Jelastic Becomes First PaaS Provider to Support Key ISV Software Using OpenShift Cartridge Standard

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Pluggable Cartridge model provides ISVs with rapid access to multiple PaaS platforms

Today we announced support for multiple ISV software packages in Jelastic’s products for enterprises, hosting service providers and developers. This support is achieved using OpenShift by Red Hat’s pluggable Cartridge standard, allowing those developers to build application interfaces only once, instead of multiple times for each PaaS/platform, and immediately achieve support for OpenShift PaaS and Jelastic Platform-as-Infrastructure.

Below is an excerpt of the press release.

Last November, Jelastic announced a collaboration with Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, on OpenShift to drive the global standardization of pluggable Cartridges for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).  As a result of that collaboration, Jelastic has added support for OpenShift’s Cartridge model to 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.

The first vendor applications to be supported by Jelastic using the OpenShift Cartridge model are:

  • Neo4j Server: a highly scalable, robust native graph database
  • Redis: an open source, BSSD licensed, advanced key-value store
  • Apache Cassandra: a scalable and highly-available database
  • Jetty: A web server providing an HTTP server and Servlet container

“OpenShift’s collaboration with Jelastic on the pluggable Cartridge standard demonstrates the power of the open source community to drive significant efficiencies and benefits for an ecosystem of developers, ISVs and enterprise customers,” said Julio Tapia, director, OpenShift Ecosystem, Red Hat. “This announcement demonstrates that ISVs can now code once for multiple PaaS platforms to rapidly address a larger market, simply by adopting the Openshift pluggable Cartridge format.”

The full release can be viewed here.

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