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Azul Systems® Brings Java™ Compute Appliances to the Windows Platform

New Software Release Extends Platform Support and Offers Improved Scalability and Performance Management for Java-Based Applications

August 27, 2009

Mountain View, CA, August 27, 2009 — Azul Systems, the award-winning leader of enterprise server appliances for business-critical Java™ applications, today announced the immediate availability of Azul Systems Java Virtual Machine 2.5 (AVM 2.5), the industry’s only virtualized JVM™. The AVM 2.5 release includes several new features, including support for the Windows platform, improved diagnostics and profiling functionality, and enhanced performance capabilities.

“AVM 2.5 extends our reach into business-critical Java applications on the Windows platform which is important for both Enterprise and SMB markets,” said Scott Sellers, President and CEO for Azul Systems. “With our ongoing support of J2SE™ 1.4, 5.0 and Java SE 6, we are able to deliver the industry’s best Java Platform across a broad range of Java applications.”

“We are very excited to bring the benefits of tremendous scalability, accessing 100s of Gigabytes of memory and 100s of CPUs, and production time visibility for Java applications on the Windows platform,” said Shyam Pillalamarri, VP of Engineering for Azul Systems. “Developers on Windows can now leverage the outstanding productivity benefits that the Azul solution provides.”

Highlights of AVM 2.5 include:

• Support for heterogeneous Java environments – including Windows, Solaris (SPARC/x86), Linux (x86), AIX (Power), and HP-UX (PA-RISC) platforms

• Always-on production monitoring and diagnostics – dramatically improves problem resolution cycles through zero-overhead production-time visibility into all performance aspects of running java applications, including detailed memory profiles, thread execution profiles, and i/o interaction profiles.

• Support of multiple J2SE versions – including J2SE 1.4, 5.0 and Java SE 6

• Enhanced Pauseless Garbage Collection – Eliminates pause time related application instability even under unpredictable application loads. Supports seamless scale in Java memory footprints up to 670GB, and sustains high throughput applications with allocation rates of 30GB/sec and more.

Azul Vega™ Series compute appliances enable Java applications to reach unprecedented levels of scalability, throughput and performance consistency while simultaneously reducing deployment complexities and TCO.

About Azul Systems

Azul Systems (www.azulsystems.com) is an enterprise compute appliance vendor providing unsurpassed scalability, manageability, and real-time monitoring for Java™ based applications. By providing unparalleled compute and memory resources for throughput-intensive and QoS-sensitive Java applications, Azul enables organizations to dramatically simplify deployments, consolidate servers, increase capacities with predictable response times, and dramatically improve operating costs over traditional deployment models.

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