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Joyent Secures $15M to Build and Scale Container­-Driven Cloud Infrastructure

October 31st, 2014

Pioneers in Container­-Based, OS Virtualization Will Enable Docker Application Containers to Run on Bare Metal with Enterprise­-Grade Security, Performance and Efficiency. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. —­­ (October 31, 2014) ­­— Joyent, Inc., the container infrastructure company, today announced that it raised $15 million in funding to accelerate the adoption of application containers in the enterprise. Existing investors Intel Capital, Orascom TMT Investments, El Dorado Ventures, EPIC… Read More ›

Joyent Brings Enterprise-Grade Docker Support To Its Cloud Platform

October 31st, 2014

Joyent plans to use this money to capitalize on the current trends around Docker and container-based infrastructure (of the software kind, not the shipping one). Joyent has been running a platform based on containers for more than 10 years now, but it really wasn’t until Docker emerged as a cloud infrastructure darling in the last year or so that people really took notice of this technology. “Our customers are rapidly adopting Docker to create application containers, and they are seeking to… Read More ›

Cloud provider Joyent bets the farm on containers

October 31st, 2014

Joyent has primarily focused on pushing its SmartOS operating system that uses “zones” for securely running applications, based on Sun’s once-open source operating system, Solaris. SmartOS skips the virtualization technology of the sort enterprise software company VMware made popular, which uses a hypervisor to creates multiple virtual machines for running applications on each server. But while Joyent may have been then earlier, in the past year and a half, the startup Docker has gotten… Read More ›

Joyent Raises $15M, Says it Used Containers Before They Were Cool

October 31st, 2014

In the past, Joyent differentiated its IaaS from the likes of Amazon Web Services by saying it had a different architecture that made the cloud perform better. It’s still saying that, except it is now emphasizing that what makes its platform perform better is the use of application containers. “Joyent has always been container-focused, and the way we’ve been high-performance is because of containers,” the company’s CTO Bryan Cantrill said. “We were way too early, and people didn’t… Read More ›

Joyent Plans To Run Docker In Multi-Tenant Clouds

October 31st, 2014

"I know I can say with confidence that Joyent has attracted people who have tried to violate the integrity of SmartOS containers. We have never had a problem. There has never been a security notification on zones," Cantrill said. Joyent's operation over the years has included a free service to developers, and such offerings are known hotbeds of attempted security violations. Joyent is now engaged in "building a bridge to Docker containers" that implement the same secure features, said Cantrill.… Read More ›

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