Jelastic Onboard Early with Jakarta EE Cloud Support

Cloud hosting platform provider Jelastic announced full compatibility of its Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with the Eclipse Jakarta EE 9 specifications, released this week. This is the release that moves enterprise Java fully from the javax.* namespace to the jakarta.* namespace. Jelastic was the first cloud platform provider to make this release available for their customers across a wide network of distributed hosting service providers.

"Jelastic is the first and only cloud vendor to answer our call-to-action to support the new jakarta.* namespace," said David Blevins, Tomitribe founder and CEO, in a statement, "including both Tomcat 10 and TomEE 9 milestones by the Jakarta EE 9 release date. If we want Java-based standards to continue to exist in our industry, we need all cloud platforms to follow their example and collaborate with implementors to ensure that Jakarta EE thrives," said David Blevins, Tomitribe founder and CEO.

Both Tomitribe and Jelastic are members of the Eclipse Foundation's Jakarta EE Working Group.

For the last several months, the Jelastic PaaS team has been integrating Jakarta EE 9 within the cloud platform. The certified container images with the following software stacks have been updated and are now available for Jelastic customers across more than 100 data centers:

•        TomEE
•        GlassFish
•        WildFly
•        Jetty

The company plans to add support for Payara and Open Liberty compliant with Jakarta EE 9 early in 2021.

The release of Jakarta EE 9 gives enterprises and developers a truly open platform for establishing standardized enterprise applications in Java that serve as a foundation for future innovations. The Jelastic PaaS was designed to provide a way to create environments with new Jakarta EE 9-based app servers for deep testing, compatibility checks ,and running live production environments. "It's also possible now to redeploy existing containers with old versions to the newest ones in order to reduce the necessary migration efforts, and to expedite adoption of cutting-edge cloud native tools and products," the company said.

"The Jakarta EE project is constantly introducing new improvements and we are committed to instantly implementing these updates via Jelastic PaaS across a network of service providers to meet the needs of the Java community," said Ruslan Synytsky, Jelastic CEO and co-founder, in a statement. "This namespace migration will open the doors to the upcoming features, enhancements and other major updates we can expect going forward. Jelastic's fast adoption of these changes will make this functionality cloud-friendly, scalable and easily available to our extensive global user community."

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