The Jelastic Java platform as a service will exit beta and be commercially available in North America and Europe in March.
, a provider of Java platform as a service
(PaaS) solutions, has announced that its namesake PaaS offering will emerge
from beta and become commercially available in March.
Next month, Jelastic will
become commercially available in North America from ServInt, and in Europe from
dogado Internet GmbHin collaboration with Host Europe. This move will make
Jelastic available globally through a network of hosting partners, and capable
of running and scaling Java applications with no lock-in or code changes
required, the company said. Jelastic announced its upcoming availability and
pricing at the Parallels Summit
on Feb. 16 in Orlando, Fla.
For its part, unlike other
PaaS and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) options on the market, Jelastic offerings
do not require users to select the machine size and pay for it, said Judah
Johns, chief evangelist at Jelastic. Instead, Jelastic dynamically allocates
resources to scale application servers up and down to make sure they have the
resources they need. This enables Jelastic's hosting partners to charge users
for the actual RAM and CPU consumption rather than for predefined machine size.
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 128MB of RAM and has the processing power
equivalent to a 200MHz CPU core. Today ServInt and dogado announced their
commercial pricing: $0.02 per cloudlet per hour from ServInt, and 0.016 euro
Jelastic has been in public
beta testing both in North America and Europe since October of 2011, and has
enjoyed strong growth during that time, reaching 10,000 beta testers. Both
ServInt and dogado will continue to offer the product at no cost until the
March launch date, at which point all users will enjoy a two-week extension of
their free beta, followed by the official commencement of their paid
service. New customers joining after the official launch will benefit from
the same free two-week trial period, after which paid service will
automatically commence unless the service is cancelled.
Johns said Jelastic is also
unique in that it does not require any application code changes, so developers
can simply upload their Java package or specify the connection to their SVN or
GIT code repository, and get their application running in the cloud in a few
minutes with the ability to choose from multiple independent hosting providers
around the world.
"Since we publicly
launched our beta in October last year, pricing and commercial availability
have been the most popular questions we were getting from our users," Dmitry
Sotnikov, chief operating officer at Jelastic, said in a statement. "Today
we got to the major milestone with our first two partnersServInt in the U.S.
and dogado in Europepublicly announced a commercial availability timeframe as
well as a revolutionary utility billing approach for the service. This is a
major step in accomplishing our vision of zero-lock-in standards-based PaaS
available to our users around the world."
cutting-edge technology with ServInt's 17 years of hosting know-how has put us
on a path to provide great things for our customers, ServInt COO Christian
Dawson, said in a statement. We think the near-utility approach were taking
with Jelastic on pricing and provisioning is going to break the platform as a service
industry wide open. The product is miles ahead of its competitors on
technological features, and now we're adding game-changing, customer-friendly
pricing to the mix. Jelastic is a truly revolutionary Cloud product, and we
cant wait to bring it to market in March.
Meanwhile, Timo Mankartz,
managing partner at dogado, said: Holding true to our tradition of more than a
decade, dogado Internet GmbH keeps its focus locked on new trends and emerging
technologies. Centerpieces of our vision are cloud services, SaaS and IaaS
solutions for mid-tier companies. Jelastic is one of only a few real cloud
solutions on the market today. Harnessing Jelastics power, we offer dependable
high-availability and fully automated load-balancing, combined with both
vertically and horizontally scalable servers and resources.