Cloudlets have been introduced as a resource unit for Jelastic Cloud platform- to simplify the billing and enable true pay-per-use pricing model. The unit combines RAM & CPU Usage. One Cloudlet equals 128MB of RAM and 200MHz of CPU power.
All resources are billed on an hourly basis, so if your usage varies on hourly basis you can achieve significant cost savings, compared to other hosting packages with fixed pricing and resources.
How does it work?
Among many benefits of the Jelastic platform is the ability to automatically scale server resources for you – based entirely on application demand.
Cloudlets are the base of this mechanism - as they are added instantly when you need them, and removed as soon as you’re done with them. This helps you to cope with unexpected surges in demand, without any pre-planning or special coding.
As our billing is hourly based, you only pay for those additional resources (cloudlets) for the limited amount of time that you need them. This eliminates the need to upgrade your entire hosting package just to be ready to cope with potential sudden spike in demand.
Bringing cost effectiveness to a whole new level
These added cloudlets are referred to as dynamic and they are added when needed and revoked when the need for the resources subside.
Additionally, we provide you with the option of setting a scaling limit – thus enabling you to keep complete control over the maximum amount of Dynamic Cloudlets that can be added to each of your servers.
Using the Scaling limit slider set the number of maximum number of cloudlets when creating or editing your environment.
For more information about the cloudlets, billing and cloud hosting in general get in touch with our team. We are more than happy to help and provide any information you require.