Helsinki, Finland, February 11, 2013 – Jelastic, Inc.(http://jelastic.com), the creators of the ultra scalable and interoperable Java and PHP cloud hosting platform of the same name, today announced its commercial launch in Finland through its local partner Planeetta Internet Oy. Jelastic is the first PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) offering that can run any Java or PHP application without lock-in or code changes.
“Finland has one of the most vital development and start-up scenes in Europe,” said Jelastic COO Dmitry Sotnikov. “We are extremely pleased with the results of the Jelastic beta that Planeetta has been offering in the country. And we’re delighted that now Jelastic is fully available for commercial use in the Finnish market. Planeetta is one of the most advanced hosting companies in the country, and we are proud to have them offer Jelastic in Finland.”
“Jelastic brings us game-changing advantage for new customer acquisition,” said Planeetta Internet CEO Lauri Kasti, “As nearly every hosting company is offering IaaS in one way or another, it is vital for a hosting company like Planeetta to be able to differentiate itself from the rest of the market. And with Jelastic’s unique business model, we are also starting to get customers from abroad, which multiplies our opportunities.”
Jelastic stands out among PaaS offerings because it has eliminated all the difficulties usually associated with Java and PHP cloud hosting. There is no need to write to specific APIs and perform manual installation or configuration. In addition, the cloud environment can be set up in seconds, and all major software stacks are immediately available. Thanks to time-saving features such as one-click deployment and auto scaling, getting started takes minutes rather than hours.
Thanks to this convenience and ease of use, Jelastic has gotten an enthusiastic reception from Planeetta customers. “In my over 10 years’ experience in the hosting market, it has been never been so easy to get meetings with software and technical executives,” said Planeetta’s Kasti. “For the first 100 companies I have toured in these last two months, each of them seem to really love Jelastic. During the beta period, customers opened hundreds of environments built with thousands of hosted virtual servers. The biggest issue raised by beta users was: ‘When will you go commercial?’ I am very happy that we are now there.”
The Jelastic platform provides developers with all major Java software stacks, including Tomcat, GlassFish, and Jetty application servers, as well as with SQL (MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchDB) databases. It also allows developers to switch between any PHP versions, access their configuration files and change their settings. And it lets developers choose either Apache or NGINX as their application server. All key PHP extensions are available, and additional modules can be easily added.
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 Planeetta Internet Oy
Planeetta Internet is a leading hosting provider in Northern Europe offering a wide range of hosting services, including IaaS and Managed Hosting, for thousands of SME and enterprise users. Planeetta offers cloud services from its strategically located data center in Helsinki, Finland, a crossroads for fast-growing Internet traffic between Russia and Western Europe. All services run on a high-end redundant server farm backed by Planeetta’s dedicated support team, which is able to help with even the most complex, high-volume hosting needs. For more information, please visit www.planeetta.net.
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.