Newly-added Node.js support in Jelastic 2.4 will help software developers make fewer code changes when deploying new or existing applications to the cloud, according to Ruslan Synytsky, CTO of Jelastic Inc. Jelastic 2.4, released on Sept. 30 at JavaOne 2014, is a platform-as-infrastructure (PaI) cloud offering that promises IaaS flexibility and PaaS ease of use for developers. He described Jelastic 2.4's new capabilities in the accompanying video.
Node.js broadens Jelastic's multi-language roster, which includes Java, PHP, Ruby and Python, said Synytsky. With Node.js capabilities, developers can deploy applications from Git or SVN, as well as from tar, tar.gz and bar.bz2 zip packages across many nodes. After deployment, Jelastic automates dependencies analysis and installation. At JavaOne, Synytsky revealed that .NET support is coming soon.
Jelastic's PaI model brings great flexibility in configuration and management of various types of cloud, said Synytsky. The PaaS side of Jelastic Cloud enables rapid application development and deployment, without coding to proprietary APIs. Providing PaaS integration with IaaS, Jelastic puts the application in scalable, high-availability environments. Cloud IT administrators use one management console to control cloud services, while developers can configure their own application environments using a drag-and-drop dashboard. Also, he said, Jelastic's use of isolated containers keeps failures isolated from other environments.
Jelastic 2.4 can be deployed in cloud, on-premises and hosted environments. Pricing for Jelastic Virtual Private Cloud is $150 per server and includes 24/7 technical support. Other options include clusters of three or five-or-more servers. Beyond that, pricing varies by situation for developers and hosting providers.