Solution-Soft Announces Availability of Time Machine® Sidecar Container for Red Hat OpenShift

SANTA CLARA, CA, February 8, 2021, SolutionSoft Systems Inc, the Leader in Virtual Clock and Time Shift Testing announced today that Time Machine Sidecar Container is now available. A pod level virtual clock and non-root sidecar approach makes enterprise level Kubernetes time travel and deployment a breeze.

Time Machine Sidecar is a Red Hat certified container that can run on Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments. Time Machine is implemented as a non-root sidecar container to be placed inside a pod to provide the pod with virtual clocks to time travel all the containers within the pod as a whole. .

Our Product Suite including Floating License Server, Sync Server and Enterprise Management Console are bundled as a Time Machine Management Node to automate license provisions for hundreds of dynamic micro-containers and to broadcast the same virtual clock to the entire Kubernetes environment or beyond.

Time Machine saves ten-fold or more on resources and costs associated with temporal testing of applications. It enables you to finish your large scale software projects on time and under budget. With the new release, Time Machine's Sidecar Container revolutionizes time travel application testing in containerized environments.

The non-root sidecar approach means images of containers within the pod do not need to be modified at all to add Time Machine time travel capability, which is a great benefit as it is non-intrusive and effortless.  There are no security concerns as it does not require root privileges and it is also self-contained as no Time Machine installation is needed on the container host system itself.

Time Machine Sidecar Container can get its license automatically from the Floating License Server's pool of licenses.  No manual key is required for each sidecar container ever and it is perfect for dynamic environments, where pods can go in and out based on loads.  Pod virtual clocks ease the discovery process to set up a sync group.  If you have multiple containers with a pod, only one virtual clock is needed for the whole pod.

Time Machine Sidecar Containers within Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift clusters can be easily managed by Floating license server, Sync Server, and Enterprise Management Console on the same management box.  Sync Server can broadcast the same virtual clock to multiple sidecar containers with multiple pods and even outside the Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift environment.  Enterprise Management Console provides easy to use GUI access to monitor and manage virtual clocks for sidecar containers, Sync Server, and Floating License Server.  Customers can optionally provision such boxes from the AWS Marketplace with all three components pre-installed.

“Time Machine Sidecar Container is our second iteration to address the needs for the Kubernetes community,” said Paul Wang, Chief Technology Officer at Solution-Soft. “This new approach truly revolutionizes time shift travel for container orchestration as it is non-intrusive to existing container images.  Time Machine Sidecar comes into the pod on the side and enables the whole pod to time travel together with other pods and beyond.  Time Machine management node provides the ease of use and enterprise management and test automation capabilities.  It’s truly a game-changer.”

About Time Machine

Time Machine saves ten-fold or more on resources and costs associated with temporal testing of applications. It enables you to finish your large scale software projects on time and under budget. Some other usage scenarios of Time Machine include cloud migration, time zone adjustment, data aging, big data analysis and online training. Time Machine is the original date and time simulation software for Unix and Windows since 1997 and it is cloud ready. Thousands of customers worldwide utilize Time Machine successfully across all industries on a daily basis, including 47 of the Fortune 100 companies.

About Solution-Soft

Solution-Soft is the leader in virtual clock, time shift testing software solutions for the ever changing digital world. Our flagship and market proven product, Time Machine, opened up brand new possibilities in the application testing landscape upon its release in 1997. Today, thousands of applications have been tested with Time Machine, and IT professionals recognize that using a virtual clock is the ideal and safest way to conduct date and time testing. As pioneer in our field, we've created the Time Machine Product Suite, a collection of cutting-edge testing software that augment Time Machine to further streamline enterprise cloud initiatives and IT simplification. The product suite offers a complete solution for end-to-end application testing, cloud migration, test automation, Agile/DevOPs, Continuous Operation, and Test Data Management. We proudly provide our 2000+ domestic and international customers, including 47 of Fortune 100 companies, our advanced solutions to optimize their testing and help deliver projects on-time. Solution-Soft's customers are across all market sectors including 3M, AMEX, Australia Tax Office, BBC, Boeing, British Gas, Covered California, Discover, Fed Ex, Federal Reserve Bank, French Telecom, National Australia Bank, and Zurich Insurance. We bolster our market presence through robust partnerships with companies including Accenture, Capgemini, Citrix, Delphix, DXC, FICO, HPE, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat and SAP.

Founded in 1993, Solution-Soft is privately held and based in Santa Clara, CA., for more information visit or call +1.408.346.1400.

© Copyright 1993-2021 Solution-Soft and Time Machine are registered trademarks of SolutionSoft Systems, Inc. Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.