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Joyent Announces Linux Branded Zones and Extension of Docker Engine to SmartDataCenter, Provides a New Platform to Run Docker Securely with Bare Metal Performance

December 3rd, 2014

Concurrently Launches First Class Container Service for Joyent Public Cloud SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- (December 3, 2014) -- Joyent, Inc., the container infrastructure company, today announced two open source initiatives and the general availability of a first-class container service in the Joyent Public Cloud to accelerate the adoption of application containers in the enterprise. Docker application containers are perhaps the most transformative data center innovation of the decade. However,… Read More ›

Joyent Defends Docker, Adding Closer Ties

December 3rd, 2014

Following a tumultuos two days in the Docker community, Joyent has announced two open source initiatives and a container service that further its ties to Docker. With the news, Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill also has some choice remarks about CoreOS “full-frontal assault” on Docker. First, there is the sheer brazenness of the remarks, but also reflects something that could have been predicted. Read More ›

The Battle Continues, Joyent Launches Docker-Supported Infrastructure And Takes A Swipe At Rocket

December 3rd, 2014

This week the formerly happy world of the Docker containerization initiative was rocked by an announcement from CoreOS that it was launching a competing container standard. Rocket, the name of CoreOS’ initiative, is aimed at fixing the inherent flaws (as CoreOS see it) to the Docker approach. Given this announcement, it is interesting to hear the response of different cloud vendors. Pivotal, a spin out of VMware and EMC, came out in support of Rocket, although I suspect there are some back room d… Read More ›

Joyent Wants to Provide Bare-Metal Cloud for Docker Containers

November 10th, 2014

Cloud infrastructure service provider Joyent is getting behind Docker containers in a big way. Late last month, Joyent raised a $15 million funding round and said it would work to make Docker containers part of its service portfolio, but the details of that integration were scant. Last week, however, Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill wrote a blog post fleshing out the company’s strategy around Docker, indicating a lot of support. Read More ›

3 great reasons to give away your precious tech under an open-source license

November 8th, 2014

Earlier this week, cloud provider Joyent did a surprising thing: It shared its finely tuned cloud software, SmartDataCenter, under an open-source license. But while it might seem like the company is giving away its high-value intellectual property at a time when Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have made the public cloud market ultra-competitive, Bryan Cantrill, the company’s chief technology officer, actually has some very smart justifications for the move, which he spelled out in a blog post. Read More ›


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