December 11, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Server appliance maker Azul Systems is not letting its legal battle with Sun Microsystems stop innovation with its Compute Appliance servers, which offload Java workloads from general purpose servers. Last week, Azul announced four new systems that are based on its 48-core Vega2 processor, which doubles the scalability of the Compute Appliances.
According to Scott Sellers, one of the co-founders of Azul Systems and the company’s chief operating officer, the second generation of the Compute Appliances includes some other tweaks, such as using common system boards across the line, to make them upgradeable in the field. He says Azul Systems,