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Azul's Zing 5.0 JVM is Now Qualified on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

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February 28, 2012

Azul's Zing 5.0 JVM is Now Qualified on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor

More and more enterprises have started deploying their business-critical Java applications on Linux. Consequently, the need for a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that supports additional Linux distribution, such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, was required.

In this regard, Azul Systems (News - Alert) – a provider of high-performance and elastic JVMs – announced the general availability of Zing 5.0 JVM with support for SLES 11 deployments. This announcement indicates that Zing is now completely qualified on SLES 11.

Azul's Zing JVM is designed and optimized for x86 servers and enterprise-class workloads. It is the only Java runtime that supports highly consistent and pauseless execution for throughput-intensive and QoS-sensitive Java applications.

Released in November 2011, the Zing 5.0 is considered one of the most scalableJVM for enterprise Java workloads. As a pure software implementation for Linux and x86-based servers, it delivers guaranteed predictability and pauseless execution for Java applications.

With the help of Zing 5.0, organizations can simplify Java deployments, maintain response time consistency and ensure lower operating costs, as the JVM supports application instances exceeding 512GBs of memory with pauseless operation.

“The Zing JVM could help solve the scalability problems that have held back Java for the past 15 years,” said John Abbott, chief analyst at 451 Research (a division of The 451 Group (News - Alert)), in a statement. “It's likely to prove a visible and important contribution to the success of enterprise Java deployments and mission-critical Linux-based applications.”

According to a source, Zing 5.0 was recently elected to the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC), wherein JCP is an open, participative process program established in 1998 to foster the evolution of the Java platform in cooperation with the international Java developer community.

“Enterprises continue to deploy more and more of their business-critical Java applications on Linux,” said Scott Sellers, president and CEO, Azul Systems, in a statement. “Zing 5 is the industry's only JVM specifically architected and optimized for x86 Linux. Now organizations that use SLES 11 can gain the benefits of pauseless operation and predictable low-latency performance as they deploy Java-based applications using the Zing JVM.”

Since 2002, Azul has been a Java licensee and community member. It enables organizations to dramatically simplify Java deployments with fewer instances, greater response time consistency and dramatically better operating costs over traditional deployment models by supporting JVM heaps of any size.

Some of Azul’s products include Pauseless Garbage Collection, Memory Elasticity and Java Virtualization. Apart from these, the company has been providing expertise in design and optimization of systems stack components for Java execution, such as OS, virtualization, hardware and the Java runtime.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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