Jelastic Becomes First Public PaaS to Offer Apache TomEE

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  • March 14, 2013
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PALO ALTO, Calif., Mar. 13, 2013 – Jelastic, Inc. today announced the addition of Apache TomEE, one of the fastest and the most user-friendly enterprise-ready application servers available, to its award-winning, ultra-scalable Java and PHP server hosting platform. The addition gives customers more choice, as well as the opportunity to deliver the Java EE 6 Web Profile in the simplest way possible.

“TomEE has long been among the top requests that we have been hearing from our community,” says Dmitry Sotnikov, Jelastic COO. “TomEE is a natural fit for any cloud platform that offers Tomcat, as it offers Java EE compliance, but with the footprint and startup time of Tomcat. And since we pre-announced our intention to include TomEE in Jelastic late last year, the feedback we have been getting was overwhelmingly positive. It is lightweight yet powerful, which makes it a perfect choice for cloud hosting.”

“Jelastic’s support of Tomcat has always been top-notch, and their support of TomEE shows real vision,” says David Blevins, founder of the TomEE project. “TomEE joins the family of Tomcat, Glassfish, Jetty, Apache and NGINX already offered by Jelastic. But they aren’t just combining the usual suspects into a platform that is identical to all other cloud platforms – they have put a significant amount of time into offering TomEE users the best experience possible. It’s very tightly integrated with the functionality of all the other layers of their stack including load-balancing, replication, persistence to SQL or NoSQL databases and more. Jelastic’s integration of TomEE is the best I’ve seen.”

Apache TomEE is full-blown application server that combines several enterprise projects including Apache OpenEJB, Apache OpenWebBeans, Apache OpenJPA, Apache MyFaces and more. Put briefly, Tomcat + Java EE = TomEE. There’s a definite “less is more” philosophy in Apache TomEE. That’s important because it’s easy for developers of app servers to go too far. The result is usually a slow-starting, memory-hogging beast. Unlike other JEE application servers, TomEE avoids architecture overhead and stays lightweight and as simple as possible. With Jelastic, it takes just one click to get an automatically scaling cloud based on TomEE.

With TomEE, developers get:

  • An enterprise-ready application server that nonetheless remains simple
  • A lightweight server – developers can run applications without any additional runtime requirements or startup time even when the applications are large
  • Full compatibility with most Tomcat-aware and Tomcat-tested tools
  • An environment that will be completely familiar for Tomcat users, with no need to learn anything new
  • Embedded OpenEJB, which makes it great for testing EJBs
  • The ability for servlets to now get access to JPA and Transactions
  • The ability to view or modify any Tomcat-provided resource files

The Jelastic platform provides developers with all major Java software stacks, including Tomcat, GlassFish, Jetty and now TomEE application servers, as well as with SQL (MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchDB) databases. It also allows developers to switch between Java versions, access their configuration files and change their settings. The same power is available to PHP users: developers choose either Apache or NGINX as their application server, select the version of PHP, have all key PHP extensions, and can easily add other modules that they might need.

Jelastic is a truly global PaaS offering. It is hosted in the US with ServInt; in Russia with Rusonyx; in Germany with dogado; in the UK and Ireland with Layershift; in Japan with Tsukaeru; in Brazil with Websolute; in Sweden with Elastx; and in Finland with Planeetta.

About Jelastic

Jelastic, Inc., based in Palo Alto, Calif., offers a Java and PHP server hosting platform for developers and hosting service providers. Jelastic is the only Platform-as-a Service (PaaS) offering designed specifically for hosting service providers to deploy and make available to their customers. Jelastic automatically scales Java and PHP applications and allocates server resources, thus delivering true next generation Java and PHP cloud computing. You can learn more about Jelastic or sign-up for the service for free atJelastic.com.

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