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September 27, 2016

Azul Systems Announces Zulu OpenJDK Support for Windows Server 2016


  • Azul’s Zulu Enterprise now includes 100% open source, certified builds of OpenJDK with support for Windows Server 2016
  • Ideal for organizations and developers that prefer open source and want the peace of mind of Azul’s proven Java development and runtime platform
  • Enterprise-grade support available providing access to timely security updates, bug fixes, and 10 year support lifetime
  • Free Zulu downloads with Windows Server 2016 support will be available in October from Azure Cloud and Azul

ATLANTA–MICROSOFT IGNITE — Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Zulu Enterprise support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 will be available when the new Microsoft operating system ships in October, 2016. Zulu Enterprise builds of OpenJDK enable Microsoft customers and partners to build and support Java-based applications using a 100% open source Java platform in cloud or on-premises deployments, with commercial support offerings available.

Java remains the most popular programming language across the enterprise, as reported by a variety of sources including the TIOBE Index. Zulu Enterprise builds of OpenJDK are certified compliant with the Java Standard Edition (Java SE) standards for Java 8, 7 and 6, and are widely deployed by cloud-centric organizations. In addition to support for Windows Server 2016, Zulu Enterprise also supports Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, and 2008 R2 as well as 64-bit Windows Client 10, 8.1, 8 and 7.

“Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 offer our most cloud-ready server operating system and management solution ever, with exciting new innovations to help customers transform applications for the cloud, build a software-defined datacenter with cloud efficiencies, and keep IT safer than ever. The complementary solutions and services from our partners are what truly bring the innovations to life for our customers as they transform their IT solutions for a cloud-first world,” said Erin Chapple, Partner Director, Program Management for Windows Server, Microsoft.

“With today’s announcement we are extending our long-standing support for Microsoft’s customers whose businesses depend on Java-based solutions,” said Scott Sellers, Azul Systems president and CEO. “Our Zulu product is a 100% open source Java platform based on OpenJDK born on the Azure cloud, and we are pleased to continue to deliver high-quality support and timely security updates to Microsoft as well as Microsoft’s partners and enterprise customers.”

Pricing and Availability

Zulu OpenJDK downloads are available immediately from the Azul website and the Azure Marketplace. Zulu Enterprise support subscriptions start at $25,000 per year for up to 150 supported servers, with substantial discounting available for higher server counts and longer contract terms. Special pricing is available for start-ups and companies with $25 million or less in annual revenue.

For additional information about Zulu and its enterprise-grade support offerings, visit Free Zulu downloads are available at