Blacknight Introduces Jelastic, A Developer’s Dream

The zero code change PaaS is the latest tool offered by Ireland’s leading hosting company.

Blacknight, Ireland's leading hosting provider, has launched their Jelastic powered next generation cloud platform. The cloud hosting platform is designed for developers and offers a true "zero code change" PaaS solution.

Blacknight announce the addition of Jelastic, the developer’s dream platform, to their suite of services.

Jelastic is the only zero code change PaaS that frees developers from coding to proprietary APIs. Any application can be supported in Jelastic with no complex APIs to code to with no changes required for cross platform deployment. Both new and legacy applications can be migrated to the cloud in minutes.

What this means is that Jelastic basically allows developers to deploy applications in seconds without making any code changes; users may simply upload and go. Jelastic also offers Enterprise-class availability and isolated containers mean that failures do not affect other environments. Provided database replication and horizontal scalability ensure the highest availability.

Because Jelastic offers unique, fully elastic scalability, users save up to 73% over other solutions as they only pay for resources used, not chunks of resources reserved. “Our new Jelastic powered cloud will help give Irish and European developers the flexibility and control they want without the dangers of unexpected overages,” states Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon. “With over 20 thousand attendees at the recent Web Summit in Dublin we know that Ireland is a popular location for digital startups, so now we’re able to offer a hosting solution to meet their needs.”

Blacknight chose to offer Jelastic over competing services because it combines best of breed technology with a truly unique platform allowing their customers to work faster and smarter. Also, Blacknight operates all of their hosted services through their in-house, green, data centre. Because the data centre is located locally, in Ireland, Blacknight’s hosted services are not subject to the privacy concerns that other hosting services with data centres in the United States may be beholden.

Blacknight CTO Paul Kelly, explains “We are very excited to provide a solution for developers to build scalable web apps for their customers and know what their minimum and maximum spend will be, i.e. they control how scalable the app is, from 1 ‘cloudlet’ to 16 ‘cloudlet’s. Users can deploy on Java (Multiple Java installs), PHP (multiple versions), Ruby (multiple versions), Node.js, and Python (multiple versions).Jelastic also scales up and out so you can increase the number of cloudlets that an individual instance has, or you can create more instances if, say, the first instance is busy for an interval.”

Blacknight customers can begin deploying Jelastic today.

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About Blacknight

Blacknight ( are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting services and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte. Fibre broadband services for both business and domestic users are also available throughout most of Ireland.

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