Wow... this was a crazy last week.
We went to the Parallels Summit in Orlando, showed off Jelastic to the Hosting world, listened to a number of great speakers, enjoyed meeting a ton of Jelastic fans, announced our commercial release and met Guy Kawasaki in the process.
This was our first conference of the new year and it was a smashing success.
We got to meet a ton of people and pretty much everyone loved Jelastic. As one of our partners (@Dogado) said, "Jelastic is on everyone's lips!"
Within the Hosting Industry, a lof of people were really impressed with Jelastic. In fact, the CEO of Softlayer, Lance Crosby, during his talk on the Evolution of Hosting Services: What's Next? mentioned Jelastic. He talked about how in the last 2 years there has been more change and new, ground-breaking companies emerging with new technology than in the last 15 years. Then as an example, Lance said, "As far as companies that will be around in the near future, Jelastic is really impressive."
Feels nice to know that others are catching our vision for the future of the Cloud.
During the conference, we release the news of when our commercial availability would be. This generated a ton of buzz. If you missed the announcement, you can read it here.
One of the coolest things about how the pricing is set up, is that it will be based on consumption versus per machine. This means that you will save money when your app is not being used. In fact, you can go all the down to hibernation to reduce cost and save money.
A few cool things
During the event, we got to hear Guy Kawasaki speak on what it takes to make customers happy; we also got to hear quite a bit about how much he likes Apple. But, you can't deny his track record: he is good at what he does.
Though I didn't get a chance to get a photo with him, I did get a signed copy of his latest book.
Keep an eye out
This week is going to be great. We will be putting out of ton of new stuff--new how to's, announcements, we'll be at the OpenCF Summit in Dallas and we will be moving as fast as we can to add all the cool features that you guys have asked for.
Below are a few photos from the Summit in Orlando. We have more, but we'll be putting those on our Facebook page.
Check out the sweet laptop stickers that we had made! If you want one, drop me a line and let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is Serguei Beloussov, one of our investors, telling the audience about Jelastic and how fast we are growing.
And here is Ruslan (R), our CEO, signing some important stuff with one of our new partners (more info coming soon...)