ServInt, a company offering managed cloud hosting services, released a major update to its auto-scaling cloud platform, Jelastic.
Jelastic has long been recognized as the easiest cloud platform to use. Latest updates in Jelastic 1.9 represents two fundamental shifts for the product: the addition of true IaaS capabilities in the form of 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.
“This update to Jelastic is more than just an iterative enhancement,” Reed Caldwell, founder and chief executive officer at ServInt said in a statement.
Key enhancements and additions include; volume discounts on cloud resources as high as 75 percent, available only from ServInt; new “reserved cloudlets” that allow users to further minimize their cloud hosting costs by committing to resources on a monthly basis; a new Jelastic-powered Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) platform that adds true auto-scaling IaaS capabilities to the ServInt product portfolio; FTP support, caching in NGINX, and the latest versions of software stacks, including TomEE and MariaDB 10.0.
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.
A company statement also emphasized that 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 is noted to take only a few minutes, since the platform is standards-based and can run virtually any Java or PHP application without any code changes.
“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 Matt Loschert, chief technology officer at ServInt.