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: