WILMINGTON, Del., October 20, 2011 — Jelastic today announced advisors for its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that runs any Java application in the cloud without code changes.
Advisors to the company include:
- Igor Sysoev who developed Nginx, a popular web server powering 43 million websites and more than 20 percent of the top 1,000 busiest websites including Facebook, Groupon, Dropbox, LivingSocial, WordPress and Hulu.
- Alex Tkachman, an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in software development and creator of the Groovy++ Java programming language. He is actively involved in the Groovy and Grails development community, and was part of the GPars development team. He co-founded G2One Inc., later acquired by SpringSource and was chief operating officer at JetBrains, the company behind the IntelliJ IDEA. Currently, he is a partner in MB Technologies, the company responsible for the Bindows AJAX framework.
- Soeren von Varchmin who brings more than 10 years of international sales and business development experience with service providers and cloud technologies for companiesin the U.S., Europe and Asia. He held senior executive posts at ePages, Emporis and Parallels, the leading provider of software for hosting service providers. Currently, he is director at von Varchmin International and is a partner at Runa Capital, both venture capital firms.
- Michael “Monty” Widenius, the main developer of the MySQL database and founder of My SQL AB, Monty Program Ab and the MariaDB database server. Currently, Widenius is the CEO of Monty Program, a center of engineering excellence for the MariaDB database server, the Aria storage engine, My SQL and other associated technologies.
“These advisors bring a wealth of invaluable experience in database, web and Java technologies, as well as sales and business development, to our Jelastic team,” said Ruslan Synytsky, CEO, Jelastic.
“With their assistance, we are intent on creating a rich technology ecosystem and building a global network of hosting partners for the Jelastic cloud platform.”
Jelastic allows Java applications to be uploaded in minutes without changes to code or programming language and with no need to write for specific APIs (application programming interfaces). Application developers can choose which stack components they want and need, and their application will run and scale easily on the Jelastic platform.
Jelastic supports any JVM-based application including pure Java 6 or 7, JRuby, Scala and Groovy. The Jelastic beta supports these SQL databases: MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. Non-SQL database support is provided for MongoDB and CouchDB. Supported application servers include Tomcat 6 and 7, GlassFish and Jetty. Jelastic provides load balancing and caching though integrated Nginx, and developer tools integration via Maven and Ant plug-ins.
Jelastic is also different from earlier Java PaaS offerings in that it will be available to Java developers through a global network of hosting service providers — which already includes ServInt in the U.S. and Host Europe for Europe.
Jelastic has been in test since mid-2011 with more than 1,500 registered developers and nearly 1,000 applications deployed.Java is the programming language of choice used by nine million Java developers worldwide.