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Jelastic Gets Real For Cloud Developers

Jelastic is now supporting multiple ISV software packages in its PaaS products aimed at developers and hosting service providers. Essentially, this is a pluggable cartridge model that provides software application development pros with a means of accessing multiple platforms.

This support is achieved using OpenShift via Red Hat's pluggable Cartridge Standard.

This allows developers to build application interfaces only once (instead of multiple times for each PaaS/platform) and achieve support for OpenShift PaaS and Jelastic Platform-as-Infrastructure.

OpenShift has been helping to drive the global standardization of pluggable Cartridges for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

This move from Jelastic makes it easier for developers working for independent software vendors (ISVs) to offer core services in multiple platforms and for a wider array of cloud ecosystems and marketplaces.

The first vendor applications to be supported by Jelastic using the Cartridge model are: Neo4j Server, a scalable native graph database; Redis, an open source, BSSD licensed key-value store; the Apache Cassandra database; and Jetty, a web server providing an HTTP server and Servlet.

"Jelastic is committed to dramatically simplifying the development, deployment, and management of the enterprise cloud, providing full control to IT management while allowing self-management of environments and resources to developers and DevOps," said John Derrick, Jelastic CEO. "Our support of Cartridge standardization enables ISVs to focus on providing real value to customers — instead of spending resources coding for multiple platforms. This announcement is the start of a rapidly growing ecosystem of applications for Jelastic's Platform-as-Infrastructure, delivering real value to our customers worldwide."

"OpenShift's collaboration with Jelastic on the pluggable Cartridge standard demonstrates the power of the open source community to drive significant efficiencies and benefits for an ecosystem of developers, ISVs, and enterprise customers," said Julio Tapia, director, OpenShift Ecosystem, Red Hat. "This announcement demonstrates that ISVs can now code once for multiple PaaS platforms to rapidly address a larger market, simply by adopting the Openshift pluggable Cartridge format."

Jelastic's Platform-as-Infrastructure is a turnkey cloud solution that can be deployed as a private, public, or hybrid cloud by enterprises or hosting service providers. For developers, Jelastic provides one-click deployment and automatic scalability of Java, Ruby, and PHP applications without the need to code to proprietary APIs.

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