Jelastic Teams with OpenShift to Drive Standardization of PaaS Cartridges

November 19, 2013 by  

Web Hosting Services – Jelastic, Inc., provider of the industry´s first Platform-as-Infrastructure solution, today announced a collaboration with OpenShift, the Platform-as-a-Service offering from Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world´s leading provider of open source solutions, to drive the global standardization of pluggable cartridges for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). As part of the collaboration, Jelastic will add support for OpenShift´s cartridge model with its Platform-as-Infrastructure offering – making it easier for independent software vendors (ISVs) to offer core services in multiple platforms and for a wider array of cloud ecosystems and marketplaces.

Cartridges are an advanced packaging format that enable ISVs and end-users to integrate their own middleware, databases and services into the platform and make them available to PaaS developers building applications. OpenShift cartridges, the open standard for technology packaging and deployment offered by OpenShift and supported by Jelastic, reduce the need for companies to repackage their technology for different cloud platforms, making it easier and quicker to offer their solutions to PaaS users and developers.

“Cartridge standardization is an essential element for next-generation cloud infrastructures and enables ISVs to focus on providing real value to customers – instead of spending resources coding for multiple platforms – resulting in a broader choice of tools and applications,” said John Derrick, Jelastic CEO. “With Jelastic´s Platform-as-Infrastructure solution, we are committed to unleashing the full potential of the private, public and hybrid cloud – without limits. Our collaboration with Red Hat´s OpenShift demonstrates a firm commitment to dramatically simplifying the deployment and management of cloud-based applications and driving increased value for our customers worldwide.”

ISVs want to offer customers the broadest possible access to their technologies and services, but the costs of achieving this in a variety of public and private cloud environments can present a significant barrier to entry. This cartridge specification, used by both OpenShift by Red Hat and Jelastic´s Platform-as-Infrastructure, will enable ISVs to rapidly and seamlessly offer their services to a broader array of enterprise customers and leading-edge cloud users.

“Today´s ISVs want to bring their technologies, services and middleware to the cloud as quickly and easily as possible, without spending valuable time and resources re-creating the wheel each time they move to new environments,” said Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud and OpenShift, Red Hat. “OpenShift´s collaboration with Jelastic demonstrates Red Hat´s leadership in PaaS, and serves as a major milestone in cartridge standardization – bringing choice and critical open standards to our partners as they move to an open hybrid cloud.”

Jelastic´s Platform-as-Infrastructure drives new efficiencies for enterprises, hosting service providers and OEMs by bringing together the flexibility of IaaS and the ease of use of PaaS, without limitations. Jelastic achieves significant deployment, management and operational savings by delivering a turnkey cloud platform that can be deployed in private, public or hybrid environments for a fraction of the cost of most existing virtualization solutions. For developers, Jelastic provides one-click deployment and automatic scalability of Java, PHP and Ruby applications without the need to code to proprietary APIs.

Jelastic will provide support for OpenShift cartridges starting in Q1 2014.

About Jelastic
Jelastic, Inc., provides enterprise software that is re-defining the economics of cloud deployment and management. Jelastic has delivered the industry´s first Platform-as-Infrastructure solution, combining the flexibility of IaaS and the ease of use of PaaS within a single platform for a fraction of the cost of existing virtualized environments. Jelastic is a venture-backed enterprise software company headquartered in San Mateo, California that enables enterprises, OEMs and hosting service providers to unleash the full potential of the cloud to generate superior ROI and efficiencies. For more information or to start a free, two-week trial, visit us at

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