Next-Generation Java PaaS Jelastic announces commercial availability and pricing in US and Europe

By | February 16, 2012
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—Revolutionary Java hosting platform will pioneer real utility pricing instantaneously scaling up or down to match actual usage patterns, and billing customers for the actual use of RAM and CPU as opposed to “per machine” model prevailing on the market today. Jelastic will go out of beta and become commercially available from US and German hosting partners in March 2012 —

Orlando, FL, February 16, 2012 – Jelastic – – the only platform-as-a-service (PaaS) available globally through a network of hosting partners, and capable of running and scaling any Java applications with no lock-in or code changes required – today announced its pricing and commercial availability timeframe.

In March 2012, Jelastic will become commercially available in North America from ServInt, and in Europe (Germany) from dogado Internet GmbH (in collaboration with Host Europe).

Unlike other PaaS and IaaS options on the market, Jelastic does not require users to select the machine size and pay for it. Instead, Jelastic dynamically allocates resources instantaneously scaling application servers up and down, and making sure that they have the resources that they need. This enables Jelastic’s hosting partners to charge users for the actual RAM and CPU consumption rather than for predefined machine size. Customers benefit because the costs automatically go down when applications are off or not being used. Jelastic measures resources being consumed in “cloudlets” – one cloudlet is 128 MB of RAM and processing power equivalent to 200MHz CPU core. Today ServInt and dogado announced their commercial pricing: $0.02 per cloudlet per hour from ServInt, and 0.016 euro from dogado.

Jelastic is also unique because it does not require any application code changes, so developers can simply upload their Java package or specify connection to their SVN or GIT code repository, and get their application running in the cloud in a few minutes, with no lock-in whatsoever, and ability to choose from multiple independent hosting providers around the world.

“Since we publicly launched our beta in October last year, pricing and commercial availability have been the most popular questions we were getting from our users,” said Jelastic COO Dmitry Sotnikov. “Today we got to the major milestone with our first two partners – ServInt in the US and dogado in Europe – publicly announced commercial availability timeframe as well as revolutionary utility billing approach for the service. This is a major step in accomplishing our vision of zero-lock-in standards-based PaaS available to our users around the world.”

“Combining Jelastic’s cutting-edge technology with ServInt’s 17 years of hosting know-how has put us on a path to provide great things for our customers,” said ServInt COO Christian Dawson. “We think the near-utility approach we’re taking with Jelastic on pricing and provisioning is going to break the platform-as-a-service industry wide open. The product is miles ahead of its competitors on technological features, and now we’re adding game-changing, customer-friendly pricing to the mix. Jelastic is a truly revolutionary Cloud product, and we can’t wait to bring it to market in March.”

Jelastic’s power, we offer dependable high-availability and fully automated load-balancing, combined with both vertically and horizontally scalable servers and resources.”

Jelastic has been in public beta testing both in North America and Europe since October of 2011, and has enjoyed extremely strong growth during that time reaching 10,000 beta testers world-wide. Both ServInt and dogado will continue to offer the product at no cost until the March launch date, at which point all users will enjoy a two-week extension of their free beta, followed by official commencement of their paid service. New customers joining after official launch will benefit from the same free two-week trial period, after which paid service will automatically commence unless the service is cancelled.

The announcement was made at Parallels Summit 2012, the leading global annual gathering of the cloud industry.

About Jelastic

Jelastic, Inc., a startup company based in Palo Alto, Calif., makes the Java server hosting platform for developers and hosting service providers. Jelastic is the only PaaS offering designed specifically for hosting service providers to deploy and make available to their customers. Jelastic automatically scales Java applications and allocates server resources required by applications, thus delivering the true next generation Java cloud computing. You can learn more about Jelastic or sign-up for the service at

About ServInt

ServInt is a pioneering provider of high-reliability, managed hosting for enterprises worldwide. ServInt was founded in Northern Virginia in 1995 as one of the first hosting companies to offer a Managed Dedicated Server solution. From multiple world-class data centers, ServInt now provides its scalable suite of VPS and Managed Dedicated Server packages to thousands of customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about ServInt’s hosting solutions, please call 1-800-573-7846 or visit

About dogado

dogado Internet GmbH, based in Dortmund Germany, is an Internet Service Provider for business clients. The core competences of the company have always been classical web and IT services like Managed Hosting, Hosted Exchange 2010, Virtualisation, Colocation, CDN-, VPN and Security Services. dogado Internet GmbH was founded in 2001 and transformed into a GmbH (Limited Liability Company in Germany) in 2006. Today dogado has more than 10.000 clients around the globe and is member of the RIPE Network Coordination Centre, of DENIC eG, NIC.AT and the OpenCarrier consortium. More informations can be found on

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  • Can you tell also about conditions for free trial?

    I’m considering recommending Jelastic for my students to deploy their project work and I’m concerned whether there will be an option to use Java and a relational database for free.

    • Hello!

      Yes, sure, we’ll give the possibility to try Jelastic for free. We’ll publish more exact information about this later.

      Stay tuned!

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  • Eric Kizaki

    Congrats! I really think Jelastic is by far the easiest to use Java hosting. I hope it spreads and allows Java to have some easy hosting options like PHP has.

    Are you still going to “turn off” apps like you did in the beta? In the beta, when my app was not used it was “turned off.” I assume that will happen again and I will not have to pay $.02 per hour when it is off. Also, when someone else hits my page will that turn my app on again? How long does it take for it to get scaled down and turned off? Just wondering.

    Also what about database pricing and size? Please come up with something that makes more sense than this confusing mess:

    • Hello, Eric!

      Thanks a lot for your feedback!

      We’ll add support of PHP as soon as possible, we are testing this new feature now.
      Paid environments will not “sleep”.
      What about database pricing? The price depends on the number of cloudlets your database needs. The price of 1 cloudlet per hour is $0.02.

  • Kris

    no free cloudlets for beta testers ?

    • Our hosters will provide free quotas. We’ll publish the exact information about this.

  • I wonder how much Disk, # of processor provided. Just 128MB ram is not a measurement, and the cost @ $0.02/hr is also not less compared to other cloud hosting providers. $0.02/hr @ 730hr/month costs $14.6/month…! For this cost, if we need to scale up to just 1GB, it’ll cost ~$60/month, but, other cloud offerings we can get min 2GB RAM, 2 CPU, 100GB disk space. Even if we go with load balancing, it’s going to be much cheaper with other providers or may be on par. Not sure how jelastic is less. I know the hosting is made easy for Java developers, but, how many want that….!

    • Hi!
      One cloudlet is 128 MB of RAM and processing power equivalent to 200MHz CPU core. Jelastic is the first true pay-as-you-go PaaS. If you specify the limitation of memory 10Gb and your application needs only 2Gb, you’ll pay only for used 2Gb. With other providers you have to pay for all reserved resources even if your application doesn’t use all of them.

  • Joseph D. Wisniewski

    In regards to Eric’s question, I think he was looking at where it says that “Customers benefit because the costs automatically go down when applications are off or not being used.”

    So if the application is not being used, this won’t count towards part of a cloudlet?

    • If your application is off during some period of time, you’ll not pay for this period.

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  • william bessat

    Is there any new information about HA & failover for SQL & NoSQL databases ?

    • Hi, William!

      We’ll add these features as soon as possible. We are working very hard to launch our commercial version.

      Stay tuned!

  • Anirban

    What about the Free versions….what would be the limitations in free version…???? How can we implement in free version ???

    • Hi!

      This depends on hosting provider. The exact information will be published as soon as possible.

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