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Java 7 and 6 Support for Government

Unique Azul support for legacy Java versions 6 and 7 used by Government institutions, in addition to Java versions 8, 11, 13, 15, and 17.

Azul is the only provider delivering Java 6 and 7 support across Federal Departments and Agencies, State and Local, Education, Healthcare and other public sector institutions.

Only with Azul Platform Core for the Public Sector can Government organizations get timely security updates and ongoing Azul support for Java 6 and Java 7, versions still used extensively in Government.

Oracle ceased providing supporting Java 6 in December 2018 and will cease providing extended support for Java 7 in July 2022. Only Azul provides timely security updates, and ongoing support for Java 6 and Java 7. Running older versions of Oracle Java in production pose potential risk that can be remedied by simply switching the JVM from Oracle to Azul.

Using Azul support for older versions of Java negates the cost and business disruption of upgrading applications to later versions of Java and enables the business to upgrade applications at their own pace rather than in response to Oracle’s support policy.


Java 7 Support

  • Azul continues to support Java 7 with timely security updates and bug fixes.

  • Oracle‘s JDK 7 support is available only as extended support (no certification with most new third-party hardware or software products).

  • Red Hat stopped supporting JDK 7 in June 2020.

Java 6 Support

  • Azul is the only company supporting OpenJDK builds of Java 6.

  • Oracle offers only sustaining support for Java 6 (no bug fixes, security patches, or feature implementations).

Mission-critical Applications

  • Java 7 & Java 6 are often used in mission-critical “Category Zero” enterprise services.

  • Get Support for legacy Java deployments for at least 80% less cost than Oracle.

Impacted Applications

  • Databases and records management

  • Constituent platforms

  • Schools and universities

  • Applications, e.g. mapping, monitoring

Feature Azul Platform Core Support Oracle Java SE Support

100% Open Source. No restrictions, no hassles

Security Only (CPU) updates for immediate deployment for 6 and 7*

Production quality support for: Java 8, 11, 17, and 6, 7, and 13, 15.

Dedicated global Java Support team

Advanced product enhancements, (e.g., monotype fonts, Java FX, Flight Recorder)

Support for 32-Bit and Power PC Systems for Java 6 & 7

Simple licensing options. Proven to save millions

*Oracle provides Java 7 support until July 2022, no Java 6 support

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