Multiple Environment Regions

This document is update based on Jelastic 3.3.1

Providing significant flexibility, Jelastic gives hosting service providers the possibility to aggregate various types of hardware within the confines of a single platform, which allows them to build versatile and complex cloud solutions. Being named environment regions, each of such hardware sets may have a different capacity, pricing and location, but is still orchestrated via a single infrastructure.

Despite the pretty simple concept, such an approach can bring a variety of advantages, allowing you to choose the most suitable hardware for your app’s hosting, based on:

  • geographical location - for getting a better response time and/or wide services’ distribution
  • quality & capacity - for adjusting the hosting conditions up to the current needs, e.g. cheaper hardware - for development and testing, a more superior one - for production
  • cost - for choosing the most affordable pricing policy based on the budget available

Herewith, alongside selecting the desired hardware set during a new environment creation, the already running project can be subsequently and easily moved to another location, within a few clicks if needed - see more details in the Migration between Environment Regions document.

In such a way, you receive impressive flexibility for the organization of your application’s lifecycle and its dissemination policy.

So, read the complete guidance on managing environment regions for your applications below and get the maximum efficiency of this significant feature - find out how to:

Select an Environment Region

In case you were granted access to multiple environment regions by your hosting provider, you can see the drop-down list with the available regions enumerated, that is present at all the corresponding dashboard dialog frames (i.e. which are intended to initiate creation of a new environment):

  • topology wizard

The only exception is the operation of cloning - in this case, a new environment is automatically created in the same hardware region. However, it can be easily moved to the desired location manually, with the help of the migration option.

Note:

  • the amount/names/descriptions/parameters of provided regions are defined by each particular hosting provider individually, thus they can vary at different Jelastic installations
  • upon selecting particular hardware, the environment domain (shown next to the field with its name) may also be changed, depending on a region’s settings

Choose any of the provided regions (it is recommended to find out the details on each of them beforehand) to automatically place your environment there. Once the creation is completed, you’ll see your new environment appeared at the dashboard being supplied with a special tiny icon, which corresponds to the one assigned for the chosen region:

Upon hovering over it, the appropriate region name will be displayed. In such a way, your environments can be quickly differentiated by the region/location they belong to.

View Details about Regions

In order to make the right choice according to your needs, we recommend to get acquainted with the specifics of each available region in advance. This can be done in the following ways:

  • every region is supplied with a short description right within the list

  • clicking on the last point, More details in the above list, in most cases, will redirect you to the Regions tab inside the Quotas & Pricing information window

    It is suggested that here the detailed info on the provided regions can be found, e.g. a general description with the list of supplied parameters and included features. However, depending on your hosting provider’s settings, this link can lead to a separate site page or document with the corresponding data provided.

  • in the next Pricing tab within the same frame, the details on the charged resources (RAM/CPU, Disk Space, Traffic and Options tabs) and licensing costs (the Software tab) for every region can be viewed - use the similar drop-down list at the top of the frame to switch between them:


If more information on a particular region is required, please contact your hosting provider to get the appropriate assistance. And in case you’ve discovered some other location suits your application more, you can easily migrate it and benefit from the new conditions.