March 07, 2013
RESTON, Va., March 7 — ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed cloud hosting for businesses worldwide, today released a major update to its auto-scaling cloud platform, Jelastic. Included in this update are the following enhancements and additions:
“This update to Jelastic is more than just an iterative enhancement,” said ServInt Founder and CEO Reed Caldwell. “It represents two fundamental shifts for the product: the addition of true IaaS capabilities in the form of our new, Jelastic-powered VDS platform, and a totally new pricing structure that rewards Jelastic PaaS and IaaS customers with some of the deepest volume discounts in the cloud industry.”
Caldwell added, “Jelastic has long been recognized as the easiest cloud platform to use. Now, with the addition of IaaS and the pricing enhancements we are introducing, we are also making it the easiest to choose and the easiest to buy.”
While other platforms impose limitations on developers by forcing them to code to specific APIs and adapt their applications to various constraints, Jelastic maximizes convenience for its users. Uploading and deploying an app on Jelastic takes only a few minutes, since the platform is standards-based and can run virtually any Java or PHP application without any code changes. In addition, Jelastic’s SaaS-like, one-click installation of key development platforms and applications has set a new standard for ease of use in the PaaS market.
Moreover, Jelastic can automatically scale any application. As soon as an application’s load grows, the platform simply makes additional resources available to it. When the load goes down again, the platform reduces the resources. In this respect, it is a true “auto-scaling” cloud platform, unlike many supposed “cloud” offerings which simply repackage old virtualized server hardware and offer no real automated scaling at all.
“As excited as we are about the pricing enhancements to Jelastic, we are just as enthusiastic about the introduction of the VDS IaaS functionality to our product portfolio,” said ServInt CTO Matt Loschert. “With the new Jelastic VDS, users can essentially spin up a fully auto-scaling server environment, completely independent of any Java or PHP PaaS cloud they may be running. This enables users to run any non-Java/PHP components their apps may need, including mail servers, console apps, cron job schedulers, and more. Plus, with a Jelastic VDS, users get true root access to their hosting environment, giving them as much control as they need over their online business.”
Additional technical enhancements to the Jelastic platform delivered in this new version include:
Jelastic, Inc., based in Palo Alto, Calif., offers a Java and PHP server hosting platform for developers and hosting service providers. Jelastic is the only Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering designed specifically for hosting service providers to deploy and make available to their customers. Jelastic automatically scales Java and PHP applications and allocates server resources, thus delivering true next-generation Java and PHP cloud computing.
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.
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