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Amazon adds crypto modules to AWS cloud

March 27th, 2013

El Reg is not aware of any of Amazon's competitors offering a similar service. When asked for comment on the launch, Google declined, and Microsoft and Rackspace didn't get back to us by press time. Joyent pointed to its ongoing collaboration with Estonian researchers to implement cryptographic hash functions within its own cloud as its way of reassuring enterprises. Read More ›

Stacking Your Bracket: Attracting and Maintaining the Developer Dream Team

March 26th, 2013

Too often in the IT industry we focus on technology and tools instead of their higher purpose and relationship to the rest of the world. Giving away free meals might seem nice, but the real key to attracting and retaining talent is that you must give them a higher purpose than the hammer that they’re swinging. Read More ›

Google, LinkedIn, and Microsoft prove no cloud is too big to fail

March 22nd, 2013

Balance across multiple cloud providers. Instead of just using Amazon Web Services, use a combination of AWS with Joyent, Azure, Rackspace, and/or another provider, diverting traffic to an available cloud in the event of a failure. Read More ›

Joyent Offers NoSQL Database As A Service

March 22nd, 2013

By bringing a third-party NoSQL system to its cloud, Joyent is one of the few service providers able to offer a highly scalable data management system as part of its service offering. Joyent already has a widely instrumented environment that could be useful in maintaining database operations. It makes use of DTrace, a utility within SmartOS for finding application or system problems in near real time. Read More ›

Worried your cloud service will die? Get open source insurance

March 22nd, 2013

When it comes to complex business systems, open source offers us "community escrow" -- the ability to pick a different service provider to maintain the source code abandoned by your previous supplier. This was what the OpenSolaris community did when Oracle pulled out, and the resulting collaboratively maintained code continues to deliver differentiating value at the core of companies like Joyent and Nexenta under the name Illumos. Read More ›

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