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Azul Systems® Elected to JCP Executive Committee

CTO and Java Pioneer Gil Tene to Help Guide the Advancement of Java Technologies

November 2, 2011

Sunnyvale, Calif., November 2, 2011 – Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today announced that the company has been elected to the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC). CTO and co-founder Gil Tene will serve as Azul’s representative on the Executive Committee. The JCP is an open, participative process program established in 1998 to foster the evolution of the Java platform in cooperation with the international Java developer community. As a member of the EC, Azul will help guide the advancement of Java technologies.

Azul has been a Java licensee and community member since 2002. It has pioneered several Java industry firsts in its products, including Pauseless Garbage Collection, Memory Elasticity and Java Virtualization. Azul has demonstrated expertise in design and optimization of systems stack components for Java execution, including OS, virtualization, hardware and the Java runtime. Azul regularly participates in industry events and has delivered more than 100 technical presentations in Java related conferences.

Azul joins Oracle, IBM, SAP, Red Hat, Google, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, the Eclipse Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu Limited, Ericsson AB, the London Java Community, SouJava and Twitter on the SE/EE committee that is responsible for desktop and server Java technologies.

Gil Tene is the CTO and a co-founder at Azul Systems. Gil’s goal when he started Azul in 2002 was to eliminate common Java responsiveness, performance and scale barriers. At Azul Gil pioneered numerous Java firsts, including the C4 Pauseless Garbage Collector, Java Virtualization and Elastic memory. With over two decades of experience in the software industry Gil is a frequent speaker at Java industry events. He holds a BSEE from the Technion Institute and has been awarded 26 patents in computer related technologies.

“I am honored to have been chosen as Azul’s representative to the JCP executive committee,” said Gil Tene, CTO and co-founder, Azul Systems. “Java is an essential global resource, and I look forward to working with my fellow Executive Committee members, JCP members as well as the Java developer community as a whole, as we focus on driving platform innovation upstream and reinvigorating community participation.”

About the Java Community Process Executive Committee

The JCP has two Executive Committees (EC) – Standard/Enterprise and Micro Edition, and each targets different markets for the Java Platform. Voting members on each EC serve three-year terms; there are 10 ratified seats, five elected seats, and a permanent seat held by Oracle America, Inc. The three-year terms are staggered so that five of the 15 seats are normally up for ratification/election each year.

Read the JCP FAQ here »

About Azul Systems

Azul Systems delivers high performance and elastic Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) with unsurpassed scalability, manageability and production-time visibility. Designed and optimized for x86 servers and enterprise-class workloads, Azul’s Zing JVM is the only Java runtime that supports highly consistent and pauseless execution for throughput-intensive and QoS-sensitive Java applications. Azul products enable organizations to dramatically simplify Java deployments with fewer instances, greater response time consistency and dramatically better operating costs.

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