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Azul Systems® Launches Industry's First Application Performance Enhancement Guarantee*

Breakthrough Azul 5-50 Guarantees Program Is for Enterprise Java Applications

May 8, 2007

Mountain View, Calif. – May 8, 2007 Azul Systems, the award-winning leader of enterprise server appliances that deliver compute and memory resources as a shared network service, today announced the Azul 5-50 Guarantees customer program, the first of its kind for enterprise Java™ applications. This breakthrough program offers potential customers access to an Azul Vega™ 2 Compute Appliance with 192 processing cores and 96 GB of memory at no cost to demonstrate results in a 30-day evaluation.

The Azul 5-50 application performance enhancement guarantee program provides potential customers with the opportunity to evaluate their business-critical Java applications on the award-winning Azul Vega 2 system at no risk. During the 30 days, Azul guarantees that the Azul Compute Appliance will deliver the following record-breaking results for qualified Java applications:

  • 5X improvement in application scalability and throughput
  • 5X improvement in peak transactional response times
  • 5X increase in concurrent application sessions supported
  • 5X gain in productivity of existing Java application server CPUs
  • 5X faster dynamic CPU resource allocation responsiveness
  • 50X improvement in data caching capacity

The evaluation process includes assistance from Azul Systems engineers to assess application performance with the Azul Systems solution. At the end of the test period and when the promised guarantees have been achieved, potential customers will have the option to purchase the appliance and deploy it in a production environment to reap immediate business benefits. If the Azul Compute Appliance does not meet promised results, potential customers will receive free consulting services on how to tune/optimize their Java applications on the current environment and the ability to return the Azul appliance with zero disruption to the existing infrastructure.

“Our current customers have been achieving dramatic performance results with the Azul Compute Appliance; this led to our desire to offer these guarantees to new customer prospects. We believe that customers that take advantage of this unique program will realize similar improvements with their current IT infrastructure and exceed their own expectations,” said Stephen DeWitt, president and chief executive officer at Azul Systems. “Our goal is for all business-critical Java environments to be powered by the Azul Compute Appliance, and our 5-50 Guarantee program is a crucial step. We believe that every application architect that participates in our program will experience firsthand the power of our Azul Compute Appliance.”

Azul Systems is confident that its highly differentiated Java computing innovations will enable participating applications to break past their conventional scalability barriers and to deliver the guaranteed performance results. Azul Compute Appliances – which offer up to 768 processor cores and 384 GB of true SMP capacity – and the highly scalable Azul Virtual Machine allow individual application instances to scale to 320 GB of memory heaps and hundreds of processor cores in parallel without changing the application code. This breakthrough scalability is achieved with unique capabilities such as hardware-assisted Pauseless Garbage Collection, which eliminates the impact of garbage collection-related application pauses, and Optimistic Thread Concurrency, which minimizes the impact of scalability bottlenecks caused by memory lock contentions.

The Azul Compute Appliance helps customers increase their business’ competitiveness. The Azul Compute Appliances provide customers with the ability to achieve extreme throughput and scalability, guaranteed performance consistency and unparalleled agility without the complexity and costs of traditional systems. The results customers achieve include an at least five-time improvement in throughput, scalability and response time while improving productivity of existing host servers.


Additional information about Azul Systems’ 5-50 Guarantees customer program is available at

*Limitations apply. Contact Azul for details on application eligibility and Azul 5-50 guarantees.

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

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