Azul Systems Inc. (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that its OpenJDK-based Zulu 8 offering is now freely available on Docker. Zulu 8 is a 100% open source, fully tested, compatibility verified, and trusted binary distribution of the OpenJDK 8 platform. Azul has also made Zulu versions compliant with earlier Java SE 7 and Java SE 6 standards available on Docker in the same format.
Docker is an open platform designed to enable the rapid development and deployment of distributed applications. Each “Dockerized” application is containerized and completely portable and can be run on any server or easily integrated with other Docker containers. As of mid-September 2014 the company had reported 21 million downloads.
Jay Lyman, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Software at 451 Research, said: “Docker and containerization are taking the enterprise IT world by storm as a better way to package, deploy and move applications, but there is still a lot of work required to make Docker enterprise-ready in terms of security, scale and management. Support for Java SE 8 on Docker is a step in the right direction, giving enterprise Docker users some of the security, stability and compliance assurances they expect.”
Scott Sellers, CEO of Azul Systems, said: “Docker is rapidly changing the IT landscape in terms of how Cloud and on-premise applications are delivered, run and managed. With Zulu on Docker, Java programmers and DevOps benefit from free access to a proven and certified Java development kit and runtime, based on the 100% open source OpenJDK, which can be freely redistributed to others via the Docker hub registry.”
For more information about Docker and Zulu Docker files, visit https://registry.hub.docker.com and search on the keyword Zulu.