PALO ALTO, Ca., May 7, 2012 -- Jelastic, a Platform-as-a-Service for Java hosting, today announced commercial availability in the US through its partner ServInt. Jelastic is the first PaaS for Java hosting that requires no code changes or lock-in with true auto-scaling.
Jelastic's announcement follows its recent closing of a $2 Million Series A Round of funding with Almaz Capital Partners and Foresight Ventures. Jelastic has grown to over 15,000 users while in beta, just 7 months after its beta launch.
“This isn’t the first PaaS solution on the market – even for Java – but it’s the first one that leverages best-of-breed systems from both the hosting and the PaaS software industries,” said ServInt CEO Reed Caldwell. “The folks at Jelastic are amazing software developers. We are a world-class hosting provider. Too many PaaS providers try to be too many things to too many people, and that lack of focus makes them ineffective. We have collaborated directly with Jelastic every step of the way to ensure that Jelastic is the best designed, most reliable and best supported PaaS on the market.”
Jelastic COO Dmitry Sotnikov added, “Since we launched our public beta in October of last year, we have been growing at a rapid pace. Demand hasn’t slowed and the question of commercial availability has become even more frequent. Today, through our U.S. partner ServInt, Jelastic is now commercially available. This is a major step toward making our vision of a truly global, no lock-in, standards-based Java PaaS a reality.”
Unlike other options on the market, Jelastic does not require customers to code to any specific API. Jelastic dynamically and instantaneously allocates resources for hosted applications, scaling servers up and down to make sure hosted apps have the resources they need, when they need them.
Jelastic is fully compatible with all major Java software stacks, including Tomcat, GlassFish, Jetty and JBoss application servers -- as well as with SQL (MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchDB) databases.Whether you want Tomcat hosting with Couch DB or you want to use GlassFish with MySQL, it's easy.
Jelastic dynamically allocates resources instantaneously scaling application servers up and down, and making sure that they have the resources that they need. ServInt's Jelastic customers are charged only for the actual RAM and CPU resources they consume, rather than for any predefined hosting service package or server they might otherwise purchase. Customers benefit because the costs automatically go down when applications are off or not being used. Jelastic measures resources being consumed in "cloudlets" — one cloudlet is 128 MB of RAM and processing power equivalent to 200MHz CPU core.
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Jelastic, Inc., a startup company based in Palo Alto, Calif., makes the Java server hosting platform for developers and hosting service providers. Jelastic is the only PaaS offering designed specifically for hosting service providers to deploy and make available to their customers. Jelastic automatically scales Java applications and allocates server resources required by applications, thus delivering the true next generation Java cloud computing. You can learn more about Jelastic or sign-up for the service at http://jelastic.com.
ServInt is a pioneering provider of high-reliability, managed cloud hosting services for enterprises worldwide. Founded in Northern Virginia in 1995, ServInt provides a range of IaaS, PaaS, VPS and dedicated server packages to hosting service resellers, web designers, developers and online businesses in more than 130 countries. To learn more about ServInt’s cloud solutions, please call 1-800-573-7846 or visit www.servint.net.