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Cloud Development With Blended PaaS and IaaS


Jelastic has updated its Platform-as-Infrastructure (PaI) software to version (1.9.3). This technology could be of interest to cloud-focused programmers looking for integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) capabilities.

New here is a garbage collection feature to help with optimal application performance. Also, PHP performance optimization increases application performance by up to 40 percent.

Platform-as-Infrastructure combines the traditional paradigms of Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service to provide a Java, Ruby, and PHP hosting platform. For developers, Jelastic provides one-click deployment and automatic scalability of Java, Ruby, and PHP applications without the need to code to proprietary APIs.

Company CEO John Derrick suggests that developers need a programming platform that allows for rapid application development and deployment. "Enterprise IT departments need scalability, high-availability, and cast-iron security. Hosting service providers need optimum density and tight integration with billing systems. This new release of Platform-as-Infrastructure delivers key features that enable our customers to implement scalable private and public clouds rapidly and securely," he said.

The firm points to recent statements made by analyst firm IDC looking at key insights in the emerging landscape for PaaS and IaaS solutions. IDC also outlines eight critical questions that enterprises should ask to better understand their specific requirements and make informed buying decisions before moving to the cloud. These questions, which cover cloud deployment models, application development needs and other key evaluation factors are available here.

"IDC has closely monitored the emerging IaaS and PaaS markets and is observing increased blending of the two capabilities," said Al Hilwa, Director for Application Development at IDC. "By integrating PaaS and IaaS into their private and public cloud solution, Jelastic provides enterprises and hosters with a turnkey stack that provides rapid deployment and immediate ROI."


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