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January 16, 2018

Payara Services to Embed Secure, Stable Open Source Java Runtime from Azul Systems

LONDON, UK and SUNNYVALE, Calif.,  – Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Payara Services Ltd (Payara) has begun shipping Azul’s Zulu Enterprise builds of OpenJDK with its Payara Server as a part of its support services offering.

Payara Server is a fully-supported open source application server derived from GlassFish, an open source application server designed for systems based on Java EE. Payara Server is free to download and use, with 24 x 7 x 365 support available by subscription from Payara. Payara customers range from BMW AG to Rakuten, iTAC Software and many other global enterprises.

Zulu Enterprise builds of OpenJDK are 100% open source, free to download and use without restrictions, and certified compatible and compliant with the Java SE standard.  Zulu Enterprise support subscriptions provide Java-based enterprises with timely security updates and bug fixes as well as out-of-band fixes for problems that have not yet been addressed by the OpenJDK community. Zulu users benefit from stable, secure builds of OpenJDK without proprietary licensing hassles or other field of use restrictions.

“By partnering with Azul Systems we are able to deliver a fully-supported open source platform for production MicroProfile and Java EE applications with Payara’s support backed by Azul’s award-winning support organization”, said Steve Millidge, Payara Founder & Technical Director. “As a company committed to open source Java-based technology, we found it easy to seamlessly incorporate Azul’s Zulu Enterprise builds of OpenJDK 7, 8 and 9 with Payara Server and Payara Micro, giving our support customers a secure and stable application platform from the JVM on up.”

“We developed Zulu Enterprise to provide the Java community with a fully-supported, pure open source alternative to proprietary Java JDK/JRE distributions”, said Scott Sellers, Azul Systems president and CEO. “We are honored and delighted that Payara has chosen to incorporate Zulu into their offerings.”

Thanks to the partnership with Azul, all Payara Support customers now have access to use Zulu Enterprise – fully-supported builds of OpenJDK – with Payara Server and Payara Micro, providing the following features and benefits:

  • Support for major Java SE releases for at least 10 years, providing more stability and control for the business;
  • Support and security updates for Java 7,8, 9 and beyond;
  • Access to fully certified and fully supported Zulu binaries;
  • Ability to raise support tickets for any Zulu Enterprise issues.

Payara Server may be downloaded from, and more information about Payara Support Services is available at

Zulu Enterprise builds of OpenJDK are incorporated into distributions of Payara Server starting in January, 2018.  In addition, Zulu builds are freely available for immediate download and use, without restrictions, from the Azul Systems website. For additional details on Zulu Enterprise support options and pricing, visit  or contact an Azul representative or reseller at [email protected].

About Payara


Payara Services Ltd is an innovative, open source software company at the leading edge of Java technology. Our core products are open source application servers Payara Server and Payara Micro, freely downloadable by developers around the world for production use. Payara Server is an open source application server derived from GlassFish, with an option of 24/7 Production and Migration & Project Support. It is a perfect solution for companies currently using GlassFish, struggling with lack of support from Oracle and infrequent, low-quality application server releases. Payara Server is also a great product for any organisation running Java EE applications, looking for a robust, secure, reliable and supported platform.

Payara Micro is perfect for microservices and cloud environments. It is small, < 70MB in size and incredibly simple to use. With its automatic and elastic clustering, Payara Micro is designed for running Java EE applications in a modern containerized/ virtualized infrastructure.  Payara Micro also comes with a Java API so it can be embedded and launched from your own Java applications.
Both Payara Server and Payara Micro are compatible with the Eclipse MicroProfile.

© Payara 2018. All rights reserved. GlassFish, Java & Java EE are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Payara and its logos are a trademark of Payara Foundation.

About Azul Systems


Azul Systems, the industry’s only company exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), builds fully supported, certified standards-compliant Java runtime solutions that bring the power of Java to the enterprise, cloud, and embedded/IoT. Zing is a JVM designed for enterprise Java applications and workloads that require any combination of low latency, high transaction rates, large working memory, and/or consistent response times. Zulu is Azul’s certified, freely available open source build of OpenJDK with a variety of flexible support options, available in configurations for the enterprise, cloud, as well as custom and embedded/IoT devices. For additional information, visit

Azul Systems, the Azul Systems logo, Zulu, Zing and ReadyNow are registered trademarks. Java and OpenJDK are trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliated companies in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.


Press Contacts:

Howard Green
Azul Systems, Inc
+1 408 859 5736
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Dominika Tasarz
Payara Services Ltd
+1 415 523 0175
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