Azul Systems<sup>®</sup> Announces Availability of its Products on GSA Advantage

Supports Growing Government Demand for Improving Java™ Application Deployments

Mountain View, Calif. – January 23, 2009 – Azul Systems today announced the availability of their Azul Compute Applianceson the GSA Schedule through Allen Corporation of America. Purchase of the company’s products can now be made using the GSA Schedule Number GS-35F-0571J on the GSA Advantage website.

With the increased demand of Federal government agencies needing to scale their mission- critical applications while reducing overall costs, this schedule will allow any government agency to easily procure Azul Compute Appliances. Azul Systems’ Compute Appliances enable mission-critical Java-based applications to achieve the fastest performance and scalability in the industry, without complex setup, management, or the high costs associated with those of traditional computing models.

“Already deployed in government agencies, Azul’s Compute Appliances meet the government’s needs by providing increased performance and scalability, while simultaneously reducing footprint, power, space and cooling requirements for Java-based applications. Now with the GSA certification, we are able to accelerate the adoption of our unique products with federal government and agencies,” says Scott Sellers, President and CEO of Azul Systems.

Carlton Jeffcoat, Vice-President of Enterprise Systems at Allen Corporation, stated, “We are pleased that Azul has chosen Allen Corporation to be the GSA Schedule holder for Azul’s products and services.  With the Vega family of network attached appliances, Azul brings a powerful and environmentally-friendly solution to our Government customers who have business-critical Java and J2EE applications.”

The inclusion in the GSA schedule is a critical step to do business with the Government.  Azul has had many Government customers asking for GSA transaction capabilities to simplify their purchasing procedures.

“Now that Azul Systems has an available Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), Federal and State Governments can utilize this contract to supply Azul products to the Java-based programs where scale and performance are important,” said Doug Natal, President and CEO of Government Sales Advisors.  “I see a large demand for the Azul solution, and this will allow the Government to move much more quickly with their acquisition plans now that the GSA schedule is in place.”

For more information on Azul in the Government, contact gov@azulsystems.com

About Azul Systems

Azul Systems (www.azulsystems.com) is a global provider of enterprise server appliances that deliver virtualized compute and memory resources as a shared network service for transaction-intensive and QoS-sensitive applications built on the Java™ platform. Azul Compute Appliances enable Java-based applications to transparently achieve 5X to 50X improved performance by scaling and simplifying application integration. Our green friendly compute infrastructure supports the business priorities of today's most demanding enterprise environments and delivers increased capabilities, capacity, and utilization at a fraction of the operating cost of traditional computing models.

About Allen Corporation

Allen Corporation of America (www.allencorp.com) is a dynamic company providing expertise in the analysis, design, deployment, customization, operations and maintenance of information technology products. Our mission is to provide best of breed products and professional services to both the public and private sector. Allen specializes in several major technology arenas, including: Training & Education; Logistics; Enterprise Management; Digital Communications; and Information Technology.

About Government Sales Advisors, LLC

Government Sales Advisors (http://www.gsadvisorscorp.com/ ) (GSAdvisors) is a leader in Government Business Development and Federal IT Sales to Civilian, Defense and Intelligence Agencies.  GSAdvisors helps high technology companies break down the briers of Government sales by leveraging time proven people, processes and tools that ensure a winning approach to tapping the $67 Billion Federal Government Marketplace.

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