, it is a wonderful way for companies to maintain their investment in Solaris based applications while minimizing their dependency (risk) upon Sun.
IBM’s purchase of Transitive is a brilliant strategic way to further minimize a competitor in the market while not forcing a painful forklift upgrade upon the customer base. “Sure, we’ll sell you new IBM X86 based hardware, and then we’ll simply continue to run all your Solaris apps within the Transitive virtaulized wrapper. Upgrade those applications at your leisure when (and if) it makes sense.”
Virtualization continues to be a game changer in more ways than originally expected.