Jelastic Wins Duke’s Choice Technology Leader Award: The Java Community’s Oscar

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  • October 2, 2012
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The 2012 Duke’s Choice Award Winners have been announced by Oracle in advance of the world’s largest Java event — the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, CA. Jelastic, the company behind the ultra scalable and interoperable Java Cloud hosting platform (, has been selected as the Technology Leader Award Winner.

The Duke’s Choice Awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology. They are only granted to the most innovative, novel and groundbreaking projects using Java. They are a prestigious 10-year old tradition within the Java community and receiving one is the highest honor that one can receive in the Java world. 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.

A testament to Jelastic’s innovation is the fact that another Duke’s Choice Award Winner, Liquid Robotics, is using Jelastic as well. Liquid Robotics’ Chief Software Architect, Dr. James Gosling (“The Father of Java”), has chosen to use Jelasticm for its stability, redundancy, scalability, time saving and survivability. As he put it, “I really like Jelastic… you don’t get a bare Linux machine… they actually take care of that and it works lovely… they can span multiple ISPs, multiple countries, multiple data centers, and that’s how I deal with my personal extreme paranoia of survivability.” With Jelastic, Gosling doesn’t have to worry about his robots being lost at sea; he can focus on the development and functionality of his applications and the work his ocean-going robots are doing:

The most innovative feature is the automated vertical scaling. Jelastic automatically increases or reduces the CPU and RAM for an application as it monitors application loads in real-time. This feature guarantees that users never overpay for unused resources; and it saves them time because there is no need for manual adjustments or architectural changes. As the application load goes up or down, resources are allocated immediately and automatically! It is also possible to specify resource caps to prevent unexpected or high bills.

Before Jelastic, moving a Java application to the Cloud used to not only be a rather complex process, but it was a huge time waste for anyone wanting to deploy their applications to the Cloud, because most solutions required recoding and reworking applications to fit non-standard hosting platforms, creating lock-in and increasing the time it took to deploy an application. With Jelastic, this massive learning curve, time-waste and lock-in are eliminated. Jelastic’s standards-based platform can run virtually any Java application — in minutes, not hours. It is currently the only Java Cloud that provides true “smart scaling”: each app gets the resources it needs based on the number of requests that it is receiving, with no manual adjustments required. As loads increase or decrease, resources are automatically allocated, in real-time. With Jelastic, deploying applications to the Cloud is just easy.

“It’s a great honor and privilege to receive the “Oscar” of the Java world — The Duke’s Choice Award,” says Jelastic Founder and CEO Ruslan Synytsky. “In just one year, our company has changed the Cloud computing game by providing the first truly auto-scalable platform with no lock-in—available around the globe: US, Germany, UK, Russia and Japan. Our partners—like Parallels, NGINX, GlassFish, MariaDB and others—have been instrumental in helping us achieve this huge milestone. Our goals for the next year will be to increase the number of hosting providers that offer Jelastic around the world, continuing to improve our technology and, our biggest goal, to continue to make the life of the developer easier.”

Learn how Jelastic is making deploying Java applications easy at

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 for free at

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