Java Platform-as-a-Service Provider Jelastic Launches Public Beta in UK with Layershift

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  • August 15, 2012

Palo Alto, CA. and Manchester, UK, Aug 15, 2012 — Jelastic, the company behind the ultra scalable and interoperable Java hosting platform for cloud applications, today announced that its newest partner, UK-based Layershift, has come out of private beta. Layershift’s public beta of Jelastic is now available to any one that wants to run Java applications with no lock-in or code changes required.

With Layershift, users in the UK and Ireland now have the option to host their cloud applications in the UK with a company that has built its reputation on providing world-class managed hosting.

“We are excited to be offering our fast growing user base in Ireland and the UK a local provider,” said Jelastic COO Dmitry Sotnikov.“Layershift has built its stellar reputation on providing fast and reliable connectivity with unparalleled 24×7 technical support. Because of their reputation and solid team, Layershift was the ideal partner for us in the UK.”

Managing Director of Layershift Andrew Cranson said, “Jelastic is a true auto-scaling platform providing horizontal and vertical scaling on-demand in a way unlike any other UK Java hosting service. From today, UK developers and users can deploy their Java applications to our free public beta without making any platform-centric changes – rapid deployment without vendor lock-in. Feedback from our private beta has been very positive and we have a lot of new features in development; we are excited to receive feedback from even more beta testers ahead of our commercial launch this Autumn.”

Jelastic is fully compatible with all major Java software stacks, including Tomcat, GlassFish, Jetty and JBoss application servers — as well as with SQL (MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchDB) databases. Whether you want Tomcat hosting,GlassFish hostingJetty hosting or a custom setup of your own, it’s easy. Jelastic is currently available commercially in the US with ServInt, in Russia with Rusonyx and in Germany with dogado and in public beta with in Japan and now with Layershift in the UK.

Already, over 23,000 users around the globe are using Jelastic.

About Layershift

Layershift Limited is a global leader in high-quality managed hosting services with infrastructure in the UK, New York, and Singapore. Layershift’s team of virtualization and hosting industry professionals use more than a decade of experience to consistently deliver end-to-end excellence in all aspects of the company, backed by their renowned technical support team achieving exceptionally high customer satisfaction (rated above 98% in Q2 2012). To find out more about Layershift’s Cloud VPS, Jelastic Cloud PaaS, Dedicated Server and Complex Hosting services please visit

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