Brandon Butler, Network World Senior Writer says, “Startups are forming up and down the cloud stack, from optimizing infrastructure services to offering development platforms. There are applications served from the cloud and new classes of apps that could not have been made without the cloud. Network World has scanned the universe of cloud computing startups founded within the past few years and built this non-exhaustive list of companies (listed in alphabetical order) that give a glimpse of what’s to come in this fast-growing market.”
The Network World article goes on to describe an important cloud computing trend, the convergence of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and states, “Jelastic is a company that embodies that same notion of a converged cloud system, but it wants to cut out the middle man. Instead of an IaaS or SaaS vendor partnering to enable a PaaS, Jelastic has PaaS features built right into its offering. Company officials describe it as ‘platform as infrastructure.'”
“We are excited to be one of the companies selected by Network World,” said John Derrick, Jelastic CEO. “For enterprises, moving to the cloud is a critical strategic undertaking. Jelastic’s mission is to simplify and accelerate the development and deployment of cloud applications, both new and legacy, during that process.”
Jelastic’s Platform-as-Infrastructure is a turnkey cloud solution which can be deployed as a private, public or hybrid cloud by enterprises or hosting service providers. Platform-as-Infrastructure combines the traditional paradigms of Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service to provide a comprehensive Java, Ruby and PHP hosting platform. Jelastic achieves significant deployment, management and operational savings by delivering a turnkey cloud platform for a fraction of the cost of existing virtualization solutions. For developers, Jelastic provides one-click deployment and automatic scalability of Java, Ruby and PHP applications without the need to code to proprietary APIs.
Jelastic, Inc., provides enterprise software that re-defines the economics of cloud deployment and management. Jelastic is the first company to deliver Platform-as-Infrastructure, combining the flexibility of IaaS and the ease of use of PaaS within a single turnkey platform, at a fraction of the cost of existing virtualized environments. Jelastic, headquartered in San Mateo, California, enables enterprises and hosting service providers to unleash the full potential of the cloud. For more information or to start a free, two-week trial, visit us at http://www.jelastic.com.