Azul Systems Extends Zulu Runtime for Java to Support Java 8

Date 2014/4/10 6:39:29 | Topic: Product News

Azul Systems has announced the general availability of Zulu 8.0, a commercialized build of OpenJDK that is compatible and compliant with the Java SE 8 standard.
Zulu 8.0 offers the following advantages to enterprises and Java programmers and DevOps personnel:
* Completely free, 100% open source, commercialized version of OpenJDK Verified with the OpenJDK Java Compatibility Kit (JCK) for Java SE 8
* Runs on Windows Server, Windows, and multiple Linux distributions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, CentOS and Ubuntu
* Integrated with MS Open Tech's Microsoft Azure plug-in for Eclipse Java tooling
* Cloud-ready -- supported on the Microsoft Azure Cloud, Amazon AWS, and on Rackspace
* Fully supports virtualized deployments using VMware, Hyper-V and KVM
* Enterprise support options available via Zulu Enterprise (Premium support offering including ten-year support lifespan) plus community support via the Zulu Community Forum

"We're glad to see Azul Systems keeping pace with the latest developments among the OpenJDK community and congratulate them on the latest release of Zulu, an OpenJDK build for Windows Server on the Azure platform," said Martin Sawicki, principal program manager at Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech). "We continue to see rising interest in these tools from our diverse development community, and so we are already working to integrate Zulu 8.0 into the Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java by Microsoft Open Technologies."



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