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March 4, 2009

Azul Systems® Announces Fourth Consecutive Record Annual Revenues

Mountain View, Calif. – March 4, 2009 – Azul Systems, the award-winning leader of enterprise server appliances for business critical Java™ applications, today announced for the fourth year in a row, record revenue for its just closed fiscal year, with major new customer wins including Puma, Groupe Mutuel, ESPN, and many other leading organizations. Contributing to the record results include customers such as British Telecom, ING/CitiStreet, LimeWire, and a significant government group.

Azul increased its customer base through wins in new market segments, including Government, Manufacturing and Online Services, in addition to expanding its footprint in Financial Services and Telco markets. Strategic partnerships and channel resellers also sparked growth, resulting in new wins especially with large scale, performance oriented Java deployments, including time-sensitive portals, mission-critical transactional systems, and data caching solutions.

”Even during these challenging economic times, we experienced continued growth driven by the ongoing demand for enterprises to lower overall costs while bringing scalability to their business critical Java applications,“ said Scott Sellers, President and CEO for Azul Systems. ”Our proven platform provides the computing resource needs for applications requiring massive scale and difficult to achieve SLAs, yet we deliver this with improved efficiencies and utilization while simultaneously reducing power and datacenter footprint requirements.“

Azul Compute Appliances are based on a state-of-the-art 54-core chip designed and optimized for Java workloads including web portals, business analytics, trading platforms, and risk analysis applications to name a few. Each appliance contains up to 864 cores and up to 768 GB of memory in a flat SMP configuration, enabling applications to reach unprecedented levels of scalability, throughput, and performance consistency while simultaneously reducing deployment complexities and datacenter power, cooling, and space costs.

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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