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DateThursday, October 30, 2014

Jelastic Release Version 2.5

Automatic Horizontal Scaling, Multiple Nodes of  Middleware Layers, Improved Marketplace All Part of Latest Release


Jelastic CEO Ruslan SynytskyJelastic, the San Francisco Bay company that provides enterprise software that enables cloud deployment and management, has announced the release of its version 2.5 which gives support for multiple nodes of different middleware stacks, automatic horizontal scaling of app servers, and a complete redesign of the marketplace.



Horizontal scaling of application servers has always been a distinguishing product feature, allowing users to increase or decrease the number of application servers due to the changes in an application's load. Now, starting from this release, with the help of triggers dependent on the application's resource consumption, the horizontal scaling of application servers can be achieved automatically as well as manually.



Jelastic say that automatic horizontal and vertical scaling gives the best option for innovative and legacy applications, and makes it the most powerful PaaS in term of scalability / elasticity.



The current Jelastic release (2.5) provides the ability to scale not just the application servers, but all middleware stacks in an environment:

  • Database
  • Load Balancer
  • Cache instance
  • Elastic VPS

All newly added nodes are automatically distributed at different hardware nodes, ensuring even more reliability and high-availability.



Ruslan Synytsky, CEO of Jelastic, said: "We are thrilled to announce a new version of Jelastic as it contains two of the most demanded features - adding multiple nodes of different middleware layers in one environment and automatic horizontal scaling of app servers. As a result, users can easily have several load balancers or databases together with multiple app servers and configure a highly available and reliable application in just a couple of clicks. Jelastic is the only cloud platform that fully automates the creation of complex environments for real enterprise applications that require clustering, high availability and scalability on different application layers."



This release also includes significant usability improvements of the Marketplace section at Jelastic's dashboard, offering more than two hundred applications, which can be automatically installed within an appropriate environment, in just one-click. All of the applications are divided into corresponding categories, allowing a user to choose among the provided solutions. In addition, a search box has been added, aimed to facilitate the process of searching for a particular application among dozens of available ones. Users can initiate the installation of several applications simultaneously, and while installation is in progress, can keep working within the dashboard with other functionality, without need to wait until the process is completed.



Additional improvements and features in Jelastic version 2.5:

  • Updated software stack versions
  • GIT Garbage Collector
  • Facilitated process of SSH connection to the containers
  • Cartridges enhancements
  • Improved templates management via JCA (admin panel)
  • General UX improvements



Complimenting the work Jelastic has achieved in 2.5, Joakim Цhman, CEO at Elastx, said; "I think the most exciting thing about version 2.5 is the multi node scaling feature, especially being able to add multiple database nodes. This will really help our customers to scale and make their applications more resilient."



"We are excited to share with our users the new multi node scaling feature which has been one of the most requested items since the launch. As a rapidly evolving platform made for developers, we are witnessing rapidly growing adoption of Jelastic PaaS from developers that are tired of self-managing and patching the hosting infrastructure currently on different IaaS vendors," said Lauri Kasti, CEO at Planeetta Internet.


Last month in version 2.4, Node.js was introduced to enhance the product's multi-language PaaS capabilities. The polyglot platform also supports popular programming languages, Java, PHP, Ruby and Python.







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