GigaSpaces and Azul Systems to Deliver Unprecedented Scalability for Java

Compute Pools Plus Application Grid to Offer Enterprise Customers Powerful

Joint Solution

Jun 07, 2005, 01:00 ET from Azul Systems, Inc.

    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
 Java applications.
     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.
     About GigaSpaces
     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
     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
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 Inc. in the United States and other countries.  GigaSpaces(TM) and
 GigaSpaces(TM) Enterprise Application Grid are registered trademarks of
 GigaSpaces(TM) Technologies Ltd. Java and all Java based trademarks and logos
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