Jetty is a Java-based, open source Web Server which provides a HTTP server and Servlet container capable of serving static and dynamic content either from a standalone or embedded instantiations. Jetty is used by many popular projects such as the Apache Geronimo JavaEE compliant application server, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Cocoon, Apache Hadoop, Apache Maven, BEA WebLogic Event Server, Eucalyptus, FioranoMQ Java Messaging Server, Google App Engine and Web Toolkit plug-in for Eclipse, Google Android, RedHat JBoss, Sonic MQ, Spring Framework, Sybase EAServer, Zimbra Desktop, etc. (just to name a few).
Run Jetty in Windows Azure in <10 Minutes
Below is a screenshot of my little Worker Role in Windows Azure running a Jetty Web server on port 80 (don’t try the URL; I didn’t leave the application running).
Read the full article on David Chou’s blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/dachou/archive/2010/03/21/run-java-with-jetty-in-windows-azure.aspx