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April 2, 2008

Azul Systems® Announces First of a Kind Application Performance Guarantees for Java-based Web Portals

Mountain View, Calif. – April 2, 2008 – Azul Systems, the award-winning innovator behind server appliances that deliver compute and memory resources as a shared network service, today announced a comprehensive program targeting B2C customers that helps accelerate their web portal applications performance by 5X while reducing traditional server footprint by 5X. Azul Systems proven technology has successfully achieved such results for several global enterprises including CitiStreet, Circuit City, and Limewire.

Azul’s innovative Compute Appliance technology is designed to easily fit into existing IT infrastructure and provide significant benefits to Java applications runtime environment that is overcome with traditional issues relating to data scalability and multi-threaded application performance. Azul Systems proven deployments significantly reduce the number of application instances while delivering 5X increased throughput and up to 10X faster response time consistently. Based on proven capabilities, Azul Systems for the first time in the industryis offering a comprehensive program that guarantees performance improvement for qualified web portal applications:

  • 5X improvement in web portal application throughput and concurrency
  • 10X reduction in worst case application response time under extreme web loads
  • Reduction in host servers by a factor of 5X

Azul Systems is aggressively offering a no cost,no risk, 30-day trial with onsite proof of concept including application performance assessment.

The Azul solution delivers a competitive advantage by providing the fastest path to scaling e-commerce applications, from B2B travel gateways to online portals, supporting extremely busy times such as holiday shopping seasons and open enrollment periods, and in the most demanding production environments. The technology platform from Azul Systems provides exclusive value to B2C customers, addressing key business challenges faced by industry’s leading e-commerce sites:

  • Ensuring end-user Web experience with richer media content and more interactive, personalized functionality
  • Support significant scalability and throughput improvements with rapidly growing end-user base and highly unpredictable usage patterns
  • Keep IT costs and complexity under control while supporting green computing initiatives by reducing power and cooling needs

“As e-commerce companies are betting on higher Web-based business growth through acquisition of new customers, attributes such as flawless scalability and ultra fast consistent response times are of paramount importance for their business success”, said Scott Sellers President and CEO of Azul Systems. “Azul’s breakthrough technology has successfully helped several enterprise customers achieve these attributes without any application performance interruption over several months even under severe web traffic conditions. Azul brings to its e-commerce customers such as, CitiStreet, Circuit City, and Limewire, the same expertise that made it a leader within the financial services and telecom industries.”

About Azul Systems

Azul Systems ( is a global provider of enterprise server appliances that deliver virtualized compute and memory resources as a shared network service for transaction-intensive and QoS-sensitive applications built on the Java™ platform. Azul Compute Appliances enable Java-based applications to transparently achieve 5X to 50X improved performance by scaling and simplifying application integration. Our green friendly compute infrastructure supports the business priorities of today’s most demanding enterprise environments and delivers increased capabilities, capacity, and utilization at a fraction of the operating cost of traditional computing models.

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