AWS alternatives: What else is there but Amazon Web Services?

July 25th, 2013

Joyent is another AWS alternative with an additional option that many businesses may prefer. It has customized machines and calls them appliances. The company's customized machines can often outperform most other servers when executing typical tasks such as Web page requests and data return. Joyent uses SmartOS -- a derivative of the Solaris system. If you really loved the old Solaris system, Joyent's custom-built machines may be your best bet. Many reviews claim the Joyent system provides greater overall speed. Additionally, when focused on custom-built applications, it may take some of the pain out of the initial setup.

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