Starting from Stark 5.2 Release, Jelastic PaaS has restructured its container-based architecture by packaging infrastructure components using Docker standard. This change would accelerate time to market of demanded features, ease the process of platform installation and upgrades to new versions, as well as improve efficiency of server resource utilization.
Now all the infrastructure components are packaged as standardized image templates inside separate isolated containers that would enable faster and easier installation of the platform. Also, this shift is a last step to the platform self-upgrade functionality that would accelerate time-to-market of new platform versions and provide more control over the upgrade process to hosting providers and private cloud customers.
“The best way to perfect the product is to use the same tools for own needs,” said Ruslan Synytsky, CEO of Jelastic. “With the recent release, we’ve got a possibility to polish the integration with the most popular container packaging standard. Usage of unified templates for our own infrastructure helps to speed up delivery of new versions to productions worldwide, as well as to even deeper understand the needs of developers that already come over to containers side.”
Current Jelastic partners and clients already start benefiting from accelerated process of platform upgrades. It became possible due to the usage of the pre-configured component templates, separately stored database and custom settings located in a distributed key-value store.
The Jelastic PaaS platform provides certified containers for Java, PHP, Ruby, Node.js, Python and .NET and the ability to use custom Docker containers. Jelastic offers “agile” deployment models without coding to proprietary APIs, flexible automatic scaling for stateless and stateful applications, collaboration, access control, monitoring, backup and disaster recovery, built-in billing, and business analytics tools.