February 16th, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LOS ANGELES, CA--(February 16, 2012) -- Joyent Cloud, the highest performance public cloud, and Amplify, a startup accelerator focused on supporting innovative media and entertainment Internet startups, have announced a partnership to supply free cloud computing resources and marketing services to Amplify's portfolio companies. Members of the Amplify startup family will power their launches on Joyent SmartMachines running Joyent SmartOS, a unique operating system designed specifically for cloud computing. SmartOS and Joyent's SmartDataCenter are the core components behind Joyent's public cloud offering, a service designed specifically to deliver the premium performance required to power real-time applications. Joyent Cloud is ideal for companies building applications that require low latency and lightning-fast end-user experiences. The Joyent Cloud currently powers over 300 million monthly unique visitors and hundreds of billions of monthly processes for leading Internet brands such as Voxer, LinkedIn, ModCloth, TaskRabbit and Kabam. "Joyent Cloud is focused on delivering the best performance at a reasonable price -- real-time computing that can handle any end-user application," explains Oded Noy, Amplify's chief technologist and co-founder of startups Zag and Social Approach. "That's exactly what our startups need to develop, scale quickly and deliver great user experiences." Unique capabilities Joyent Cloud brings to Amplify portfolio companies include:
"Partnering with Amplify gives Joyent a chance to deliver a high-performance cloud platform that can scale up as young companies grow," said Joyent Cloud General Manager Steve Tuck. "Amplify and its first group of portfolio companies are ideally suited to take advantage of the superior performance we deliver with Joyent's SmartOS and SmartDataCenter."
Based in Los Angeles, California's historic Venice Beach, Amplify.LA is a hands-on startup accelerator designed to help members amplify their companies for success. The program operates from a 10,000 square foot entrepreneurial campus originally designed by renowned architect, Steven Ehrlich. Amplify.LA's investors, mentors and management include some of the most connected names in media and entertainment.
To learn more, please visit www.amplify.la.
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