Azul Announces Expansion and Investment in Asia-Pacific; Appoints Accomplished Sales Leader Dean Vaughan as Vice President of APAC
Azul Helps Customers Solve the Cloud Cost Paradox and Reduce Oracle Java Licenses costs up to 70 percent
SINGAPORE, August 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Azulthe only 100% Java-centric company, today announced the appointment of Dean Vaughan as Vice President to drive the company’s expansion across Asia Pacific. Vaughan joins Azul from Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, following its acquisition of Silver Peak where he served as vice president, APAC. At Silver Peak, Vaughan spearheaded the company’s rapid growth throughout APAC; previously, he led Oracle’s high-growth global Oracle Linux and Virtualization business unit.
“Asia Pacific presents a significant growth opportunity for Azul, and we are investing in our people, channel and new product development to drive customer value,” said Ian Merlan, Revenue Manager, Azul. “With over 25 years of experience in the tech industry, a strong open source background, and a proven ability to scale high-performing teams while capturing market share, Dean is exactly the type of leader who will drive the Azul’s success in the region.”
“The challenges Azul is solving are global; everyone is grappling with cloud costs and organizations are growing tired of paying high prices for Oracle Java,” said Dean Vaughan, Vice President of APAC, Azul. “It’s an exciting time for Java and Azul. With so much innovation and a customer base that includes brands like LG, Mastercard, Salesforce and BMW, this was an opportunity I simply couldn’t pass up and I am thrilled to be joining the incredible team at Azul.”
Azul helps customers operate efficiently using Java
Addressing the Cloud Paradox: Businesses are compelled to use the cloud for its agility, scalability, and resilience. However, those who fail to control cloud costs are under severe pressure on margins, which by some estimates weigh more than $1 trillion in market capitalization. Azul’s flagship product, Platform Prime, is the world’s best Java runtime environment for cloud workloads and has been proven to reduce customers’ cloud costs by up to 50%.
Popular Java alternative to Oracle: Azul has a 20 year history of Java leadership and is the largest independent Java vendor. Azul supports more versions of Java than any other company, even more than Oracle. Azul Platform Core provides a supported, secure, compatible, and compliant Java runtime environment at up to 70% less cost than Oracle.
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Based at Sunnyvale, California, Azul provides the Java platform for the modern cloud enterprise. Azul is the only company 100% focused on Java. Millions of Java developers, hundreds of millions of devices, and the world’s most reputable enterprises trust Azul to power their applications with exceptional capabilities, performance, security, value, and success. Azul’s clients include 27% of the Fortune 100, 50% of Forbes’ 10 World’s Most Valuable Brands, the world’s top 10 financial trading companies, and leading brands like Avaya, Bazaarvoice, BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Telekom , LG. , Mastercard, Mizuho, Priceline, Salesforce, Software AG and Workday. Learn more about azul.com and follow us @azulsystems.