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March 28, 2024

Azul Honors Partners Who Deliver Customer Excellence in Driving Java Solutions, Services and Expertise

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — March 28, 2024 — Azul, the only company 100% focused on Java, today announced the recipients of its 2024 Channel Partner Awards honoring the outstanding performance and unwavering dedication of Azul’s top-performing channel partners. These partners have been instrumental in enabling customers around the world to avoid costly Oracle Java price hikes, optimize their cloud and infrastructure Java compute spend, and boost Java security.

Marking a significant milestone, the winners were selected from a network of more than 100 partners globally in Azul’s PartnerConnect program that have committed to accelerating their capabilities to help customers navigate their Java challenges.

“Azul’s Partners of the Year significantly changed the way Azul goes to market and have demonstrated exceptional performance and dedication to Azul, as well as being a driving force behind many of our customers’ success,” said Simon Taylor, vice president of global channel sales at Azul. “As our PartnerConnect program grows, we look forward to working closely with all of our partners to reach similar exceptional levels of success.”

2024 Azul Channel Partners of the Year

 Strategic Partner of the Year: Recognized for spearheading many global opportunities and providing consulting excellence and expert advisory services, this partner’s success is attributed to their expertise in migrating from Oracle Java to Azul Platform Core. Winner: OpenValue

North America Partner of the Year: Recognized for business won and contribution to opportunity registration, their success is attributed to the trusted advisor role they play in assisting customers in migrating to Azul’s OpenJDK-based offerings. Winner: Remend

Rocket Partner of the Year: Recognized for substantially impacting Azul’s business by securing the largest and most significant wins in their first year as a PartnerConnect referral partner. Winner: Software Advisors

Rookie Partner of the Year: Recognized for their exceptional collaboration in driving business growth in their first year as a PartnerConnect partner, their success is attributed to their expertise in advising and resolving Oracle Java licensing issues. Winner: Universal Management Solutions (UMS)

Global Partner of the Year: Recognized for being Azul’s most strategic global business partner, driving the most annual bookings and pipeline. Winner: SoftwareOne

“This award is a testament to our team’s hard work, tireless dedication and commitment to delivering value to our customers,” said Trent Allgood, regional vice president of IT Portfolio Management, North America at SoftwareOne. “We are proud of our strong partnership with Azul and look forward to continuing our collaboration to drive mutual success.”

Azul’s PartnerConnect ecosystem has rapidly expanded the company’s ability to deliver unparalleled value to worldwide enterprises. In the wake of Oracle’s Java pricing changes in January 2023, the program quickly added 36 new partners, resulting in a 67% YoY increase in new customers transacting through Azul’s channel partners.

“We appreciate the invaluable contributions of our partners to Azul’s growth and success and are thrilled to name our Channel Partners of the Year to recognize their deep commitments to customer success,” said Scott Sellers, co-founder and CEO of Azul. “Together with our partners worldwide, we collectively present a formidable combination for solving customers’ Java licensing, security and cloud cost challenges.”

Companies interested in partnering with Azul can visit to learn more about the PartnerConnect program.

About Azul Systems Inc.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Azul provides the Java platform for the modern cloud enterprise. Azul is the only company 100% focused on Java. Millions of Java developers, hundreds of millions of devices and the world’s most highly regarded businesses trust Azul to power their applications with exceptional capabilities, performance, security, value, and success. Azul customers include 36% of the Fortune 100, 50% of Forbes top-10 World’s Most Valuable Brands, all 10 of the world’s top-10 financial trading companies and leading brands like Avaya, Bazaarvoice, BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Telekom, LG, Mastercard, Mizuho, Priceline, Salesforce, Software AG, and Workday. Learn more at and follow us @azulsystems.

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