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Industry Cloud Computing
Founded 2010
Founder Ruslan Synytskyy (CEO)
Constantin Alexandrov
Alexey Skutin
Headquarters Palo Alto, California
Products Web Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Platform-as-Infrastructure, Paas, IaaS

Jelastic (acronym for Java Elastic) is a Platform-as-Infrastructure (PAI) cloud computing service combining PaaS and Infrastructure-as-a-Service within a single platform that provides networks, servers, and storage solutions to software development clients, enterprise businesses, OEMs and web hosting providers.[1][2] The company has developed technologies for moving Java, Node.js, Ruby, Python and PHP-based applications onto the cloud.[1][2][3][4] Originally based in Ukraine, the company’s headquarters are now in Palo Alto, California.[5]


In 2010, Ruslan Synytskyy, Constantin Alexandrov, and Alexey Skutin founded Hivext Technologies (parent company of Jelastic).[6] The three were working together on a project remotely, but found they were spending large amounts of time on hosting and system administrative tasks.[6] In late 2010, they began working full-time developing tools for simplifying and automating application deployment and hosting.[6]

In 2011, Jelastic launched as a PaaS provider for Java applications.[7] In 2013, the company added PHP cloud hosting to their service options.[7] Jelastic has data centers and hosting partners worldwide.[4]

Jelastic's main headquarters are located in Palo Alto, California.

The definition of Platform-as-Infrastructure is a product that delivers all of the ease-of-use of PaaS with the configurability and flexibility of IaaS.[8]

According to ex company chief operating officer, Dmitry Sotnikov, Jelastic’s approach to the PaaS market is similar to Android’s approach to the mobile phone OS market.[7] Instead of making their platform proprietary and monopolized, the company partners with many hosting providers.[7] These providers include Elastx, Websolute, Layershift, Host Europe, Dogado, Innofield, Planeetta,, ServInt,, Neohost, Locaweb, Lunacloud, and others.[9]

In March 2013, Jelastic updated its pricing model to make scalability affordable.[10] Customers get automatic discounts for buying larger blocks of resources and pay only for what they use. Jelastic offers a cloud-based solutions that accommodate requirements and have the ability to scale on demand.[10] In March 2013, in response to customer requests, Jelastic announced support for the Apache TomEE server stack.[11]

In September 2013 Jelastic appointed John E. Derrick as their CEO and Founder Ruslan Synytskyy as the company's CTO.[12]

In November 2013 Jelastic unveiled the industry's first Platform-as-Infrastructure Solution for Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds [13]

In April 2014 Jelastic released support for OpenShift cartridges. Jelastic released a list of supported cartridges, but also the option for users to build their own [14]


In 2010, Runa Capital provided $500,000 in seed funding to Jelastic. Jelastic then closed a Series A funding round in 2012 of $2 Million from Almaz Capital Partners and Foresight Ventures. Later that year in July, Jelastic received a $1 Million grant from the Skolkovo Foundation for the development of its private cloud offering.[15] As part of the grant, Jelastic set up an office in the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Moscow, also known as the Russian Silicon Valley.[15]

In September 2013, Jelastic announced additional funding had been acquired from Maxfield Capital, a venture capital company focused on early stage and seed investments.[16]


Jelastic is a Platform-as-Infrastructure provider of Java and PHP hosting.[7] It has international hosting partners and data centers.[4] The company can add memory, CPU and disk space to meet customer needs.[10] The main competitors of Jelastic are Google App Engine, Amazon Elastic Beanstalk, Heroku, and Cloud Foundry.[17] Jelastic is unique in that it does not have limitations or code change requirements, and it offers automated vertical scaling, application lifecycle management, and availability from multiple hosting providers around the world.[18]

In May 2013, Jelastic announced a new plugin for integration with NetBeans IDE.[19] Two weeks later, the company launched Jelastic PaaS 1.9.1, which included the latest versions of the software stacks (including PostgreSQL 9.2.4).[20]

Other supported plugins are IntelliJ IDEA[21] and Eclipse.[22]

August 14, 2013, Jelastic version 1.9.2 was released and included FTP and FTPS access to database servers, the ability to deploy PHP projects from GIT repository with submodules/dependencies added and PHP version 5.5.[16]

September 30, 2013, the Jelastic Mobile App was released and included functions such as viewing and monitoring environments and viewing current status and resource consumption in Jelastic.[23]

November 2013 Jelastic announced a partnership with Redhat on Openshift to drive standardization of PaaS cartridges[24]

April 2014 was first Paas provider to add OpenShift Cartridge support[25]

June 2014 added Ruby (programming language) support[26]

July 2014 opened Marketplace with one-click installations of popular apps[27]

September 2014 added Node.js support[28]

October 2014 released version 2.5 with multi nodes scaling on all middleware layers, automatic horizontal scaling of app servers, and a complete redesign of the Marketplace[29]

December 2014 announced Docker (software) integration[30]

Supported development platforms[edit]

Web hosting partners[edit]

Jelastic is deployed from multiple data centers world-wide[31] and was launched in the US by ServInt and, in Germany by dogado & Host Europe, in Finland by Planeetta, in Brazil by Websolute, Locaweb,[32] and HostDime in Russia, in Sweden by Elastx, in Switzerland by Innofield, in Ukraine by Neohost, in France by Lunacloud and Magic Online, in Romania by Star Vault, in Belarus by MyCloud, in Malaysia by SkaliCloud+, FAST.hit in Australia,[33] Luxembourg Web Services in Luxembourg,[34] in the Netherlands by and Hostnet, in Kazakhstan by and in UK by Layershift.[6]


Advisers to the Jelastic team include the creator of PHP Rasmus Lerdorf,[35] the father of Java James Gosling and Brazilian JavaMan Bruno Souza (programmer),[36] Serguei Beloussov, the founder of Parallels, Inc., Dmitry Chikhachev, Soeren von Varchmin and Mark Zbikowski who spearheaded efforts in MS-DOS and contributed to OS/2, Windows NT and Cairo.[37]

Other partners include Michael "Monty" Widenius, the founder of MySQL and MariaDB, the founder of NGINX, Igor Sysoev; and David Blevins, the founder of Apache TomEE, OpenEJB and Geronimo Projects.[37]

Awards and recognition[edit]

After its launch, technology news site Informilo named Jelastic on its list of the Top 25 Hottest Russian Startups. To identify these companies Informilo asked investors in Moscow, London, New York, Boston and Silicon Valley to nominate and vote on companies outside of their own portfolios.[5]

Jelastic won a Duke’s Choice Award, which celebrates extreme innovation in the world of Java technology. Jelastic won the highest prize from Oracle - The Technology Leader Award.[3]

Venture Village named Jelastic as one of the Top 10 Russian Internet Startups in March 2012.[38]

In December 2012, The Moscow Times named Jelastic one of the Top 10 Russian Internet Companies.Jelastic has won several industry awards, such as the Duke’s Choice Award, among others.[39]

November 2013 Jelastic was named as a finalist in the UP-START Cloud Awards.[40]

See also[edit]


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