Mountain View, Calif. – June 14, 2007 – Azul Systems, the award-winning innovator behind server appliancesthat deliver compute and memory resources as a shared network service, today announced certification of the JBoss Application Server 4.2 on the Azul Compute Appliance. The joint solution is being deployed by CitiStreet to drive down the total cost of ownership (TCO) for the company’s data center as it expands for large Java-based deployments.
Virtual machine environments represent the dominant model for today’s business application development. Gartner estimates that 50 percent of all new business applications are being developed to such platforms today, a figure that will reach 80 percent by 2008. As customers increasingly adopt Azul Compute Appliance for this type of architecture, they can further extend their deployment cost-effectively with the open source JBoss Application Server within enterprise data centers.
This certification is another important milestone in our partnership with JBoss and provides our joint customers with a robust solution to enable data centers with innovative technology to architect large-scale Java-based applications,” said Stephen DeWitt, president and CEO, Azul Systems. “We look forward to providing future customers with a solution that meets the resource requirements of today’s most demanding data center applications.”
“Today’s businesses are powered by modern applications, from transaction-intensive business applications to enterprise-wide SOA applications, that require modern architectures,” said Shaun Connolly, vice president of product management, JBoss, a division of Red Hat. “Azul Systems and Red Hat are leading architects for next-generation computing and, together, our products, Azul Compute Appliance and JBoss Application Server, offer a highly scalable solution with record-breaking performance to support increasingly complex data center environments.”
Azul Compute Appliances
Azul pioneered the industry’s first network attached processing solution designed to drive down the cost and complexity of providing compute resources for virtual machine-based applications such as those based on the Java™ and J2EE™ platforms. As a Certified Solution Partner, Azul works with JBoss to certify interoperability between the Azul Systems compute appliance and the JBoss Application Server.
Deployed in compute pools, Azul Compute Appliances, which eliminate the need to plan capacity at the individual application level, can host tens or hundreds of applications simultaneously and provide dynamic access to additional compute resources to meet peak application work loads. Such power offers enterprise customers unprecedented capacity at the best possible economics while providing an ideal platform to accelerate the consolidation of applications and their associated server infrastructure. Azul compute appliances are transparently deployed into customers’ infrastructure without requiring any change to their existing server or operating environments.
JBoss Application Server
JBoss Application Server is the most widely used enterprise Java application server for business applications. It is the foundation for Red Hat’s JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, which balances innovation with enterprise class stability and offers enterprise customers a platform for hosting Java applications and web services.
About Azul Systems
Azul Systems is a global provider of enterprise server appliances that deliver compute and memory resources as a sharednetwork service for transaction-intensive applications, such as those built on the Java™ platform. Our family of Azul Compute Appliances enables 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 www.azulsystems.com.
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