With options to emulate legacy Sun SPARC hardware on an x86 server or in the cloud, Charon-SSP enables customers to preserve mission-critical applications, mitigating risk of unplanned downtime and improving ROI. This webinar will address a number of benefits of SPARC emulation:
• Modernize business by eliminating legacy hardware and providing a modern x86 or cloud environment for legacy applications
• Reduce the costs associated with aging hardware, including costly maintenance, high utility fees, and the costs associated with unplanned downtime
• Experience enhanced capabilities in the cloud over on-prem (ex: additional storage, CPUs, disaster recovery, etc.)
• Significantly reduce risk of downtime due to hardware failure
• Expand business to the cloud with SaaS cloud offering
• Gain potential performance improvements over original hardware platform
The top 3 customer takeaways:
1. Preserve your legacy software investment
2. Eliminate costs associated with legacy hardware
3. Reap all the benefits of modern infrastructure
Unplanned system downtime on your legacy systems can be costly. In a recent post, we shared a few statistics about just what those figures might look like, but the costs of downtime in dollars, in time, in productivity, and in repercussions in general look different from one business to the next. Here at Stromasys, we know that downtime has real and substantial costs, and we make it our goal to alleviate the risk of downtime and the costs it has for organizations.
CHARON-SSP, Legacy SPARC Emulation Solution
For many years, we’ve been providing hardware virtualization solutions for PDP-11, VAX, Alpha, and HP 3000 systems, and we entered the legacy SPARC emulation market to provide the same relief to businesses running their applications on Solaris. Our CHARON-SSP solutions eliminate the risks of downtime that rise as hardware ages.
Over time, the hardware’s reliability declines. Though there is generally a long period of stability, there comes a point when the hardware is no longer quite so consistent: parts begin to fail, downtime becomes more frequent, and maintaining the hardware is not a sustainable option. This is depicted in the graphic below. Though the applications continue to run effectively and efficiently, the hardware has a shorter lifespan and cannot support those applications any longer.
For businesses running early models of SPARC, CHARON-SSP eliminates the need for the declining hardware and enables the applications to continue running long into the future. Last week, we hosted a webinar on this very topic. With CHARON-SSP, our legacy SPARC emulation solution, businesses are finding a way forward for their aging applications. This is a way forward without unplanned downtime due to hardware failure and without the risks and costs associated with a full migration. It’s for these reasons, and many more, that so many companies around the world have chosen to virtualize their systems with CHARON from Stromasys. To learn more about CHARON-SSP, you can view the recorded webinar here.
Stromasys helps customers swap out aging SPARC-based hardware for a new virtualized environment to lower operating costs, and reduce risks – all at once, and in a matter of days.
Stromasys today launches CHARON-SSP, a seamless solution for virtualizing classic Sun SPARC hardware.
CHARON-SSP brings new life to the classic Sun SPARC systems under a virtualized environment on industry standard x86 computer systems. CHARON-SSP swaps out the end-of-life (EOL) hardware and moves the entire software stack to the new virtualized environment in a matter of days.
“For over 15 years, Stromasys has been keeping thousands of factories, businesses, and governments running when innovation has made their hardware obsolete. We have been delivering continuity to businesses by virtualizing their classic hardware,” said John Prot, CEO of Stromasys. “Today, we proudly present to our clients CHARON-SSP, which will change the game for mission-critical applications and will enable them to continue running long into the future.”
CHARON-SSP allows Sun Solaris applications that ran on SPARC systems to remain working with no change. As a member of the Oracle Partner Network, Stromasys makes it easier for customers to move to CHARON-SSP on an Oracle x86 server.
CHARON-SSP offers different versions, designed for 32-bit and 64-bit machines, from 1-24 CPUs. CHARON-SSP is available for Linux, and VMware. For more details about CHARON-SSP, please visit www.stromasys.com/Charon-ssp.
The launch of CHARON-SSP extends Stromasys virtualization offerings from VAX, Alpha, HP 3000, and PDP-11 to SPARC hardware, increasing their market presence and reinforcing their position as the global leader in classic system virtualization.