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Industry "Cloud computing
Founded 2010; 8 years ago (2010)
Founder Ruslan Synytskyy (CEO)
Constantin Alexandrov
Alexey Skutin
Headquarters "Palo Alto, California
Products Cloud Hosting, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Web Hosting,

Jelastic (short for Java Elastic) is a company that sells "cloud computing services. Originally based in "Ukraine, the company’s headquarters are in "Palo Alto, California.[1]



In 2010, Ruslan Synytskyy, Constantin Alexandrov, and Alexey Skutin founded Hivext Technologies (parent company of Jelastic). The three were working together on a project remotely, on "web hosting and "system administrative tasks. "Runa Capital provided $500,000 in "seed funding.[2] In late 2011, Jelastic announced testing of their service for "Java programming language applications, and opened an office in "Palo Alto, California.[3][4]

Jelastic closed a "venture capital funding round in April 2012 of $2 million from Almaz Capital Partners and Foresight Ventures.[5] In July of that year, Jelastic received a $1 million grant from the Skolkovo Foundation. As part of the grant, Jelastic set up an office in the "Skolkovo Innovation Center in "Moscow.[2] Around this time, the company was often mentioned in lists of Russian start-up companies, such as one by the "Moscow Times,[6][7][1] and by "Oracle Corporation for using Java.[8]

In February 2013, the company added PHP cloud hosting to their service options.[4] In March 2013, Jelastic updated its pricing model: customers get discounts for buying larger blocks of resources and pay only for what they use.[9] It also announced support for "Apache TomEE server software.[10]

In September 2013, Jelastic announced funding from Maxfield Capital.[11][12] At the same time, John E. Derrick became chief executive, replacing founder Synytskyy who became chief technical officer.[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 March 2015, Jelastic released support for production ready "Docker Containers and ".NET/Windows on top of "Parallels Containers virtualization for Windows applications support.


Programming languages supported are "Java, "Ruby, and "Python, along with technologies "PHP, "Node.js, the ".NET Framework, "OpenShift Cartridges and "Docker Containers. It has international hosting partners and "data centers.[15] The company can add "memory, "CPU and disk space to meet customer needs.[9] The main competitors of Jelastic are "Google App Engine, "Amazon Elastic Beanstalk, "Heroku, and "Cloud Foundry.[16] 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.[17]

In May 2013, Jelastic announced integration with NetBeans IDE.[18] Two weeks later, they launched Jelastic PaaS 1.9.1, which included the latest versions of the software stacks (including PostgreSQL 9.2.4).[19] In September 2014, "Node.js support was added.[20]

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

In March 2015, Jelastic released support for Docker Containers and ".NET/Windows on top of "Parallels Containers virtualization for Windows applications support.[23]

Advisers include the creator of PHP "Rasmus Lerdorf,[24] the father of Java "James Gosling and Brazilian Java programmer "Bruno Souza (programmer),[25] "Serguei Beloussov, the founder of "Parallels, Inc., Soeren von Varchmin and "Mark Zbikowski.[26]

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  1. ^ a b Jennifer L. Schenker (May 29, 2012). "Top 25 Hottest Russian Start-ups". Informilo. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Natasha Starkell (April 25, 2012). "Ukrainian Java application deployment innovator Jelastic raises $2 million from Almaz Capital and Foresight Ventures". Goal Europe. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ Nicole Hendersen (November 7, 2011). "Java Cloud Platform Jelastic Opens US Operations in Palo Alto, California". The Whir. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Abel Avram (February 4, 2013). "Jelastic Adds PHP to Their Platform for Service Hosting Providers". InfoQ. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ Natasha Starkell (April 25, 2012). "Java Application Deployment Platform Jelastic Raises $2 Million from Russian Venture Funds". Tech Crunch. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Jelastic". Объявлены финалисты Премии "Стартап года" 2012. HSE Inc. November 2012. Archived from the original on November 27, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2017.  (in Russian)
  7. ^ Yakov Sadchikov (December 21, 2012). "Top 10 Russian Internet Companies in 2012". The Moscow Times. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  8. ^ Tori Wieldt (October 2, 2012). "Duke's Choice Award Ceremony". Blog. Oracle. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Justin Lee (March 20, 2013). "Jelastic Introduces Pricing Model with Autoscaling, Volume Discounts". The Whir. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  10. ^ Darryl K. Taft (March 14, 2013). "Jelastic PaaS Provides Apache TomEE Support". E Week. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  11. ^ "(Press Release) Jelastic Announces Additional Funding". PR Web. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  12. ^ Adrien Henni (September 10, 2013). "$100 million Russian fund Maxfield Capital invests in Java application hosting platform Jelastic". Ukraine Digital News. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Jelastic Appoints Technology Veteran John Derrick as CEO". Press Release. September 9, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  14. ^ "(Press Release) Jelastic launches full support for OpenShift cartridges". PR Web. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "Cloud Computing Comparison: PaaS Providers". Information Week. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  16. ^ Allan Tan (May 2012). "Choosing the Right Java Cloud Providers". Ideyatech. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  17. ^ Alex Williams (February 6, 2013). "Five Startups Show Their Connection To Parallels And Its Software Play In The Hosting World". Techcrunch. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  18. ^ Lee, Justin. "Jelastic Integrates Java and PHP Cloud Platform with NetBeans IDE". TheWhir. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  19. ^ Wunder, Julia. "Jelastic PaaS 1.9.1 Features CRON Scheduler, PostgreSQL 9.2.4 Support, NetBeans IDE Plugin and more". Daily Host News. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "(Press Release) Jelastic Expands Enterprise Cloud and Multi-Language PaaS Capabilities, Adds Node.js Support". PR Web. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  21. ^ Andrey Cheptsov (May 24, 2013). "Getting Started with Jelastic Cloud Platform in IntelliJ IDEA". JetBrains. 
  22. ^ Andrey Cheptsov (Nov 7, 2012). "Jelastic Plugin 1.0". 
  23. ^ "(Press Release) Jelastic launches support for production-ready Docker, .NET/Windows, environment export/import and websockets". Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "The Creator Of PHP Shows Jelastic Support, As Advisor". Cloud Tweeks. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  25. ^ "(Press Release) Java Rock Stars James Gosling and Bruno Souza Jump Aboard the Jelastic Train". PR Web. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  26. ^ "The Jelastic Leadership Team". 

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