LONDON Azul Systems, which has developed a network attached processing solution designed to release compute resources for service-oriented applications such as those based on the J2EE or Java platform, has opened a U.K. facility to service the European market.
As part of its initiative, Azul has opened a dedicated test centre, expanded its UK service and sales team and extended its agreement with IBM Global Services to provide mission-critical support services. Worldwide demand for network attached processing solutions will be fuelled by customers' need to reduce transaction costs to improve margins and increaseapplication throughput to realise new revenue opportunities.
Azul, which is headquatered in Mountain View, has set up its U.K. headquarters in Slough, Berkshire and plans further expansion into Europe in 2006.
Syed Rizvi, UK managing director, Azul Systems, said, “The UK market is ripe for network attached processing as the importance of online services continues to increase for organisations of all types.”