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Jelastic: A Comprehensive Cloud Services Platform

In an interview with Insights Success, the CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, Ruslan Synytsky, shares his insights of looking beyond and keeping a rich set of plans. Jelastic builds its roadmap based on the needs of its clients and serves them accordingly. Along with its cohesive team, it is committed to follow the rule of using its own in-house implementation.
Below are highlights from the interview conducted between Ruslan Synytsky and Insights Success:
Give a brief overview of the company, its vision.
Jelastic Company provides a Multi-Cloud DevOps PaaS for ISVs, telcos, service providers and enterprises needing to speed up development, reduce cost of IT infrastructure, improve uptime and security while automating routine and complex tasks.
What inspired Jelastic Corporation to enter into The Most Disruptive Private Companies in 2018?
We’re sure that we offer a high-quality product and are proud of that. By entering The Most Disruptive Private Companies in 2018, we’d like to spread the word about our offering, the gained technological and business results.
What are the cutting-edge products/services offered by Jelastic Corporation?
Jelastic platform automates creation, scaling, clustering and security updates of cloud-native and legacy applications. Jelastic has a unique pay-as-you-use pricing model and is available as public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud in about 60 data centers of certified Jelastic hosting partners worldwide. Jelastic ability to work in any data center provided by the top clouds like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud makes the multi-cloud offer very advanced in terms of locations and interoperability across the decentralized network of cloud vendors. The platform supports Java, PHP, Ruby, Node.js, Python, .NET, Go environments, as well as Docker containers and Kubernetes clusters.
What strategies has Jelastic Corporation undertaken to stay ahead of the competition?
Throughout the development of our PaaS solution, we witnessed increasing interest in container technology and multi-cloud availability. And some of our initial architectural decisions made it easy for us to keep up with the modern trends:

  • From the very start, we built Jelastic on top of Virtuozzo containers, so when Docker technology evolved, we already had substantial expertise in this sphere and smoothly integrated this standard into the platform.
  • Initially, Jelastic was created as a platform for service providers to offer public cloud and managed services around it. But considering that it could be easily installed on bare metal or any IaaS, we coped to launch private and hybrid cloud options rather fast. Afterward, some technical adjustments and partnership with globally known cloud vendors helped us to provide a multi-cloud implementation

Describe the experiences, achievements or lessons learnt that has shaped the journey of the company.
The initial prototype of the Jelastic PaaS was built for own internal needs trying to solve the waste of human resources on the configuration of application servers and databases, ongoing maintenance of the infrastructure, security updates, and of course, architecture modernization when the project is growing, for example, going from standalone to a cluster mode. Then we figured out that there is a high demand for such a solution among other developers.
From that time, we have two rules – to use our product internally where it is possible and to build a roadmap of future enhancements based on the requests from customers. In such a way we can track real needs and keep meeting demand.
Where does Jelastic Corporation sees itself in the long run and what are its future goals?
As usual, Jelastic has a rich set of plans. Currently, we are actively working on enhancing and spreading scalable and clustered packages for businesses. In addition, we are working on self-deployment of the lightweight version of Jelastic PaaS. As a result, customers will be able to install the platform automatically on the hardware or the cloud of their choice. Among the first implementations, there will be installations on top of Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Digital Ocean.
In the long run, we plan to grow our partner network of service providers covering new locations and markets, as well as to go deeper into the enterprise market with our private and multi-cloud solutions.
About The Leader
Ruslan Synytsky is not only the CEO of Jelastic but also one of its creators, as he has designed its core technology. He takes an active part in both business and technical aspects. Ruslan is an expert in large-scale distributed applications and enterprise platforms. Currently, he is focusing on development of cutting-edge cloud solutions and business partnership around it.
Testimonials from Jelastic’s Clients
“With Jelastic we complement our services, skills, and the data center environment. We bring world-class, globally tested and highly effective concepts to our customers. This partnership supports our strategy in growing and expanding our international footprint” – Ilmari Vallo, the CEO of DataCenter, Finland
“Jelastic thrives on flexibility for partners and customers offering wide choice of programming languages, Docker containers orchestration, datacenter distribution of workloads within hybrid cloud, and automation of the main DevOps processes. Jelastic has rich container adoption and high level of DevOps automation. Partners liked Jelastic’s ease of self-provisioning and worldwide support.” – IDC article
“We are very satisfied with the overall deployment of Jelastic. The benefits that we realized are highly available environments, clustering, and failover coverage.”- Ted Kleczko, IT & Ecommerce Manager at Miele, USA.
Source: The Most Disruptive Private Companies in 2018