ServInt adds auto-scaling IaaS capabilities and volume discounts as high as 75 percent to its Jelastic PaaS cloud offering

Reston, Va. | March 7, 2013

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:

— 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.

"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:

— Easier access to application files with FTP/FTPS: The new version of the platform offers support for the FTP/FTPS protocol. This provides a fast, easy, and reliable way of file sharing and data transfer to and from servers in Jelastic environments.

— Higher performance through file caching: Jelastic 1.9 supports caching in NGINX (for both NGINX-balancer and NGINX PHP server). This improves performance by reducing the access time to the resource and increasing the resource-building speed.

— More enterprise-ready servers with built-in TomEE: The new version adds Apache TomEE, the enterprise edition of Apache Tomcat, to meet demand for a more enterprise-ready server. This provides application developers with the best technology stack that can be deployed to a simple Java EE container. TomEE is a full-blown app server, but retains the simplicity of Tomcat and avoids architectural overhead.

— More databases with MariaDB 10.0: Jelastic 1.9 is the first PaaS offering MariaDB 10.0, the most advanced database in the SQL world. This database offers developers the advantages of multi-source replication, dynamic columns, and MariaDB Galera Cluster. It is even faster and more fault tolerant, and has more flexible database replication, than previous MariaDB versions.

About Jelastic

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.

About ServInt

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, VPS and dedicated hosting solutions, please call 1-800-573-7846 from the USA, +1-703-847-1381 from outside the USA or visit www.servint.net.

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