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Interview: Jelastic CEO – Ruslan Synytsky on growing PaaS market and how PaaS with Containerization-as-a-Service will benefit the customers.

Containers offer a convenient form of application packaging. Combined with appropriate PaaS solutions, containers can highly automate certain IT provisioning processes.” – Ruslan Synytsky, CEO, Jelastic.

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has been increasingly favored by the enterprise development teams owing to streamlined application management, lower costs and faster time to market.  In addition to PaaS, technologies like Containers also play a significant role in application development.

PaaS and containers have a symbiotic relationship with many PaaS offerings making use of Linux based containers. Containers make PaaS exist and PaaS has the capacity to put containers on the map, giving enterprise developers a complete set of new possibilities.

As a result, there have been several developments across containerization technology from leading software firm Docker to technology giant like Microsoft launching SQL servers with Linux and Docker support.

There are also some enterprises that offer a single turnkey solution combining the power of PaaS and CaaS for maximum flexibility in application development.

Jelastic – one of the leading names in cloud technology providers, combines the power of PaaS and CaaS in a single package, having the capacity to unleash full potential of cloud for ISVs, enterprises, hosting service providers and developers.

It’s not a simple hosting platform, rather a complete infrastructure with PaaS functionality, smart orchestration, and support for containers.

Recently, the company launched version 5.3 (Cerebro) of its PaaS, with support for IPv6 and the latest containerization technologies.

We got in touch with its CEO – Ruslan Synytsky to discuss the rising PaaS market, its turnkey PaaS and CaaS solution and much more. Here’s the interview:

1.Can you please share with us how Jelastic offerings have changed over the years? Specifically, how its Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Containerization as a Service (CaaS) offerings in a single package help address the complexity associated with cloud deployments?

Jelastic was founded in early 2011 and from the very beginning we positioned ourselves as a true Java platform (“Jelastic” is acronym of Java and elastic), but step by step we’ve added support for PHP, Ruby, Node.js , Python and .NET. This enables developers to deploy, scale and manage a variety of applications in the cloud, regardless of the specific programming language or software stack.

Initially, our platform was built to support containerization (Virtuozzo). So when Docker technology evolved, we already had a strong expertise in this sphere and seamlessly added support for the Docker standard within our platform.

We’ve always targeted developers through hosting service vendors – never selling our own hardware but partnering with service providers worldwide. Using this unique model we’ve managed to offer Jelastic in 28 countries. We have also created a private cloud offering, and our platform can be now installed on premise or as virtual private cloud on any IaaS. And finally, we moved to hybrid and multi-cloud options, so our clients can mix and match different cloud combinations and vendors managing a full installation within a single panel.

Every year we have about five releases adding new features and improvements based on the needs of our customers and the latest IT innovations, so we are constantly changing and enhancing our product.

2. Nearly every hosting company in the market is offering IaaS in one way or the other. How does Jelastic prove to be a differentiating factor for their hosting provider partners?

IaaS is great but not enough for the current customers. They want more automation, built-in tools for development, and management capabilities. Usual VPS becomes commodity. That is why service providers are starting to increasingly look to PaaS.

Jelastic is a robust solution combining the benefits of PaaS and CaaS in a single turnkey package. It simplifies complex cloud-based deployments by automating the creation, scaling, clustering and security updates of microservices (cloud-native) or monolithic (legacy) applications. Jelastic’s vertical scaling approach allows hosting service providers to differentiate by offering a unique pricing model where customers pay only for what they use, as opposed to paying for pre-defined capacity limits that may not be used.

The platform supports a wide range of programming languages, a variety of software stacks, Docker and different tools for continuous integration and delivery, monitoring and troubleshooting out-of-box. So customers get a full featured package, while hosting providers don’t need to worry about extra integrations.

Jelastic was designed specifically for hosting service providers, helping them grow successful hosting businesses. After installing Jelastic, hosting providers get a full kit for cluster management and customer support, as well as access to Jelastic’s professional services team. We not only deliver an out-of-the-box solution but also share with the knowledge, expertise, and skills essential for success with our partners.

We take responsibility for Jelastic deployment, configuration and necessary customization. We provide support training, marketing and sales training and access to the Jelastic Partners Portal which includes a set of unique frameworks that help our hosting service partners boost their sales and generate superior revenue.

3. How does Jelastic provide developers with control over their environment? How exactly it helps developers address challenges in migrating apps from VMs to containers?

Developers can deploy and run different applications almost instantly on Jelastic, with no code changes. The deployment can be easily performed using GIT/SVN with automatic updates, archives (zip, war, ear) right from the dev panel or via integrated plugins like Maven, Eclipse, NetBeans and IntelliJ IDEA.

Our self-service portal with user-friendly UI includes an intuitive application topology wizard, deployment manager, access to log and config files and a marketplace with prepackaged applications and functionality for team collaboration. SSH Gateway is available for access to the containers. Also, the Jelastic API and command-line interface (CLI) are open for automation of certain processes.

In terms of migration from VMs, if you have a complex legacy architecture on one server, you need to change it to a more modular approach in order to migrate to containers. A big advantage is that when moving to Jelastic-based containers, there is no need to change application code. If developers are familiar with container concept they can build complex projects with deep customization and specific interconnections across services. For unfamiliar developers, Jelastic hides all complexity and automates most of the process through pre-packaged solutions.

4. Please shed some light on Jelastic Zero Code Change Deployment.

Many Platform as a Service providers use the so-called Twelve-Factor App that provides a specific methodology for developers to follow when building modern web-based applications. This approach requires code changes when it comes to migrating legacy applications from virtual machines to containers.

With Jelastic, developers are not forced to use any specific standards and redesign applications. Also, they don’t need to modify their code to a proprietary API in order to deploy applications to the cloud. Developers can get their projects up and running in just minutes using, for example, war file or just the link to the project in GitHub. This makes the entry point easier and more seamless, reducing go-to-market time and eliminating vendor lock-in.

5. Why is containerization crucial for DevOps, what are the challenges and how does Jelastic PaaS help in overcoming them?

With containerization, DevOps teams can focus on their priorities – the Ops team preparing containers with all needed dependencies and configurations; and the Dev team focusing on the efficient coding of easily deployable applications and services.

Containers offer a convenient form of application packaging. Combined with appropriate PaaS solutions, containers can highly automate certain IT provisioning processes, thus eliminating human errors, accelerating time to market and enabling more efficient resource utilization.

6. Jelastic has recently launched the PaaS Cerebro 5.3 version – can you please tell us about its new features? How is it different from the previous versions?

Jelastic Cerebro 5.3 launched with support for Public IPv6. This most recent version of Internet Protocol fulfills the need for more web addresses, simplifies processing by routers, and eliminates NAT (Network Address Translation) issues and private address collisions. IPv6 can be used alongside IPv4, and can be easily enabled via environment topology UI or via an API.

Also, Jelastic PaaS users can now attach multiple IP addresses (IPv6 and IPv4) to a single container, adjust their number or swap them if required. This supports even greater utility from the cloud, for example, by running several websites on a single node.

In addition, we recently announced native support for Java EE 8 and Java SE 9. So Jelastic customers can easily install managed Docker containers with GlassFish 5 and Payara 5, in order to benefit from the latest Java EE 8 improvements.

7. For hosting providers considering different cloud and container platforms, what are Jelastic pricing and feature benefits that should consider?

Jelastic is a ready-to-go cloud PaaS business. We let hosting service providers differentiate among competitors by selling full featured PaaS, Docker hosting, auto-scalable VPS and wide variety of packaged clustered solutions (like Magento, WordPress, replicated SQL and NoSQL databases, etc) to their customers. Also, we provide all the needed tools to manage the platform, support customers, and monitor ROI growth. One of the core Jelastic differentiators is our pricing model for end users (developers), which allows hosting service providers to offer a “pay as you really use” system, versus charging for a capacity limit that is never hit by customer.

We practice a revenue sharing model, so our own growth totally depends on the business performance of our partners. This creates a unique atmosphere – in fact, we become one team with each of our partners, sharing the same values, striving to grow our joint business, and helping each other to conquer new markets and customers together.

8. Thanks Ruslan for giving us insights about Jelastic. Wrapping up, you recently attended JavaOne conference and a lot of other conferences are lined up for Jelastic this fall – DockerCon, OVH Summit and more. Can you give us a sneak peak of what Jelastic plans are for the next 12 months? Is there a specific strategy or demographic that Jelastic is targeting?

Yes, we are trying to actively interact with the developers community in order to hear their pains and find the best solutions. Our main strategy is to keep promulgating freedom of choice in cloud hosting – from technology toolkit to hosting locations. That’s why we’ll continue partnering with leading hosting service providers worldwide, to offer users even wider choice of data centers with a high level of local support. Also, Jelastic will continue implementing new features and improvements connected with containerization and DevOps process automation.

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Jelastic PaaS Cerebro 5.3 Launched with IPv6 Support

Newest version also adds multiple address capability for a single container

Jelastic, the advanced PaaS that simplifies complex cloud deployments and provides unique usage-only pricing, today announced the availability of version 5.3 (Cerebro), offering new features to support IPv6 and the latest containerization technologies.

Our newest Jelastic PaaS lets users incorporate up-to-date IP technologies into their applications, providing more freedom in building microservice and monolithic architectures,” says Ruslan Synytsky, CEO of Jelastic. “We are committed to continually evolving our product, helping users benefit from these innovations in concert with their PaaS strategies.”

Support for Public IPv6, the most recent version of Internet Protocol, was highly requested by customers to fulfill the need of more addresses, simplify processing by routers, eliminate NAT (Network Address Translation) issues and private address collisions. Currently, the 6th IP version can be used alongside IPv4, easily enabled via environment topology UI or via an API.

In addition, Jelastic PaaS users can now attach multiple IP addresses (IPv6 and IPv4) to a single container, adjust their number or swap them if required. This allows even greater utility from the cloud, for example, by running several websites on a single node.

Jelastic keeps bringing improvements and flexibility to the platform. We are already using the new IPv4 and IPv6 management features from the latest release. Keep them coming!” says Richard Lingsch, President of eApps Hosting.

Jelastic Cerebro 5.3 also includes other new features and improvements

  • Deployment Manager enhancements for easier management of projects with source code in Git/SVN repositories
  • Support for new API methods to manage personal access tokens for secure authentication, as well as variables in containerized environments
  • Unlocked environment management within the UI during ongoing long executing reconfigurations
  • New dockerized templates of GlassFish, Tomcat, Spring Boot, Node.js and MariaDB.

For additional details, please see the latest release notes.

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Oracle acquires Wercker with an objective to target developers

Oracle corporation, leading cloud and application service provider through an official statement on Monday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wercker, a Dutch startup which empowers developers to test and deploy code at a rapid pace. The terms of deals have not been disclosed as it is subject to some customary closing conditions. Per records both the companies will be operating independently till the final transaction closes.

Oracle said that, “Wercker empowers organizations and their development teams to achieve continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) goals with micro-services and Docker.

Both Oracle and Wrecker believe that developers can greatly benefit by focusing on building innovative products and applications.

Oracle is building a leading IaaS and PaaS platform as the foundation for a new generation of cloud computing,” as per Oracle’s official statement. “A leading cloud needs great tooling and adding Wercker’s container lifecycle management to Oracle’s Cloud provides engineering teams with the developer experience they deserve to build, launch and scale their applications. Together, Oracle and Wercker will democratize developer tooling for the modern cloud.

In a FAQ session for customers and partners, Oracle also confirmed its roadmap to invest more on Wercker once the transaction closes.

Oracle said, “We expect this will include more functionality and capabilities at a quicker pace. In addition, Wercker customers will benefit from better integration and alignment with Oracle’s other product offerings.

Talking about its decision to join Oracle, Wercker said through the company’s blog, “Joining forces with Oracle means we have aligned with a hyper scale cloud provider that will enable us to bring our vision of Docker-based developer lifecycle management to a broader range of customers and applications, while increasing the pace of innovation for our existing customers. In the near term, our team, free community edition, and relentless focus on the developer experience remain unchanged.

Oracle and Wercker together aim to democratize developer tooling for the modern cloud.

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Progress Software Launches Progress Pacific Application Platform as a Service; Acquires Rollbase Inc

Progress Software Corporation today announced launch of Progress Pacific, an Application Platform as a Service for building and managing “connected apps” on any cloud, mobile or social platform. With Progress Pacific, businesses and ISVs can to choose the data sources, deployment environments and business logic tools that best fit their needs.

In addition to the new launch, Progress today also announced acquisition of California-based Rollbase Inc., a privately held ISV. Rollbase, Inc was recently named “One of the Cool Vendors in PaaS” by Gartner, Inc.

Progress Software plans to incorporate Rollbase’s technology with its products such as Progress DataDirect, OpenEdge and Corticon, and uniting them into one cloud-based platform. The whole aspect of developing an application – from design, setting up services, to connecting to data sources can now be done from this single platform.

Karen Tegan Padir, Senior Vice President and business line executive, Application Development, Progress Software gives a brief idea:

Some of the of the capabilities that will be included are:

  • Rapid Development: With Rollbase, customers can develop powerful, standards-based business applications with innovative point-and-click, drag-and-drop tools in a standard browser, to save time and money and gain deployment freedom.
  • Connection to the Most Data Sources: Customers can tap into most data sources like SaaS, relational database, NoSQL, Big Data, social, CRM, and ERP to develop automated, context-aware applications. Technology from Progress Data Direct, helps to unlock an application’s full value by allowing faster integration, analysis and decision-making.
  • Unique Hybrid Deployment Options: Developers can create cloud apps that can be deployed in multiple environments (cloud, on-premise, hybrid) as well as connect to existing applications.

“Progress started 30 years ago with a simple premise that software shouldn’t be the sole purview of the computer programmer. That premise is still true today,”

“We’ve designed this new platform for application development with the user experience in mind. It is built for the real world and the businesses that compete in it and where speed and simplicity matter most. We’re making it possible for anyone to bring their ideas to reality,” he added.

The Progress Pacific platform will be generally available later in Progress’ fiscal third quarter with the Rollbase product available immediately.

For more information, click here.

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DiscountASP.NET Launches Snapp Systems, an elastic PaaS solution for .NET applications

Windows hosting provider DiscountASP.NET has launched Snapp Systems, an elastic platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution for .NET applications.

The news comes a few weeks after DiscountASP.NET announced launch of its Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Hosting as an optional add-on enhancement.

The first PaaS to include a configurable staging and production environment for each application, Snapp Systems supports deployment via FTP, WebDeploy, GIT and Team Foundation Server to a staging site where users can test their applications before it is set live.

After successful testing, users can publish their application from the staging site to the live production site without redeployment.

The modus operandi of Snapp Systems is as shown below:

Snapp Systems- cloud hosting platform-as-a-service for .NET applications.

We are excited to expand our portfolio with our take on a .NET PaaS. PaaS providers like Heroku and AppHarbor focused on solving application deployment issues and supported new ways to deploy applications directly from source control. We focused on solving the staging problem.
– Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development, DiscountASP.NET.Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development, DiscountASP.Net

Snapp is built on top of Antares, code name for Azure Services for Windows Servers. Microsoft uses Antares technology to run Azure Web Sites, which is being made available to hosting partners on-premises so that they can provide differentiated cloud hosting solutions.

Snapp provides a scalable hosting platform where developers have an ability to increase or decrease the number of web workers on demand.

It also includes an easy rollback feature. Snapp keeps a snapshot of the application in a repository everytime it is published from staging to production. This allows developers to roll back to previously working snapshot with a single click just in case some unforeseen happens.

Developers can also use Snapp Systems’ exception management system to debug and identify issues within their code.

“For the last ten years, we’ve focused on providing cutting-edge shared hosting solutions for .NET developers, but we’ve seen the needs of developers change over time and we want to evolve our business with them.We are excited to expand our portfolio with our take on a .NET PaaS.” said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development, DiscountASP.NET.

“PaaS providers like Heroku and AppHarbor focused on solving application deployment issues and supported new ways to deploy applications directly from source control. We focused on solving the staging problem,” added Takeshi.

“As a hosting provider, we hear from customers whose applications failed to work as expected even though it worked on their local computer. Our goal was to solve this issue,” he said.

Snapp services are currently offered as a free beta till September 2013. Each beta account can host up to 10 applications and each application will get its own staging and production environment.

DiscountASP.NET plans to launch new features and improvements during the beta period. For more information, click here.

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Virtual Internet To Provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service to UK Government In G-Cloud iii Framework

Virtual Internet, a managed web infrastructure provider, today announced that it will provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service  to UK Government bodies through the latest release of the CloudStore in the G-Cloud iii Framework.

Using a series of framework agreements with suppliers, the UK Government G-Cloud initiative simplifies how the Public Sector buys and delivers services by creating a marketplace of pay-as-you-go commodity services that can be easily scaled up or down, based on the changing needs of a business and its users.

The G-Cloudstore is a fantastic way for public sector bodies to save time and money on their procurement process and we’re proud to have once again been selected to provide public, private and hybrid cloud.
Patrick McCarthy, Managing Director, VI.NET.

With  G-Cloud iii, the  third  procurement iteration of the G-Cloud,  CloudStore  offers more than 800 suppliers and 7,000 services across all types of cloud service models, including Public, Private and Hybrid. Services are still offered under four Lots:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Specialist Cloud Services (SCS)

Virtual Internet  will now provide Cloud Servers, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud to UK Government bodies.

“The G-Cloudstore is a fantastic way for public sector bodies to save time and money on their procurement process and we’re proud to have once again been selected to provide public, private and hybrid cloud,” said  Patrick McCarthy, Managing Director, VI.NET .

Some new features of the new CloudStore unveiled earlier this month are:

  • More powerful search
  • Ability to create an account: This helps customers save and export search results to an excel file.
  • Streamlined  browsing through each of the four service Lots and their sub-categories.
  • Customers can find the services that best meet their needs using a set of filters based on the key features of each service.

For more information on G-Cloud, click here.
For more information on Virtual Internet, click here.

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Google Opens Up Compute Engine For Developers; Upgrades App Engine and Launches Google Cloud Datastore

Google today announced public availability of Google Compute Engine, a part of the Google Cloud Platform unveiled last year at Google I/O developer’s conference. The company has also completed ISO 27001:2005 international security certification for Compute Engine, Google App Engine, and Google Cloud Storage.

Over the last year we have continued our focus on feature enhancement and developer experience. Our developers inspire us everyday, and we can’t wait to see what you build next. – Urs Hölzle, SVP, Google.

Public Availability of Compute Engine
In a move supposedly made to compete with Amazon Web Services and its Elastic Compute Cloud in the cloud infrastructure market, Google has also added new features and significant upgrades to Compute Engine, including by-the-minute charges and a new NoSQL database service. Developers can start using Compute Engine by visiting cloud.google.com.

Some of the new features are:

  • Now customers won’t have to pay for compute minutes they don’t use as Compute Engine will have Sub-hour billing charges for instances in one-minute increments with a ten-minute minimum.
  • Shared-core instances, which will provide smaller instance shapes for low-intensity workloads.
  • Customers can now create gateways, VPN servers and build applications spanning their local network and Google’s cloud with newly introduced Advanced Routing features.
  • Large persistent disks, which will support up to 10 terabytes per volume as compared to 1.25 terabytes yesterday.

Upgrades to Google App Engine
Google has also added PHP support in App Engine — a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for hosting web apps, which has until now supported only Java, Python, and Google’s own language Go. Access to PHP support is currently in limited preview. Users can now run open source apps like WordPress on App Engine and partition apps into components with separate scaling, deployments, versioning and performance settings.

Google Announces Public Availability of Compute Engine; Upgrades App Engine and Launches Google Cloud Datastore
Credit: The Verge

Newly Launched Google Cloud Datastore
Google has also launched Google Cloud Datastore, a solution somewhere on the lines of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3.)

Based on the popular App Engine High Replication Datastore, Google Cloud Datastore is a fully managed solution for storing non-relational data and features automatic scalability along with:

  • Support for ACID transactions.
  • High availability of reads and writes.
  • Strong consistency for SQL-like queries, indexes and more.
  • Replication across Google’s multiple datacenters.
  • No planned downtime.

While AWS is still a clear front-runner in the cloud infrastructure market by miles, it has received severe criticism for the way it handles enterprises; which will make Google Compute Engine’s journey very interesting and worth a worth. Google too, hasn’t been able to “get” enterprises yet, but given the massive infrastructure it has in place to support it’s computing needs, it remains a solid competitor.

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Jelastic Java and PHP Cloud Platform now Integrated with NetBeans IDE, a Java development IDE

Exactly four days after Jelastic version 1.9.1’s full commercial availability in Netherlands in partnership with Info.nl, Jelastic platform today integrated with NetBeans IDE, an IDE for Java development.

A few days earlier, Jelastic became the first public PaaS to offer Apache TomEE and launched Jelastic V 1.9.

A set of software development tools, the new Jelastic plug-in for the NetBeans IDE simplifies the process of application management and development in the NetBeans IDE in the form of projects in the Jelastic platform.

Jelastic Plugin-Netbeans Integration

Now NetBeans IDE users have the ability to work with their Jelastic hosting, without having to ever leave their favorite development environment. – Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic.Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic

Users thus can access their development, test and production deployments, get log files, and perform other operations without having to leave the Java IDE of their choice.

The developers can now log in to Jelastic and deploy an app in the cloud directly from the NetBeans IDE, thereby making the development of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition web applications on the Jelastic platform very simple.

With Jelastic plug-in for the NetBeans IDE, a developer can now deploy NetBeans IDE projects to Jelastic, access and manage server log files, manage user environments, work with the application contexts etc. without having to switch between the IDE and the browser.

“We are thrilled to announce the integration of the NetBeans IDE into the Jelastic platform. NetBeans IDE is rightly one of the most popular IDEs in the world and Oracle’s IDE for the Java platform,” said Mr. Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic.

“NetBeans IDE optimizes Java and PHP development, and has so many great features such as Java EE support, high quality code editors, version control tools and an intuitive UI. Now, NetBeans IDE users have the ability to work with their Jelastic hosting, without having to ever leave their favorite development environment,” he added.

Install the plug-in directly from the NetBeans IDE Plugin Portal by clicking here . For more information, click here.

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Jelastic Partners with Innofield to Launch Beta 1.9 Service in Switzerland

A month after launching free public beta in Sweden with Elastx, Jelastic, Inc., a provider of an ultra-scalable and interoperable Java and PHP cloud hosting platform, has launched Beta 1.9 service in Switzerland in partnership with innofield GmbH, a local hosting provider. Very recently company was also in news for launching Auto-Scaling PHP Cloud Hosting Platform-as-a-Service and introducing a new pricing model combining autoscaling & volume discounts.

We are happy that Jelastic is now available from one of the most innovative and technical hosting companies in the country – innofield. Our vision is quite simple: Make it easy to host Java and PHP applications from the cloud, with no lock-in, and with availability from multiple hosting companies around the world.
– Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic.Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic

 

innofield GmbH is a Swiss company, founded in 2009 in Zurich. innofield core products, branded as Flow Services, include App Engine (PaaS), Cloud Servers, Managed Services and a unique Mac Cloud Server service branded as Xcloud.

“Switzerland is a very special market known for quality of service and security,” said Jelastic COO Dmitry Sotnikov. “This is why we have seen multiple requests for Jelastic hosting out of Switzerland from both Swiss and international customers. We are happy that Jelastic is now available from one of the most innovative and technical hosting companies in the country – innofield. Our vision is quite simple: Make it easy to host Java and PHP applications from the cloud, with no lock-in, and with availability from multiple hosting companies around the world. Jelastic is all about empowering developers and making hosting easy, and now it is available in Switzerland.”

“As Platform-as-a-Service is the next big thing for the cloud market, and we truly believe in it, we have been looking for a long time for a solution like Jelastic,” said innofield cofounder Reto Giezendanner. “Jelastic fits perfectly into our concept. It´s the simplest-to-use PaaS out there, and because it´s so intuitive, our customers are able to set up their cloud environments in minutes. Based on our long-term brand policy, we have named our new PaaS service ´Flow App Engine powered by Jelastic´.”

Jelastic supports a wide variety of application servers for Java and PHP (Tomcat, GlassFish, TomEE, Jetty, Apache, NGINX), databases (MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, CouchDB, MongoDB), Memcached and more. Currently Jelastic is available in the USA through ServInt, in Germany through dogado, in Russia through Rusonyx, in Japan through Tsukaeru, in Finland through Planeetta, in the UK and Ireland through Layershift, in Brazil through Websolute, in the Netherlands through Info.nl, in Sweden through Elastx and now in Switzerland through innofield.

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Jelastic Launches Cloud Platform in the Netherlands in Partnership with Info.nl

Jelastic, Inc., provider of the ultra-scalable and interoperable Jelastic PaaS for Java and PHP, today announced its launch in the Netherlands through Info.nl, a full-service online agency headquartered in Amsterdam. Jelastic enables developers and SMBs to get applications up and running in the cloud in minutes instead of hours, since neither lock-in nor code changes are required. The news comes a few days after Jelastic cloud hosting platform launched free public beta in Sweden with Elastx. Very recently company was also in news for launching Auto-Scaling PHP Cloud Hosting Platform-as-a-Service and introducing a new pricing model combining autoscaling & volume discounts.

We are extremely excited about Jelastic’s launch in the Netherlands, and proud to have a great partner like Info.nl, one of the most innovative and technically advanced online agencies in the country. Netherlands is the hosting hub of Europe, and adding it to the Jelastic family is a major milestone for us. – Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic.Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic

“We are extremely excited about Jelastic’s launch in the Netherlands, and proud to have a great partner like Info.nl, one of the most innovative and technically advanced online agencies in the country,” said Jelastic COO Dmitry Sotnikov. “Jelastic is the only truly global PaaS available through the best local hosting providers in various countries. Netherlands is the hosting hub of Europe, and adding it to the Jelastic family is a major milestone for us.”

“We are very delighted to announce Jelastic’s availability in the Netherlands,” said Info.nl CEO Jann de Waal. “As a technology partner, Jelastic brings us a next-generation Java and PHP cloud platform. It integrates seamlessly within our services and reduces the cost of ownership of online platforms, while increasing flexibility.”

“Jelastic helps us develop faster and cheaper,” said Info.nl System Architect Edgar Vonk. “A particularly nice feature is that it is not necessary to communicate with an API. Using the web interface, we are able to deploy applications and to build and maintain test and integration environments. Jelastic represents the next step in automated deploys, and will be vital for DevOps teams.”

Jelastic’s Java and PHP cloud platform differs from other PaaS offerings in that its key priority is convenience and ease of use. The platform is standards-based and offers a wide range of major stack components. Developers simply choose the software stacks they need, and in a few minutes their application is smoothly running, and able to easily scale, on Jelastic. Setting up and managing cloud environments is simple and straightforward, so that the entire lifecycle of an app is significantly optimized.

Jelastic supports a wide variety of application servers for Java and PHP (Tomcat, GlassFish, TomEE, Jetty, Apache, NGINX), databases (MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, CouchDB, MongoDB), Memcached, and more. Jelastic is available through a global network of hosting service providers: in the USA through ServInt, in Germany through dogado, in Russia through Rusonyx, in Japan through Tsukaeru, in Finland through Planeetta, in the UK and Ireland through Layershift, in Brazil through Websolute, in Sweden through Elastx, in Switzerland through Innofield, and now in the Netherlands through Info.nl.

About Info.nl
Full-service online agency Info.nl connects brands with people. Info.nl has been facilitating IT and online marketing for businesses since 1994. Online services and commerce are able to build up sustainable relationships with their customers, with Info.nl monitoring and safeguarding the entire process and keeping track of every detail. Info.nl is based on the following clear principles: create one overarching online platform; put the customer first; and recognize that data is the fuel of your business. In short, Info.nl ensures that every online contact with a brand or organization happens smoothly and successfully. More information is available at www.info.nl.

About Jelastic
Jelastic, Inc., based in Palo Alto, Calif., offers a Java and PHP cloud 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. You can learn more about Jelastic or sign-up for the service for free at jelastic.com.

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