Jelastic’s entrance into the Australian cloud computing market is expected to reach $4.55 billion

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Jelastic, Inc., the first company that combined Unlimited PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and Container-Based IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) into one solution, has announced their partnership with FAST.hit, a leading hosting provider based in Perth, Western Australia.

Frost and Sullivan recently reported that Australia’s demand for cloud services is elevated by the increased use of data intensive applications, which necessitates the use of back-end cloud applications needed to store and analyse this data. Cost saving continues to be a key push factor for cloud with organisations reporting an average IT cost savings of 12% through the use of cloud computing services. In 2013, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), which together make up the Australian cloud computing market, generated revenues of $1.23 billion.

“We’re excited to kick-off our partnership with FAST.hit and thrilled to finally penetrate the Australian market, ” said Ruslan Synytsky, Jelastic CEO and Co-founder. “Customer demand for scalable, easy-to-deploy cloud solutions is on the rise, and we are seeing tremendous traction in Australia, where FAST.hit already has an impressive customer base and loyal developer following. Our alliance with FAST.hit further validates Jelastic’s ongoing commitment to deliver a superior Container-Based PaaS and IaaS solution in dynamic, high-growth technology regions, such as Australia, and Asia-Pacific.”

FAST.hit is a service-centric web hosting provider offering a full set of web hosting products to government, small businesses and enterprises since 2003. Partnership with Jelastic marks the company’s official entry into the Australian cloud computing market.

“We’ve considered a number of management tools for our cloud hosting product line. Jelastic is a clear winner for us and for our customers,” said Chris Bauer, FAST.hit’s Managing Director.

Jelastic cloud server technology is great because it allows customers to manage complex application environments including the full web and data tier. Unlike maintaining traditional virtual servers, customers don’t need the server administration skills and time investment to maintain a secure cloud.

“Since the term cloud computing was first used, it became surrounded by clouds of mystery and uncertainty. Jelastic casts those clouds away, exposing the cloud computing, and in our case cloud server hosting, in the most transparent and easy-to-manage way. With Jelastic, FAST.hit is able to bring cloud servers to mainstream users here in Australia,” said Bauer.
Jelastic’s proven technology is deployed by over 150,000 developers and more than 50 private and public cloud providers around the world.

From the beginning Jelastic has been the pioneer PaaS using containers virtualization technology for application deployment/lifecycle management/scalability and ZERO CC. In addition, Jelastic provides unique vertical scaling for all application containers with load spikes and variable loads in general. The granular vertical scaling provides the ability to scale up and down stateful apps, legacy apps and apps that were not designed for horizontal scaling, resulting in transparent pricing for end customers.

Jelastic supports popular programming languages such as Java, PHP, Ruby, Node.js, Python and .NET and provides the maximum application density, the fastest deployment model and the easiest management for private, public and hybrid clouds, all while retaining the flexibility to customize infrastructure and application configurations. A wide choice of software stacks by default, plus Docker and Cartridges templates, plugins for Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans IDEs and other technologies integrated inside make Jelastic a turnkey cloud with a complex solution.

About FAST.hit

Fast Hit Pty Ltd (trading as FAST.hit Web Hosting) is a privately owned web hosting company based in Perth, Western Australia. It provides a full range business web hosting services to customers in Australia and Asia-Pacific countries. The company operates a state-of-the-art network infrastructure from data centers in Perth, Western Australia and Sydney, New South Wales. It currently offers managed hosting, network outsourcing, cloud servers and data center space.

For more information please visit www.fasthit.net.au and our social network profiles at www.facebook.com/fasthitwebhosting andtwitter.com/fasthit

About Jelastic

Jelastic provides a turnkey Private, Public and Hybrid cloud platform that brings together unlimited PaaS ease of use and container-based IaaS flexibility. Jelastic supports popular programming languages such as Java, PHP, Ruby, Node.js, Python and .NET and provides the maximum application density, the fastest deployment model without coding to proprietary APIs and the easiest management for cloud solutions, while driving down TCO and increasing agility. Jelastic is a venture-backed enterprise software company that enables hosting service providers, systems integrators, enterprises and OEMs to unleash the full potential of the cloud to generate superior ROI and efficiencies.

For more information visit us at www.jelastic.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Jelastic, and Like Us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/jelastic

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