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Joyent and Cannonical Offer A Linux Flavor: Ubuntu Containers on a Bare Metal Platform

Susan Hall for The New Stack | June 18th, 2015

Joyent has announced a partnership with Canonical to provide certified container-native Ubuntu images optimized for Triton, its platform that allows containers to run on bare metal while eliminating the VM abstraction layer. Joyent’s Triton Elastic Container Service, announced in March, became generally available on Tuesday after the completion of an early access program that involved 2,500 participants. Read More ›

Joyent hits the sweet spot between containers, VMs for Ubuntu

Serdar Yegulalp for InfoWorld | June 18th, 2015

For some businesses, containers seem too new and thorny, while VMs seem too antiquated and slow. So now vendors are exploring a sweet spot between the two. Joyent's Triton Elastic Container host uses SmartOS's (from Solaris) native containerization functions to run containers on bare metal instead of in VMs. It now allows Canonical Ubuntu Linux to run as a "container-native Linux image," says Joyent. Read More ›

Joyent Expands Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure, Adds Support for Container-Native Linux on Bare Metal

June 17th, 2015

Partners with Canonical to provide certified and supported Ubuntu images, optimized to run natively on bare metal on Triton Infrastructure Containers SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2015) - Joyent Inc., the container-native infrastructure company, today announced the ability to run container-native Linux images directly on bare metal with Joyent Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure, released into general availability earlier this week. Joyent also announced a partnership with… Read More ›

Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs

Charles Babcock for InformationWeek | June 16th, 2015

Joyent has opened the doors to all comers to try running containerized workloads on its bare metal infrastructure, managed by its Solaris-derived SmartOS operating system. Joyent's Triton Elastic Container service became generally available on Tuesday after the completion of an early access program launched last March 24. Other cloud suppliers, including Google, with its extensive container operational experience, insist on running containers in a virtual machine in their multi-tenant cloud… Read More ›

First look: Joyent Triton puts cloud computing on a bare-metal diet

Peter Wayner for InfoWorld | June 10th, 2015

It's been more than a year since Docker began taking over the mind of every devops team in the world with the seductive promise of a special mechanism for bundling software in a lightweight collection of only the essential files. The emphasis here is on "lightweight" and "essential" because this service is redefining how light "light" can be. Now Joyent is one of the first companies to bring Docker to the cloud marketplace by offering a service called Triton, which lets users start up a Docker… Read More ›


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