Jelastic Java PaaS Now Integrates with NGINX Web Server
Jelastic, a member of the new class of Java platform-as-a-service providers, has announced the integration of the popular open source NGINX web server into its offering. It’s aimed at granting greater performance and efficiency for cloud ISVs.
NGINX offers built-in load balancing and caching for applications, making Jelastic a more stable hosting platform, according to the press release. And Jelastic is claiming NGINX is the “fastest web server in the world,” with 10 times greater performance on existing hardware than its competitors. It’s the secret power behind 43 million domains, including Facebook, WordPress and Hulu.
In hindsight, this announcement should have been expected: Jelastic very recently announced that Igor Sysoev, the creator of NGINX, joined its all-star lineup of technical advisers. Of course, that also means we can probably expect announcements about Groovy++, MarioDB and other open source projects in regards to Jelastic’s offering sooner rather than later.
That actually brings me to a larger point around open source cloud technologies: it’s really interesting how cloud platform providers that embrace open source seem to be a lot more nimble about expanding their platform’s functionality profile. Where, say, Microsoft would have developed its own web server for Windows Azure, Jelastic was able to integrate its own.
Keep watching TalkinCloud for more on Jelastic and the Java PaaS boom.