This year Java officially reached full legal age - 21 years old, even hard to believe! It all began in 1995 when James Gosling (who happens to be a star adviser at Jelastic) was working at Sun Microsystems (which has since been acquired by Oracle Corporation) and Java was released as a core component of Sun Microsystems’ Java platform.
We are big fans of Java! Currently multilingual, Jelastic was initially created as pure Java cloud and still maintains a primary focus on this programming language. In 2012 Jelastic won Duke’s Choice Award on JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, California. Jelastic, the company behind the ultra scalable and interoperable Java Cloud hosting platform, has been selected as the Technology Leader Award Winner. The primary criteria for the awards are innovation: Jelastic contribution to the Java world is the development of the next-generation Java hosting platform – the Java Elastic Cloud.
But even more valuable reward for us was the fact that Father of Java, James Gosling, became our customer - he started to host his project on Jelastic and provided the feedback from customers prospective:
“Configuring cloud infrastructures is fun the first time you do it. But it doesn’t take too long before it becomes a tedious time sink. And, if you have the misfortune of being a software developer that has to fight it out with an IT organization, who usually wants consistency, control and visibility, you find that you’re always fighting with them. Jelastic solves all of that. Easy configuration tools for developers, management tools for IT. Peace and productivity. I love it.”
Current shift to DevOps requires full-stack Java developers who know not only the application itself, but also the runtime environment, network and the operating system, and how the system is configured, run, and monitored. It is needed to get closer to the metal, to understand more about the technology, how it works, how it scales, and how to make sure that it is secure. So our platform is intended to ease this shift providing the developers and operations with the needed tools to make their Java application lifecycle smooth and guarantee its high availability and security.
Jelastic is an enterprise DevOps PaaS based on containers. Containerized Java stacks provide more efficient ways to push changes into production and make this process more automated. Our aim is to make DevOps with containers more adapted to Java application requirements and needs.
“Throughout my career, I have been promoting freedom and choice for developers. Jelastic has a unique business model, that promotes choice. Jelastic philosophy changed the way I look into cloud infrastructure. Jelastic’s Java-based implementation shows the power of Java technology. Giving developers the freedom to leave gives us the confidence to choice to stay. This is the power of the Java ecosystem. The power of choice. I’m very happy to be more directly involved in the future of Jelastic. This is an amazing opportunity to help bring more freedom and choice for developers worldwide,” Bruno Souza, Brazilian JavaMan.
The platform offers agile deployment models without coding to proprietary APIs, flexible automatic scaling for stateless and stateful applications, collaboration, access control, built-in monitoring, pay-as-you go pricing, backup and disaster recovery. Jelastic multi-cloud functionality enables customers to achieve high-availability through geo-distribution across different data centers or clouds, easily relocate the projects to the superior hardware with the help of live environment migration, choose between higher quality or more cost affordable hardware and host applications with the trusted cloud vendors.
Jelastic Features and Supported Technologies for Java Developers
- JDK 6
- JDK 7
- JDK 8
JVM-based Language Support
- Tomcat 6, 7, 8
- Docker support
- Automatic vertical scaling
- Horizontal scaling
- HTTP and TCP load balancing
- One-click high availability
- Continuous integration and delivery
- Public IP addresses
- Custom domains
- User-friendly developers portal
- API and SSH access
- HTTPS with private SSL certificates
- FTP/FTPS access
- Account Collaboration
- Config manager and Log viewer
- Built-in usage statistics
- One-click application installation