Azul Systems Gil Tene Named a 2006 Agenda Setter by Silicon.com

Mountain View, CA - 25 October 2006

Azul Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder Lauded for Jumpstarting a Revolution in Processing Technology

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader of enterprise server appliances that deliver compute and memory resources as a shared network service, today announced that Gil Tene, vice president, CTO and co-founder of Azul, has been named among the top 50 most influential individuals in technology in Silicon.com's seventh annual Agenda Setters.

Tene co-founded Azul in 2002 following a stint as director of technology at Nortel Networks and was included in the Top 50 for being at the heart of a revolution in processing technology. In coming to the their decision, the judges noted, "Tene oversees the development of technology that eschews the need for quibbling about operating systems and applications by running Java(TM) functions directly on the silicon chip...while others argue over whether two-core or four-core is better, Azul has developed 24-core processors which feature built-in virtualization plus lower acquisition and running costs than comparable technology."

"The Java platform is the future of application development; it became clear that commodity servers are not designed to run Java and could prevent Java-based applications from scaling to handle massive transaction volumes," said Tene. "I am deeply honored that Silicon.com has recognized the importance of the Azul multicore technology in ushering in a new era of processing in which our virtualization capabilities will create unlimited pools of shared processing power and memory."

Silicon.com is the leading UK online publication for senior IT and business decision-makers seeking to assess and understand how technology will drive their business forward. Delivering comprehensive daily news, expert analysis and commentary, whitepapers, case studies and special reports, Silicon.com provides broad context and strategic insight into the key issues influencing how businesses use technology today.

Now in its sixth year, Agenda Setters is the leading poll of the movers and shakers in global high-tech, ranking 50 of the most influential individuals based on three criteria: Global influence, longevity and decision-making prowess.

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