MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Azul Systems(TM) Inc., the
pioneers of the industry's first network attached processing solution,
designed to unbound compute resources for Java(TM)- and J2EE(TM)-based
applications, and GigaSpaces Technologies Inc., a leading provider of
innovative grid-based solutions for data-intensive, business-critical
applications, today announced an alliance to jointly provide customers with
the most scalable infrastructure for data and throughput-intensive enterprise
The two companies are working to ensure interoperability between their
products that promise to simplify application deployment, offer scalable and
predictable service levels and reduce the amount of servers that need to be
managed in enterprise datacenters. Azul(TM) Compute Appliances allow existing
enterprise Java applications to tap into a massive shared pool of compute
resources, without modifying the application or existing infrastructure. The
GigaSpaces Enterprise Application Grid, a Java-based solution, delivers
high-performance distributed shared memory that can scale seamlessly with the
needs of the most demanding enterprises.
"Together Azul and GigaSpaces provide customers with a massively scalable
software and hardware platform that can accommodate the largest, most data
intensive applications today," said Geva Perry, vice president of business
development at GigaSpaces Technologies.
"The combination of Azul and GigaSpaces directly addresses the costly and
complex challenge of capacity planning," said Matt McLaughlin, vice president
worldwide field operations for Azul Systems. "Our joint customers will now be
able grow their deployments without worrying whether their infrastructure can
handle that growth."
Network attached processing has the potential to spark a new era of
"Unbound Compute(TM)," using multi-core chip technology to deliver massive
amounts of operating system-agnostic compute resources to Java(TM), J2EE(TM)
and other virtual machine-based applications. Deployed in compute pools, Azul
Compute Appliances can host hundreds of applications simultaneously, providing
dynamic access to a shared set of compute resources to meet peak application
work loads, while eliminating the need to capacity plan at individual
application level. Such power offers enterprise customers unprecedented
application scalability at the best possible economics, while providing an
ideal platform to accelerate the consolidation of applications and their
associated server infrastructure. Azul compute pools are transparently
deployed into customers' data centers without requiring any change to their
existing server or operating environments.
GigaSpaces Enterprise Application Grid (EAG) allows application developers
to rapidly build and deploy high-performance and highly-reliable
business-critical applications that run on a distributed set of IT resources.
It enables an organization to dynamically distribute data across low-cost
servers such as Linux Blades and achieve in-memory levels of performance with
significantly less administration and costs than dedicated hardware solutions.
The EAG is based on a leading commercial implementation of clustered
JavaSpaces that provides a rich set of tightly-integrated application services
(such as JMS, Clustering, Caching, JDBC and Parallel processing) -- on top of
a federated shared memory platform.
GigaSpaces is a fast-growing provider of innovative grid-based solutions
that solve the performance, reliability & scalability problems of
transaction-intensive, business critical applications. The company's customers
include AIG, Nortel Networks and Hutchison 3G, among other major organizations
in the financial, telecom and manufacturing industries. GigaSpaces was founded
in 2000 and is headquartered in New York, with an R&D center in Israel. It is
part of the Formula Group (Nasdaq: FORTY), Israel's largest publicly held IT
company. For more information, please visit http://www.gigaspaces.com.
About Azul Systems
Azul Systems(TM) 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 www.azulsystems.com.
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