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December 4, 2006

Azul Systems® and BEA Systems Announce Multi-Year Partnership; Extending Benefits of Certification to WebLogic Platform

Mountain View, Calif. and San Jose, Calif. – Dec. 4, 2006 – Azul Systems, Inc., the award-winning leader of enterpriseserver appliances for business critical Java™ applications, and BEA Systems, Inc., a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced a multi-year partnership extending the two companies’ existing partnership to include certification and licensing for all BEA WebLogic® products. The partnership is designed to deliver an industry leading solution for joint customers to deploy large-scale, enterprise-wide Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) that can meet the most rigorous service-level requirements.

Both companies are leading providers of and innovators in Java technologies. Combining the industry’s most unified SOA platform designed for business transformation and optimization from BEA, with a leader in computing platforms for Java-based deployments from Azul, can help customers achieve the scalability and benefits from SOA, without the complexity of traditional scale out deployments.

“BEA has a long proven history of delivering innovation, architectural excellence and an unyielding standard of reliability, scalability and availability to customers,” said Wai Wong, executive vice president, products, BEA Systems. “We believe SOA is a fundamental approach to business, enterprise architecture and our platform itself. Working with partners like Azul can help customers achieve higher profitability and consistently meet their most rigorous service level agreements.”

“For enterprise SOAs to deliver on the promise of improved efficiency and manageability, they must be designed to scale seamlessly and help enable customers to capacity plan around services instead of applications,” said Stephen DeWitt, president and chief executive officer of Azul Systems. “Azul Compute Appliances offer customers implementing SOA strategies a flexible infrastructure that can deliver the right amount of power at the right time, regardless of unpredictable workloads – we simply have an efficient solution that is designed to enable the Java platform to run more consistently and with more reliability.”

The terms of the agreement include joint testing, cross-certification, cross-licensing, co-marketing, and co-selling of the BEA WebLogic Server, and the term extension of the pre-existing licensing agreement already in place for Azul Compute Appliances has been extended .

BEA WebLogic Server is a key component of BEA SOA 360º platform. BEA SOA 360º platform is designed to deliver the industry’s most unified SOA platform and spans all three of BEA’s product families, AquaLogic, WebLogic®, Tuxedo and the company’s newly unveiled SOA collaborative tooling environment, BEA Workspace 360º. For more information about BEA SOA 360º or BEA WebLogic Server, visit

About BEA Systems

BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. BEA’s SOA 360º platform is the industry’s most unified SOA platform for business transformation and optimization, in order to improve cost structures and grow new revenue streams. Information about how BEA is enabling customers to achieve Business LiquidITy™ can be found at

About Azul Systems

Azul Systems is a global provider of enterprise server appliances that deliver compute and memory resources as a shared network service for transaction-intensive applications, such as those built on the Java™ platform. Our family of Azul Compute Appliancesenables transparent, massively scalable infrastructure that supports the business priorities of today’s most demanding enterprise environments and delivers increased capabilities, capacity and utilization at a fraction of the cost of traditional computing models. More information on Azul Systems can be found at

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