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Press release: Stromasys announces product version Charon-SSP 4.2, which includes easier cloud licensing to migrate mission-critical applications from end-of-life SPARC hardware to the cloud

Stromasys announced updates to its emulation solution, Charon-SSP 4.2, which now allows organizations to implement secure licensing in all major cloud provider environments. IT professionals using aging SPARC hardware to run essential legacy applications can migrate them to the cloud or a modern on-prem platform. They can continue using the apps without the fear of unplanned downtime and enjoy lower operational costs.

Companies can use the new Virtual Environment (VE) licensing model, designed and implemented by Stromasys, for flexible individual cloud installations or with preconfigured images offered on selected marketplaces.

“IT Managers have struggled to find solutions to quickly lift and shift mission-critical applications off end-of-life hardware as they modernize their infrastructure,” stated CEO John Prot. “The ongoing pandemic has further highlighted the urgency to take steps towards a cloud strategy. Charon 4.2 enables IT departments to accomplish this effort for legacy workloads.”

Charon-SSP 4.2 has additional key features, including a new appliance-type package for easy on-prem installation and management as well as support for Red Hat/CentOS 8.

For more information about Charon-SSP 4.2, please download the Software Product Description or contact Stromasys for a free demo.

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Stromasys announces a new product version, Charon-SSP 4.0, to include emulation of the hardware SPARC-V9 64-bit processor

Stromasys announced today its release of Charon-SSP version 4.0 (SSP 4.0), which extends the number of processors the Charon software can emulate to a modern platform or the cloud, as well as offering more memory and increased performance. IT professionals with end-of-life SPARC servers can use the Charon-SSP emulation software in order to continue using mission-critical applications, while also lowering operational costs and energy consumption.

With SSP 4.0, Stromasys enhanced its cross-platform hardware virtualization product to include a virtual replica of sun4m, sun4u, and sun4v SPARC systems on standard x86-64 computer systems. These systems are running Linux on top of physical hardware, or a hypervisor, and can be emulated on a cloud through a cloud-specific product variant.

“The SPARC-V9 64-bit processer is more widely used than other SPARC systems.  Thanks to this addition to our product line, more companies can now fully modernize their IT departments, use new technologies, have IT agility and take part in cloud migration,” stated John Prot, CEO of Stromasys. “They will not be held back by aging technology.”

Key features of SSP 4.0 include an integrated SSH tunnel in Charon manager, an automatic initial password change, emulator suspend and resume, USB removable device support, and various bug fixes and improvements.

For more information about Charon-SSP 4.0, please download the Software Product Description or contact us for a free demo.

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Bring new life to your Sun SPARC Servers with CHARON-SSP

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.

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