Java cloud platform provider Jelastic announced on Monday that its US web hosting partner, ServInt, has updated to Jelastic v1.9. This update comes nearly a year after ServInt began offering Jelastic’s cloud platform.
According to a Facebook post by Jelastic CEO Ruslan Synytsky, the “signficant” update has been introduced at ServInt, along with a “revolutionary pricing model which was designed exactly for production applications and for big scaling.”
Synytsky says Jelastic added discounts for reserved resources and for the volume of usage so developers can host production apps at a “fair price.”
Jelastic describes the updated pricing system in its release notes for v1.9. According to Jelastic, hybrid pricing is a combination of two pricing types when two cloudlet limits can be made at the same time.
“The first limitation is a reserved amount of resources. The payment for reserved cloudlets does not depend on the amount of actually consumed resources. It depends on the first stated cloudlet limit. That means that you are going to pay for the stated amount of cloudlets each hour even if the environment consumes less,” Jelastic says. “The second limitation is a dynamic amount of resources. That means that the first limit can be outsteped for the environment to be able to consume more resources but all extra cloudlets are going to be charged due to another tariff. At the same time instances are scaled automatically up and down, so you only pay for what is actually consumed over reserved amount.”
Aside from an updated pricing system, Jelastic v1.9 new features include FTP support, TomEE and MariaDB 10 support, caching in NGINX, and PBA integration.
Jelastic distributes its PaaS through a number of web hosting providers around the world. Last month, Jelastic launched commercially in Brazil through a partnership with web hosting provider Websolute. The model helps web hosts compte with PaaS players like Heroku and Google, and differentiate from other hosting providers through a regionally exclusive agreement.
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