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Java security updates and bug fixes at a reasonable price

Oracle’s new roadmap for Java is creating lots of confusion and anxiety throughout the Java community. By early January 2019, security updates and bug fixes for any long-term support build of Java (specifically the widely-adopted Java 8 plus Java 11) will be unavailable without an Oracle Java SE support contract.

Azul’s Zulu Enterprise provides timely security updates for Java 11, 9, 8, 7, and 6. You also get access to Java SE stability updates and bug fixes, both quarterly and as new security vulnerabilities are identified.

Zulu Enterprise supports virtual and physical desktops and servers 

Our subscriptions cover Java developers and production deployments alike. We run on desktops, servers, cloud instances, virtual machine images, and Docker files. We support Java SE on multiple versions of Windows for desktops and servers, all major Linux distros (including Alpine), Solaris, and macOS. Got a support coverage question? You can contact an Azul expert and we’ll get back to you quickly.

100% open source builds of OpenJDK

Zulu® is a series of enterprise-quality, certified OpenJDK builds that can be deployed across various operating systems, Docker containers, hypervisors, and Cloud platforms. Companies, Java developers, systems administrators, and end users can now enjoy the full benefits of freely available 100% open source Java with the comfort of world-class OpenJDK support provided by the only company 100% dedicated to Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Read the 451 Group analyst report, “Azul’s Zulu JVM could prove an awkward challenge to Oracle’s Java ambitions“.

No coding changes needed

Zulu® is verified compliant with the Java SE specifications using the OpenJDK Community Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK). Zulu can work side-by-side with other JDKs in the same system, allowing you to select the specific JDK you want to use on a per-application basis. Now it’s your choice. See the full list of supported platforms here or pick up a copy of the Zulu Enterprise data sheet here. Download the Zulu Commercial Compatibility Kit if you have applications that take advantage of specific additional features that Oracle bundles along with the Hotspot JVM in the Oracle JDK.

Deploy with Confidence

Zulu® leverages all the latest advances in OpenJDK and support provided by its vibrant open source community. And there’s no “shovelware” with Zulu. You won’t find yourself with a new toolbar or a modified search engine when you download Zulu — just the tested builds of OpenJDK.

Zulu® Enterprise World-Class OpenJDK Support 

Need Enterprise-grade Java/OpenJDK support? Wondering how you will get Java security patches and stability updates after public updates end for JDK 8?

Azul’s subscription-based support available with Zulu Enterprise provides an added layer of protection for your Java-based business. With Zulu Enterprise, each major Java SE long-term support version enjoys a 10+ year support lifetime, and our Java and JVM experts can help you resolve issues quickly. Plus, with Zulu Enterprise Medium Term Support (MTS) you get up to 18 months of support for select interim releases of Java, allowing you to take advantage of new features without waiting 3 years for the next LTS release. MTS versions of Zulu are highlighted on the Azul Product Support Roadmap.

Azul’s experienced customer support engineers are completely focused on Java. To find out more about Zulu Enterprise Support or schedule time with an Azul representative, please contact us.

Stop Worrying about Java SE Compliance or Field-of-Use Issues

 As detailed in this blog post, Azul’s Zulu products are 100% open source, certified builds of OpenJDK that are based on the same source code that Oracle uses for its proprietary Java SE offering.  Zulu is compliant with Java SE specifications, and has identical performance to the Oracle offering, making it an easy “drop-in” replacement for Oracle HotSpot.

Fully Supported Java for Docker

Zulu® Dockerfiles are simple to get and use and are available for a range of version options. On the Docker Hub, choose from “the latest” (the default), or specific version numbers for Java 9, 8, 7 or 6.  Zulu Dockerfiles make it easy to include fully supported open source Java in any stack comprised of other Dockerfiles.  Plus, like all Zulu versions, you can take advantage of Azul’s production support options. Read the 451 Research report on Zulu, Docker, and Java here

Zulu® Commercial Compatibility Kit (CCK)

The Commercial Compatibility Kit (CCK) for Zulu® contains additional functionality that is not included in the OpenJDK source, but which will help ensure compatibility in applications that take advantage of specific additional features that Oracle bundles into HotSpot. The CCK is free and can be added easily to Zulu as part of your normal upgrade or update process. Simply choose and download the CCK version that matches your operating system and Zulu installer type (for example zip or rpm). The CCK contains the Lucida font family from Monotype™.

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