December 11, 2006
Azul Systems Inc. and BEA Systems
Inc. announced a multi-year partnership extending the two companies'
existing partnership to include certification and licensing for all BEA
WebLogic products. The partnership is designed to deliver an industry
leading solution for joint customers to deploy large-scale,
enterprise-wide service-oriented architectures (SOAs) that can meet
rigorous service-level requirements.
Both companies are providers of and innovators in Java technologies. Combining a unified SOA platform designed for business transformation and optimization from BEA, with computing platforms for Java-based deployments from Azul, can help customers achieve the scalability and benefits from SOA, without the complexity of traditional scale out deployments.
"BEA has a long proven history of delivering innovation, architectural excellence and an unyielding standard of reliability, scalability and availability to customers," said Wai Wong, executive vice president, products, BEA Systems. "We believe SOA is a fundamental approach to business, enterprise architecture and our platform itself. Working with partners like Azul can help customers achieve higher profitability and consistently meet their most rigorous service level agreements."
"For enterprise SOAs to deliver on the promise of improved efficiency and manageability, they must be designed to scale seamlessly and help enable customers to capacity plan around services instead of applications," said Stephen DeWitt, president and chief executive officer of Azul Systems. "Azul Compute Appliances offer customers implementing SOA strategies a flexible infrastructure that can deliver the right amount of power at the right time, regardless of unpredictable workloads -- we simply have an efficient solution that is designed to enable the Java platform to run more consistently and with more reliability."
The terms of the agreement include joint testing, cross-certification, cross-licensing, co-marketing, and co-selling of the BEA WebLogic Server, and the term extension of the pre-existing licensing agreement already in place for Azul Compute Appliances has been extended.
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