EPIDATA ENHANCES JAVA TOOLKIT WITH THE ADDITION OF ZULU

Azul’s South American reseller to target enterprise market with compelling open source Java support model

Azul Systems, Inc, (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Epidata, its South American reseller, has added Zulu Enterprise to its Java performance management toolkit to enable it to deliver increased application productivity and business efficiencies to new and existing enterprise clients.

Azul’s Zulu Enterprise, a 100% open source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), is ideal for companies who have key applications running on various versions of Java, including older versions such as Java 6, and have a need for cost-effective, high-quality ongoing support. Major versions of Java are supported for ten years from initial General Availability (for example in the case of Java 6, Zulu Enterprise support contracts will be available through 2024). The availability of long-term support enables Java-based businesses to migrate entirely on their schedule.

“Azul’s Zulu has broadened the options for Java developers, independent software vendors and enterprise customers looking for stability, solid commercial support and more competitive pricing,” said John Abbott, Distinguished Analyst, 451 Research. “Azul has a strong and deep team of Java experts that have been addressing Java issues and supporting enterprise customers for more than 12 years.”

With Zulu Enterprise complementing Azul’s Zing in the Epidata portfolio, the Buenos Aires-based consultancy is now able to provide an enhanced service which can guarantee consistent application response times and more efficient resource consumption to ensure quality metrics and Service Level Agreement (SLA) criteria are achieved and maintained.

Valerio Adrián Anacleto, Director at Epidata, said: “We have been working with Azul Systems for over a year because Zing is seen as the de facto industry choice if you are looking to guarantee consistent Java application performance and throughput. If you add Zulu Enterprise to the equation, our proposition becomes even stronger. Our business has grown on our ability to minimize the risk of application downtime, and our commercial relationship with Azul Systems increases our appeal to many enterprise clients.”

Scott Sellers, CEO of Azul Systems, said: “Epidata is a recognized leader in Java application performance, management, and monitoring in Argentina and Chile and the benefits they will gain from being able to offer Zulu Enterprise are substantial. Zulu Enterprise enables companies to run their Java applications their way, in their chosen environment and on their time-table of version evolution; cost-effectively, reliably and dependably.”
Zulu Enterprise is compliant and compatible with Java SE versions 6 and 7 and verified using the OpenJDK Community Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK). The latest release, Zulu 8.0, is a commercialized build of OpenJDK that is compatible and compliant with the Java SE 8 standard, and is freely downloadable.

Epidata is a leading Red Hat (JBoss) integration partner in South America and has a diverse set of clients which includes HSBC, JP Morgan, Volkswagen, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Movistar, Walmart and OSDE.

About Azul
Azul Systems, the industry’s only company exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), builds fully supported, standards-compliant Java solutions that help enable the real time business. Zing is a JVM designed for enterprise Java applications and workloads that require any combination of low latency, high transaction rates, large working memory, and/or consistent response times. Zulu is Azul’s freely available open source JVM based on OpenJDK, and Azul provides high-quality commercial support options with its Zulu Enterprise offering. For additional information, visit: http://www.azulsystems.com
Azul Systems, the Azul Systems logo and Zing are registered trademarks, and Zulu and ReadyNow! are trademarks of Azul Systems Inc. Java is a trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliated companies in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

About Epidata

Epidata is an American Multinational Software Architecture Oriented Company that provides high performance software development solutions in less time with lower risk than Organizations can accomplish on their own
We have a 10 year proven track record of successfully supporting Multi-National Corporations like Turner International, HSBC, Verizon and Walmart
We help them update and maintain their core applications as well as migrate to new Technologies resulting in annual cost reductions of 20% while doubling Project Team productivity. We are open source and agile by definition.

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