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January 10, 2006

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – January 10, 2006– Azul Systems®, Inc., the pioneer of the industry’s firstnetwork attached processing solution designed to unbound compute resources for service-oriented applications such as those based on the Java™ platform, today announced that Tricia Tomlinson has joined the company as vice president of human resources with worldwide responsibility for all human resources functions and activities as well as driving the culture, environment, organizational systems and processes that govern how work is done and people are treated at Azul Systems.

Tricia Tomlinson is a technology industry veteran and a recognized human resources expert with 25 years of experience in cultivating people, creating corporate cultures and developing workforces as a strategic, competitive advantage. Prior to joining Azul Systems, Tomlinson was senior vice president human resources at palmOne where she led the development of a combined company culture for the merger with Handspring, Inc. Tricia also served as human resources vice president at Handspring, charged with driving the company’s philosophies, programs, policies and human resources infrastructure.

During the company’s expansion period, she managed the hiring of 380 employees worldwide in 18 months and was instrumental in planning and orchestrating the integration of Handspring and Palm Solutions following the acclaimed acquisition in 2003. Prior to that, Tomlinson served as senior ranking officer of the Edify Corporation where she managed all aspects of the human resources function, including organizational design, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee relations and recruitment. Tomlinson also served in senior management positions at Xerox Corporation, Synopsys and Apple Computer.

“We are thrilled to have Tricia as a part of the Azul team,” said Stephen DeWitt, president and chief executive officer, Azul Systems. “Tricia is a proven leader in the development of high performance organizations and her arrival will assist the company as we grow aggressively in the months ahead.” Tricia is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Pomona College in Claremont, California. For more information about Tricia, please visit the executive bio page.

About Azul Systems

Azul Systems has pioneered the industry’s first network attached processing solution, designed to unbound compute resources for virtual machine based applications. Without any application level modifications, binary compatibility requirements or operating system dependencies, this fundamentally new approach eliminates the need to capacity plan at the application level and dramatically lowers the cost and complexity associated with the traditional delivery of computing resources. More information on Azul Systems can be found at at http://www.azulsystems.com.

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