UniCloud Combines Crowdsourcing and Gamification to Launch Jelastic Cloud with Game of Thunder Challenge

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Polish company Unizeto Technologies expands its portfolio with innovative cloud platform, delivered in an extraordinarily creative, rewarding and interactive way

UniCloud Combines Crowdsourcing and Gamification to Launch Jelastic Cloud
Unizeto have blown our minds with the unique and collaborative way they have launched Jelastic via UniCloud

Jelastic, Inc., the first company that introduced a new degree of freedom in the cloud with containerization for DevOps, has announced their partnership with Unizeto Technologies, an IT company specializing in certification services, data centers, mass communications, web and mobile solutions and superior cloud computing solutions.

Unizeto Technologies a launched successful new brand on the polish market - UniCloud - to deliver the Jelastic cloud platform via a game challenge. Users are invited to participate in a game, a challenge of quests, where they earn rewards or “loot” by exchanging experience points. They compete against other Jelastic users via a leaderboard to see who is the ultimate winner.

“Unizeto have blown our minds with the unique and collaborative way they have launched Jelastic via UniCloud,” said Ruslan Synytsky, Jelastic CEO. “Registered users must perform quests to accumulate experience points which they can then redeem for prizes and/or for free 1-3 months subscription. For example, the second quest is a simple task of creating an environment and installing Magento via the Marketplace. The third quest involves installing Joomla via the Jelastic dashboard, cloning the whole environment and giving permissions to manage a clone for a new email address.”

Registration for the beta test began in November 2014 and was reminiscent of the game "RPG" and the implementation was met with great interest. Internet users who have agreed to play, are given the opportunity to gain points for the service, perform the tasks associated with using UniCloud and sharing of suggestions and ideas at “The Chamber of Confidences”. This allows users to add their comments and vote on proposals for changes made by other users, thereby defining the priorities for the development of the platform.

In less than two weeks from the beta launch of the platform, the number of registered persons participating in the beta had doubled and thanks to their feedback, UniCloud were able to effectively reduce test costs and better match the real needs of the service to customers, which is a key element to implementing UniCloud’s platform on the market. The number of users currently at 5,000 continues to grow, despite the complete cessation of paid advertising activities.

“Use of gamification and crowdsourcing can give very spectacular results in marketing activities. Gamification is injecting elements of fun to perform. This is done mostly by a mechanism of known games - points, leaderboards, challenges and levels.” said Paul Tkaczyk, author of "Gamification" and polish agency owner. “This solution gives the company a competitive advantage through cost reductions and fresh adaptation to the customer's expectations with respect to the beta test, which in themselves are not always seen as an attractive process.”

As of March 12, everyone can try UniCloud’s Platform in a free trial and provide feedback or have direct contact with Polish support. For technical and pricing details, visit UniCloud’s website.

UniCloud is the first cloud platform as a service model provided by a data center located on Polish territory. This will ensure that it is provided in accordance with national standards of data protection and security, and with technical support in Polish. With a wide range of capabilities and ease of use, UniCloud allows an increase in the efficiency of developers, administrators and IT managers.

“Implementing a technologically advanced PaaS service means that we are close to the end customer. We focus on the maximal simplification,” said Ilona Miziewicz - Groszczyk, Product Manager, Unizeto. “Such a solution should be easy and enjoyable to use, both for developers creating applications online, and IT departments looking to offload their servers. UniCloud is ideal both for beginners and advance level developers.”

For more advanced users, UniCloud becomes a powerful tool. With the platform, developers can develop and run their applications, getting a real guarantee of autoscaling resources correctly (both up and down). This allows for cost optimization. UniCloud users do not have to worry about maintenance, management and patching the operating system. They can focus on writing programs because UniCloud supports most popular development environments; PHP, Java, Python, Ruby, Node.js, .NET and tools such as GitHub and SVN. Developers also receive support throughout the software development cycle, including easy cloning of environments during testing and production. A wide choice of software stacks by default, plus Docker and Cartridges templates, plugins for Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans IDEs and other technologies integrated inside make Jelastic a turnkey cloud with a complex solution.

“Research organisations such as 451 Research and Gartner predict the highest percentage growth in cloud computing market for Platform-as-a-Service class solutions. Customers today are looking for a simple to use cloud-based platform which supports the application life cycle: from programming, through testing, to application maintenance. UniCloud makes creating applications in the cloud easier than it’s ever been before,” explains Pawel Owczarek, Director of Data Center by Unizeto Technologies SA.

From the beginning, Jelastic has been the pioneer PaaS using containers virtualization technology for application deployment, lifecycle management, scalability and ZERO CC (zero code changes). In addition, Jelastic provides unique vertical scaling for all application containers with load spikes and variable loads in general. The granular vertical scaling provides the ability to automatically scale up and down stateful apps, legacy apps and apps that were not designed for horizontal scaling, resulting an easy way to migrate and improve existing workloads.

About Unizeto Technologies

Unizeto Technologies is an IT company recognized in Poland and worldwide, operating since 1965.

Solutions offered by the Company and integration projects are characterized by high quality, technological innovation and special care for high data security. Their portfolio of solutions meets the expectations of the clients from all parts of the market - the public administration sector via social security and health care, and business and residential customers. It’s also the authorized partner of global IT industry leaders such as Cisco, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, OKI, Oracle and many others.

In 1998 the Company created the first Polish public certification authority - CERTUM General Certification. It is the oldest and the largest public certification authority in Poland, operating on a worldwide scale, providing services related to electronic signatures, including the new brand - SpaceSSL.

The Company is offering cloud computing services in IaaS and PaaS models via their Data Center UniCloud, based on Jelastic technology.

Unizeto Technologies annually organizes the largest international conference in Europe devoted to electronic trust issues, including: electronic signatures, PKI and electronic identification - The European Forum on Electronic Signature (EFPE).

About Jelastic

Jelastic, Inc. is the first company that introduced a new degree of freedom in the cloud with containerization for DevOps. Jelastic is a venture-backed enterprise software company that enables hosting service providers, systems integrators, enterprises and OEMs to unleash the full potential of the cloud to generate superior ROI and efficiencies. Investors in Jelastic are Runa Capital, Almaz Capital and Maxfield Capital.

For more information visit us at http://www.jelastic.com, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Jelastic, and Like Us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jelastic

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