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Azul Systems Applauds BEA Service Infrastructure Product Strategy

Service Infrastructure Helps Move Customers' Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) Efforts from Pilot to Production

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Azul Systems today announced its support for a new Service Infrastructure product strategy introduced by Systems, Inc. . Developed to help increase business agility while reducing IT cost and complexity, the Service Infrastructure products from BEA help companies manage the service-oriented architecture (SOA) lifecycle and swiftly assemble composite applications and processes in heterogeneous environment. BEA Service Infrastructure product family is designed to help companies make the transition from pilot to full enterprise-wide production of their SOA.

SOA is a software design approach that takes the discrete business functions contained in enterprise applications and organizes them into interoperable, standards-based services. These services can be combined and reused in composite applications and processes to meet business needs. Service infrastructure is a new category of enterprise software designed to help enable the successful deployment of SOA in business environments by allowing services to be discovered, secured, managed and assembled into composite applications and processes - regardless of the underlying technology.

"BEA Service Infrastructures helps make it easier for companies to manage, secure, and assemble business services, reducing both the cost and complexity associated with enterprise-wide SOA deployments," said Shahin Kahn, CMO and vice president of marketing for Azul Systems, a BEA Select Partner. "The launch of Service Infrastructure demonstrates that BEA, like Azul Systems, is focused on solving real-world business problems with technology designed to facilitate aligning a company's IT infrastructure with business goals. BEA and Azul Systems will continue to partner to deliver new solutions that solve IT's greatest business challenges."

"Our customers are looking for simple and fast and standards-based approach to deploying a successful SOA," said Gail Ennis, vice president of Worldwide Alliances. "By simplifying the integration, deployment and management of composite applications and services, Azul Systems and BEA can help save our customers significant development time and help them get from pilot stage to production with their SOA implementations."

Service Infrastructure Helps Move SOA from Pilot to Production

Customers gravitate to SOA's modularity and flexibility, which is designed to help them to mix and match IT resources in a "virtual" infrastructure that is integrated while not being locked into a single vendor's IT stack. SOA also reflects a move from thinking about IT in an "application" context to thinking about IT as a "services" delivery business -- helping to enable IT departments to create, assemble and deliver new services more quickly for use by employees, customers, partners and suppliers. As a new approach to enterprise IT implementation and application development, SOA can break down business applications and features into "services" -- specific pieces of functionality -- which can be efficiently built, combined, adapted and reused.

Most customers to date are using their application infrastructure software (application servers, integration servers, development tools and portal software) to build and deploy their early SOA projects. As SOA moves from pilot to production, companies have found that they need new infrastructure that is designed to help them to quickly compose, deliver, configure and manage these services. Customers typically encounter this once they have built and deployed more than 50 services, which can result in a "services sprawl" that requires constant integration and can be difficult to scale. They also need new composition tools that work like an "assembly line" for building cars, in addition to traditional coding tools they used for "building car parts." Service infrastructure is a new category of enterprise software designed to help enable businesses compose, configure and reuse technology assets to meet business needs in a more assembly line model.

Azul Systems and BEA have worked together for two years to provide customers with a seamless integration of infrastructure software solutions designed to help customers to run their businesses more efficiently.

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 http://www.azulsystems.com/.

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CONTACT: Karen Reynolds of Azul Systems Inc., +1-650-230-6581, or
[email protected]; or Kristin Bleier of Eastwick Communications,
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