Jelastic Java PaaS Launching in March, Pricing Announced
Jelastic, one of the highest-profile members of the new crop of Java platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings, used Parallels Summit 2012 in Orlando to announce that it’s going to leave beta and go into general availability in March, hosted by ServInt in North America and dogado Internet GmbH in Europe.
Unlike other PaaS offerings, Jelastic boasts its cloud bills based on RAM and CPU consumption — no machine size selection necessary. The benefit there is developers and customers are charged less when application usage is low, while putting no barriers in the way of scalability when usage is high. The metric in usage is the so-called “cloudlet” — “one cloudlet is 128 MB of RAM and processing power equivalent to 200MHz CPU core,” according to the press release.
For Jelastic, the charges will be $0.02 per cloudlet per hour from ServInt, and 0.016 euro from dogado.
“Today we got to the major milestone with our first two partners — ServInt in the U.S. and dogado in Europe — publicly announced commercial availability timeframe as well as 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,” said Jelastic CEO Dmitry Sotnikov in a prepared statement.
Jelastic first caught TalkinCloud’s eye when it signed on so-called “tech all-stars” to its board of advisers, and then again when it added NGINX web server and in-cloud application development. We’ll be keeping an eye on Jelastic going forward, so keep watching TalkinCloud for more.