This review will revolve around PaaS. Platform as a Service (PaaS) is among the 3 major layers that comprise cloud-based services and products. As a result, it plays an important role in how businesses introduce cloud services and how customers interact with them. Every now and then, you may be on the lookout for a cloud computing environment that is optimised for the rapid deployment and management of your software applications. It is important to find a service that provides an end to end PaaS platform which does not require any changes in the code or the way you have set up your technology stack. CloudJiffy, a Next-Generation online service provider that blends PaaS with containerization will be reviewed in this article. CloudJiffy has datacenter locations and offices around the world to service customers having visitors from the major continents of North America, Europe and Asia.
CloudJiffy is a multi-datacenter Self Managed cloud service having data centres in the United States, India, and Germany. The platform that is being provided is built on Jelastic technology which allows rapid deployment, automatic scaling, and clustering. You can host any application developed on major platforms such as PHP, Java, Go, Ruby, Node.js, Python, .NET core or Docker images with a few clicks. You also have a variety of Services with various versions and subversions so that you can host your application without making any changes to your code.
CloudJiffy has developed advanced solutions such as WordPress hosting with both clustered and standalone packages based upon NGINX or LiteSpeed (6x faster than Apache), High-availability Database & Storage Clustering and Verizon’s Content Delivery Network (CDN). This online platform is extremely efficient for businesses of any size, thanks to its pay-per-use pricing approach, flexible scalability, and reasonable pricing structure.
The other set of solutions that CloudJiffy provides are Jitsi, Rocket Chat, Magento Cluster, Kubernetes Cluster, various ecommerce solutions, office collaboration solution, Content management and Project management and Micro service solution all made available from their Marketplace in One-Click.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at their amazing set of features and everything else they got to offer-
CloudJiffy offers a one-of-a-kind method of automated scaling, with payments based on actual usage rather than on the size of the server infrastructure. As a result, there’s no need to reserve resources since the platform will automatically distribute them depending on the current demand and utilization of modest scaling steps. In contrast to the conventional approach, you may reserve just the bare minimum of resources and scale up to the maximum number of resources you will need. CloudJiffy will automatically assign or remove resources depending on the amount of traffic received and bill you purely on an hourly basis for those resources. Your application will benefit from the instant dynamic scaling of resources and charge on pay-as-you-consume pricing model. This helps you with saving costs that are otherwise spent on unused resources. On average they can help you reduce upto 70% of your hosting cost with this pricing strategy. For example, in a standard 16GB RAM instance your Average Actual Consumption would only be ~6GB as you have peak hours and non-peak hours, thus wasting ~10GB of RAM when you don’t use it. All this resource allocation can be done via an intuitive platform at a click of a few buttons. So it is easy and also conserves cost.
You get DevOps automation and instant deployment of applications without knowing the basics of code. Isn’t that amazing? An intuitive application topology builder, a deployment manager, easy access to log and configuration files, Access control, and interaction with CI/CD tools are all available via CloudJiffy’s dashboard. Using integrated plugins, archives, SVN, or GIT such as IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, Ant, Maven, or Eclipse, you can deploy PHP, Java, Go, Ruby, Node.js, Python, .NET core or Docker without making any code modifications. Using their Marketplace, you can quickly and easily install popular programmes like Magento, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, and others as stand-alone apps or as load-balanced HA-clusters. In addition to this, CloudJiffy has a fantastic capability for automatic scaling. It will automatically scale your containerized applications both horizontally and vertically, ensuring that you only pay for the resources that you need in your applications. There is no capacity planning and no resource waste.
When it comes to buying any kind of service from the internet, safety is among the most important considerations. It needs to be dependable and trustworthy in all circumstances. We’ve taken some time to do a thorough study on CloudJiffy’s security features and it has been determined after extensive study that CloudJiffy is excellent in terms of delivering a secure and stable platform to their clients, top-notch and round-the-clock technical assistance, as well as a 99.99% service uptime SLA across all locations.
They have set up a DDoS protected network in place which can identify an incoming DDoS attack and block that particular IP so that their genuine customer’s data is safe. As the platform is run on containers and does not need an operating system, the system is malware free and they have also set malware scanning activities at regular intervals to make sure you have a better and safer experience. They also provide an inbuilt software firewall with every instance so that you can customize the security as per your requirements(the settings are only applicable to your instance).
On top of all these they also take a DR backup of your instance and keep the backup for the last 7 days so in case of a disaster, your data is still safe.
CloudJiffy takes pride in offering premium customer support. You no longer have to worry about sorting out everything on your own. You don’t have to be some sort of a technical guru in order to optimize CloudJiffy’s services. I think they have one of the best support solutions I’ve ever witnessed. They have done a phenomenal job at making their users acquainted with the services by offering an extensive FAQ page and a blog dedicated solely to CloudJiffy’s services. In addition, you can reach their customer support through their ticketing system or call or chat or via emails 24×7.
- One-click Installation
- Pay-per-click basis
- 99% Uptime SLA
- DevOps Automation
- Affordable prices
- No code change required
- The platform has a simple UI but it might be a bit difficult to understand all its functions. I would recommend taking a demo with the team and they help you understand all the functionalities
Well, there you have it. A couple of days prior to writing this review I wasn’t even aware of CloudJiffy. After a reader of mine pointed out its name and asked me if I’ve tested CloudJiffy’s services, my curiosity was raised instantly. Just moments after checking them out, I was hooked. Suffice to say, it was everything I was looking for and more! You can check CloudJiffy out for yourself. Who knows, it might be just what you’re looking for. It has sure made my life a little better and I’m hoping CloudJiffy can be of tremendous help to my readers as well.