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“Jelastic Has Everything That Hosting Companies Need to Offer PaaS”- Dmitry Sotnikov, Jelastic

Java, the most widely used enterprise and e-Commerce language used in corporate computing, was specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It has, throughout its nearly two decades of worldwide usage, remained close to the “write once, run anywhere” (WORA) ideal that Sun Microsystems so ambitiously put across when it was first released in 1995. However, its efficiency has been tested of late with the advent of cloud computing. Not designed for applications to run in the cloud, Java does not support multitenant virtualized and cloud computing configurations natively. Java applications don’t scale well in the cloud, which creates a roadblock for enterprises and SMBs who need to rapidly adjust their IT resources to meet the fluctuating busin...

Developers Can Now Fork Their Own Applications With The Newly Introduced Heroku Fork

Heroku today introduced Heroku Fork, that let’s developers fork their own applications and the applications they’re collaborating on. The basic information about the new product is available in this write-up and a detailed version of the same is available in this article by the Heroku team. The news comes a month after Heroku made Heroku Platform API available in Beta. Heroku Fork lets developers create unique, running instances of existing applications from the command line. These instances are live and available on Heroku immediately so developers can change, scale and share them  however they want. Developers need to have the  Heroku Toolbelt installed to use this feature. They can fork an existing application by running the following command: $ heroku fork -a sourceapp targ...

Heroku Platform API Now Available in Public Beta

Heroku Platform API is now available in Beta, announced the Cloud application platform provider yesterday. The Platform API is derived from the same command-and-control API Heroku uses internally and hence allows developers to extend its cloud platform to third party applications and services. The new platform API can be used to: Build mobile apps that control Heroku from smartphones and tablets; Combine Heroku with other services and integrating with developer tools; Automate custom workflows with programmatic integration to Heroku. Developers can now  automate, extend and combine Heroku with other services. They can also use the platform API to perform tasks that could previously only be accomplished with Heroku toolbelt or dashboard, like provisioning  add-ons, scaling and adding config...

Jelastic Hosting Partners Guarantee Tech Support Performance

The need for tech support SLAs is one of the top demands we’ve been hearing from customers. We´re delighted to see our partners at the cutting edge of the hosting industry in offering such competitive policies. –Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic. Two hosting partners of Jelastic Inc., provider of the ultra scalable and interoperable Java and PHP cloud hosting platform of the same name, have begun formally guaranteeing the performance of their tech support operations. The partners, dogado Internet GmBH of Germany and Layershift Limited of the U.K., have introduced Service Level Agreements (SLAs) guaranteeing prompt technical support response times. These policies represent a sharp improvement over the current status quo in the cloud hosting industry. The news comes a week after Jelastic ...

Security Vulnerability Found in the RubyonRails framework, Heroku Applications Affected

A serious security vulnerability was  found today in the Ruby on Rails framework. This exploit affected nearly all applications running Rails including  Heroku’s. Ruby on Rails issued prompt warning  and announced  that the releases 3.2.11, 3.1.10, 3.0.19, and 2.3.15 contained  two extremely critical security fixes. The aforementioned  Rails versions were immediately  patched and deemed safe from this exploit. The users were advised to upgrade their version promptly, failing which an attacker could potentially gain access to their application, its data, and run arbitrary code or commands. If you’re one of the concerned users, please check the patched versions below (deemed safe from exploit)  and upgrade immediately. Changes in 3.2.11 Changes in 3.1.10 Changes in 3.0.19 Changes...

Heroku Fixes Password Security Issue

Heroku has resolved  a security vulnerability it was alerted to in December that would allow an attacker to change the password of a pre-existing user account and thus gain control of it. Web security has been a vital issue for the industry as recently EdgeWebHosting partnered with DuoSecutiry to secure remote access by enabling two-factor authentication and SingleHop launched an automated security service for dedicated cloud servers. On December 19, 2012, security researcher Stephen Sclafani notified Heroku of an issue in their  account creation system. Using a maliciously-crafted HTTP request, an attacker could change the password of a pre-existing Heroku user account, and thus gain control of it. This attack would not disclose the pre-existing password to the attacker. Instead of persec...

Amazon Recovers from Cloud Computing Service Outage That Affected Netflix and Heroku

Amazon Web Services has now  recovered from the latest major outage for cloud computing service, that spanned Christmas eve and  affected large customers, including Netflix and Heroku. We reported the news yesterday and provided constant updates as NetFlix’s Customer care tried to solve the issue . This was the second AWS-related outage in six months for Netflix, one of Amazon’s most sophisticated customers, which noted on its Twitter feed that it was “terrible timing.” The streaming video service gradually restored service to different devices throughout the night, but it wasn’t until 9 a.m. Pacific on Christmas morning – more than 19 hours after the incident began – that Netflix reported full recovery.   The problems , it seems, was with Amazon’s Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) service...

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