"Our intent is to deliver -- and I don't mean this is a derogatory way -- a vanilla version of the JDK. We are focused on standards compliance," said
To date, there have been no commercially supported versions of the OpenJDK for Windows platforms, Gould claimed. There are plenty of other cloud services offering the language though.
CloudBees is another service offering the OpenJDK as a service. "We've offered this formally since July of last year, and we continue to update the Java versions available on CloudBees to include the milestone builds as OpenJDK progresses," wrote
Cloud Foundry, Amazon Web Services, and Google App Engine all offer Java, or subsets of Java functionality, in the cloud as well.
Microsoft Open Technologies is an independent subsidiary of
In addition to running Java programs, the OpenJDK will also allow Azure customers to run programs written in other JVM languages, such as Groovy, Grails, Clojure and Scala. Now, customers can upload their own libraries for these specific languages, though
Prior to the full release of Java on Azure,
"The level of support will go beyond what other vendors will offer," Gould said. "If customers want a bleeding edge they can get that, and if they want a longer term commitment to a version, that will be there as well."
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