SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2014) - Azul Systems®, Inc. (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Zulu, its freely-available version of OpenJDK™, now supports both Java 6 and Java 7 on Linux and Windows-based deployments. Java developers, system administrators and end users now have a reliable, rigorously tested, and 100% open source compliant implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) for all their Linux, Windows® and Cloud deployments.
Zulu now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Ubuntu Desktop and Server, and CentOS Linux distributions, with support for additional distributions planned in the future based on community feedback. Azul previously announced its support of Zulu on Windows Azure, and today is announcing additional support for on-premise Windows deployments. The specific versions of operating system, hypervisor, and Cloud environments supported can be found at http://www.azulsystems.com/products/zulu/specs.
Azul also announced expanded Java community support with the introduction of Zulu Community Forums. Azul's forums are designed to be a high-value resource for Java programmers, devops personnel, product managers and people interested in extending the reach of other powerful open source technologies that depend upon either Java or the JVM.
Zulu forums will be moderated by Azul and community members, and content will range from deeply technical materials to industry news. Membership on the Zulu Community Forums is free, and the first 500 people to register will be able to choose either a Zulu launch T-shirt or a $10 Starbucks gift card*. Azul's Zulu Community Forums are located at https://support.azulsystems.com.
"Azul has always been dedicated to Java and the Java community in providing best-of-breed solutions for Java enterprise developers and users," said Scott Sellers, President and CEO of Azul Systems. "Today's announcement of expanded platform support for Zulu is all about providing enterprises and Java users a compelling new choice of Java platform that is freely available, 100% open source based on OpenJDK, multi-platform, and standards compliant. Zulu users gain all the availability and flexibility advantages of a pure open source solution combined with the stability, reliability and peace of mind of a fully supported, enterprise-class product."
Linux and Windows-based downloads of Zulu are available immediately. For more information or to download and install Zulu, go to http://www.azulsystems.com/products/zulu.
Note to editors: In a companion release announced today, Azul Systems introduced Zulu Enterprise, which provides multiple commercial support options for Zulu.
About Azul Systems
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 various commercial support options with its Zulu Enterprise offering.
Azul Systems and Zing are registered trademarks, and Zulu is a trademark, of Azul Systems, Inc. Java and OpenJDK are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
*Availability of Zulu Community Forum promotions is subject to change at any time, and may be limited outside the US and Canada.