Pay As You Use

New Generation Cloud Pricing Model

Scaling Efficiency vs Overallocation

Jelastic provides a unique process of automatic scaling with payment based on the real consumption, but not on the server size. Compare what you lose at cloud vendors with a different scaling and pricing model


Specify maximum Scaling Limit for a
container to overcome any spike

Scale horizontally for HA but keep paying only for used resources

Scale horizontally for HA but keep paying
only for used resources

VM-Based Cloud Vendors

Order smaller VM for initial phase

Buy twice bigger machine when you grow
or expect load spikes

Migrate your project from smaller to
bigger VM with downtime consequences

Scale it horizontally for HA with all
inefficiency inside

Video Explanation

How Jelastic Pricing Works

Every container hosted with Jelastic PaaS is divided to granular units – cloudlets (128MiB of RAM and 400MHz of CPU). The system makes hourly measures how many cloudlets inside each container are consumed and requests the payment only for these used resources.

You can set up a maximum Scaling Limit for each container, so the resources will be always available in case of load spikes or other consumption changes.No matter how high the limit – the payment will be only based on real usage. The rest of allocated resources will be just waiting in the pool for the application to request them, and it is totally free of charge.

Additional Resources and Services

In addition to RAM and CPU, the application can consume the following paid resources









What Is the Actual Price

Jelastic PaaS is available across a wide choice of cloud hosting providers worldwide. Every provider offers its infrastructure, technical support and different value added services. So the price per each resource varies based on the chosen vendor.

Within Jelastic Union catalog you can check all the prices and choose the most appropriate option. After registration, you’ll get a free trial and during this period you can track the actual consumption of the application and the total cost (watch a video for more details).

Loved by Developers and Managers

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“We’ve reduced by 30% our infrastructure cost as Jelastic offers a pay as you use pricing structure. So we do not need to guess how many resources to buy beforehand, we just pay for what we consume.”, marketplace of e-tailers promotions


“In the previous solution, we always had to choose the exact size of the environment when setting it up, and we were charged based on the fixed size. Nowadays we just need to choose the boundary conditions, and the invoicing is based on the actual usage of resources.”

FA Solutions, financial software

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“We have reduced our hosting costs by almost 30%. Vertical scaling has been one of our main motivations for working with Jelastic. It is undeniable that this system, which has remained simple, allows us to save money and at the same time cope with peaks in one-off resources.”

Bandtrace, music encyclopedia

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“When we decided on the Jelastic solution we benchmarked the auto-scaling against solutions that offer a “fixed price per month” and we simply got better performance and more bang for the buck”

Atout Persona, IT Service Provider

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