Jelastic has augmented its Java hosting platform with App Packaging, a new application provisioning and configuration technology designed to allow users to skip "most of the steps" required during manual installation with a one-click deployment option.
On top of its developer tools, Jelastic is now targeting this offering at Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and hosting providers to package applications with the programmatic instructions that they used to put in How-To's. For the Independent Software Vendor and the hosting provider, this now becomes a one-time process. For the end-user, it's a single click.
Each ISV partner places a "Get it hosted now!" button on its application's home page and provides an email address and environment name. The automated process of creation, deployment, and configuration takes about a minute and when completed, the application is ready for use.
"Jelastic has already made it easy for developers to deploy their applications, with no code changes required. But if a user wanted to deploy and run an application, they still had to create the environments that the application needed, had learn how to configure the app, most likely had to read a how-to, and then still needed to get help to actually get the app running. In the best of all possible worlds, this took hours of headaches and emails with tech support," said the company.
Jelastic suggests that hosting service providers can use this product to offer their customers open-source Java applications without concerns about recoding, adaptation, deployment, or scaling.