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Why The JavaScript World Is Still Waiting For Node.js 1.0

August 22nd, 2014

Take, for instance, Node.js, the development framework that popularized the use of JavaScript-based Web apps on servers as well as browsers. Node has been on the scene for five years, during which time it's become the go-to tool for JavaScript developers who build messaging tools, game servers, and other real-time applications that require a speedy response from servers. Read More ›

What programmers learned at MeetMe’s fireside chat with TJ Fontaine

August 22nd, 2014

It was a side stop of the Node.js on the Road tour, which resulted in a much more intimate and technical talk about Node.js. Fontaine shared a ton of valuable information for a room full of MeetMe developers, and others, who use Node.js for work...Fontaine showed a lot of enthusiasm for his role in the Node.js project, spending most of his talk on very technical, application-specific functions. Read More ›

Flood of Rivals Could Burst Amazon's Cloud

July 25th, 2014

Some companies offering cloud services—including Microsoft, VMware and Joyent—also are offering software to help enterprises that want to keep some computing operations on their own premises. AWS believes "that any enterprise that continues on-premise computing is a walking dinosaur," said Bryan Cantrill, Joyent's chief technology officer. "We just don't believe that." Read More ›

Many disparate use cases can be satisfied with a single storage system

July 13th, 2014

While the term big data is vague enough to have lost much of its meaning, today's storage systems are growing more quickly and managing more data than ever before. Read More ›

Hybrid cloud: What it is, why it matters

July 1st, 2014

The hybrid cloud is the combination of a public cloud provider (such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Joyent Compute) with a private cloud platform — one that's designed for use by a single organization. Read More ›

With SmartDataCenter Joyent Goes After OpenStack’s Market Share

June 30th, 2014

Joyent is releasing its time-tested private and hybrid cloud management platform SmartDataCenter 7, which the company believes has a big edge over OpenStack as a way to build cloud for enterprise. Read More ›

Armed with new CEO, Joyent rolls out a private cloud

June 30th, 2014

If there’s one thing that Joyent has, it’s solid technology. Gartner says that Joyent is "exceptionally innovative" and has been purpose-built to be a cloud computing provider. Read More ›

Joyent vows to beat OpenStack at its own game

June 24th, 2014

Most folks who know the name Joyent associate it with Node.js. But it's also a cloud provider with a custom-built, in-house platform that's been quietly competing with Amazon and Google. Read More ›

Joyent Makes a Pivot and a Tenuous Case For Simplicity, Not OpenStack Complexity

June 24th, 2014

Joyent argues that it's in a unique position, particularly against OpenStack, in that the software it offers customers for use in private clouds is the same software it uses in its public cloud offering. "The difference between us and OpenStack is we use our software ourselves to run our own public cloud," Cantrill said. "Customers have the confidence that they're not the first to do this." Read More ›

Joyent's new cloud management software links public and private clouds together

June 24th, 2014

For Joyent, hybrid clouds are the way of the future, said Cantrill, and it’s this combination of public and on-premise configurations that he believes makes Joyent stand out as a cloud provider against big, rich competitors like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. A startup is more likely to begin its days operating in the public cloud and as it matures, it's likely to want to keep its data secured on premise. Read More ›

Joyent Rolls Out Its Latest Private-Cloud-In-A-Box Offering. One To Add To The Thousand Or So Other Players

June 24th, 2014

Joyent is relatively unknown, at least to the mass majority cloud adopters who are busy comparing Microsoft MSFT -0.6%, Google GOOGL +0.82% and IBM Softlayer with AWS. The release of SmartDataCenter could very well change that, especially for organizations who are looking for a rock solid and completely seamless hybrid cloud story. Read More ›

The future of computing may be about balancing anarchy and control

June 18th, 2014

It may seem like everyone and their mother is using Amazon’s public cloud these days, but Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill recently had a conversation with a big enterprise company where the mere mention of Amazon resulted in stone-faced silence. Cantrill initially didn’t understand this stark response, and then he remembered the business that company was in: retail. Read More ›

The Monitoring-Aware App Cometh

June 12th, 2014

Henry Wasik, CEO at Joyent, a leading cloud provider and corporate steward of Node.js, said, "Modulus is an important partner in the Joyent and Node.js ecosystems and we are helping developers create and deploy today's most demanding real-time web and mobile applications with a platform designed for rapid scale, efficiency, and performance." Read More ›

Node.js project wants to attract more users by getting rid of contributor license agreements

June 11th, 2014

Node.js, the software platform used for scalable server side and networking applications, is shedding contributor license agreements (CLA), according to cloud computing company Joyent, the platform’s corporate stewart. By removing the need for a developer to have to sign a CLA before contributing to the open source project, the barrier to entry for developers looking to hack will supposedly be weakened, wrote Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill in a blog post on the company’s website. Read More ›

Joyent makes it easier to contribute code to Node.js

June 11th, 2014

What brought this change on? Developer feedback, mainly. According to TJ Fontaine, project lead for Node.js, the issue surfaced time and again when talking to people in the Node.js development community. Fontaine found that "having to sign the CLA could at times be a stumbling block for a contribution." Read More ›

How Joyent debugs Node code

May 9th, 2014

Node.js's maintainers at Joyent share insights into how Node and its apps are debugged, and the most common issues they see with deployments in the wild. "One of the more widely publicized deployments of Node.js that experienced problems was Walmart's. There, a memory leak in Node.js turned out to be the culprit, but Fontaine believes such things are the extreme exception. The majority of the time, he claims, the problems lie in the way Node.js and JavaScript are used and how they are unlike… Read More ›

ADP, Dow Jones Help Mainstream Node.js

April 25th, 2014

Joyent, the public cloud company that has designed its own variant of Solaris called SmartOS to underpin its system, is the sponsor of the Node.js project and Bryan Cantrill, chief technology officer at Joyent and formerly a Solaris kernel and Java engineer as well as the co-inventor of the DTrace dynamic tracing tool that makes Solaris so useful, went on a bit of a rant about how JavaScript is perceived in the datacenter at a local Node on the Road user meeting in New York City this week. Read More ›

Node.js on the Road: What to expect from the v1.0 release

April 25th, 2014

At the "Node.js on the Road" event in New York City last night, Joyent developers and Node.js community members talked about the new features in the forthcoming 0.12 release, and shared experiences about implementing and running the platform. Read More ›

IoT and the Ocean of Data: Bring Storage, Computing Together to Best Navigate

April 21st, 2014

How must our architectures change? When the data becomes not merely "big" but truly colossal, we must consider its inertia: data at rest should remain at rest. That is, instead of backhauling data from storage to transient computing, we must bring our computing to our data. We must be able to run ad hoc queries directly on the (scale out) infrastructure that stores our data. Read More ›

In-memory technologies move databases to real time

March 24th, 2014

Last week, application-performance monitoring service provider New Relic launched an offering that allows customers to mine its operational data for business intelligence. The new beta offering, called Insights, has been a big hit, according to the company. The service has been fielding queries that, on average, consult 60 billion metrics a minute, with an average response time of 58 milliseconds. Read More ›

Joyent taps Clustrix for cloud SQL, app performance analytics

March 13th, 2014

Infrastructure as a service provider Joyent announced a partnership with Clustrix Thursday that will see the public cloud provider deploy ClustrixDB to add SQL database capabilities and real-time application monitoring analytics for customers. Read More ›

Joyent joins with Clustrix to offer real-time analytics in the cloud

March 13th, 2014

Clustrix, provider of scale-out SQL database engineered for the cloud, announced Thursday a partnership with Joyent, a cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company. As a result of the partnership, ClustrixDB, its scale-out database for real-time analytics on live operational data, will be available to Joyent customers who need scale-out SQL and real-time analytics. Read More ›

Node’s new leader, TJ Fontaine, explains why version 0.12 will blow developers’ minds

March 11th, 2014

For years, developers from SOMA to Seoul have been begging their bosses to adopt Node.js, a server-side JavaScript framework that enables them to write apps easily and run them at high speed. Soon devs will have a stronger case to make. The 0.12 release of the open-source project is coming up really soon, newly appointed project lead and core contributor TJ Fontaine said in an interview with VentureBeat. Read More ›

Sons of Solaris' Joyent welcome Ubuntu into their cloud

February 21st, 2014

The deal was announced on Thursday and means that developers who want to run Ubuntu on Joyent's advanced SmartOS-based infrastructure can now do with greater confidence in getting regular updates from Canonical, and performance guarantees. Read More ›

Canonical Welcomes Joyent to its Certified Public Cloud Programme

February 20th, 2014

As part of the Certified Public Cloud programme, Canonical and Joyent worked together to optimise Ubuntu performance and take advantage of customisation and configuration enhancements in Joyent’s platform, letting users deploy secure and highly performant workloads. Read More ›

Joyent Cloud Adds Platform Optimization, Support for Ubuntu Server Images

February 20th, 2014

Users of the Joyent Cloud platform now have access to platform-optimized and fully supported Ubuntu server images thanks to a partnership between Joyent and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux. Read More ›

Joyent Offers Canonical-customized Ubuntu As a Cloud Service

February 20th, 2014

The idea behind the specially crafted distribution is to allow Joyent users to take advantage of the many tools and software programs available for Linux, as well as for Ubuntu users to fully utilize the Joyent infrastructure. Read More ›

Joyent Partners with Canonical on Customized Ubuntu as a Cloud Service

February 20th, 2014

Joyent, well-known on the cloud computing scene and a growing player in Big Data analytics, announced a partnership with Canonical today to provide customers with optimized and supported Ubuntu server images in the Joyent Cloud. Read More ›

Just how solid is cloud storage in 2014

February 6th, 2014

Joyent started up a ZFS-based object store, the Manta Storage Service. Read More ›

Riverbed names top partners

February 6th, 2014

AT&T (service provider), Joyent (stingray partner), and Dimension Data (platform partner) were among the other worldwide winners. Read More ›

Hadoop, There It Isn’t—A Startup Bucks The Big Data Consensus

February 3rd, 2014

Manta is an object store like Amazon’s Simple Storage Service, but it also allows users to run compute operations directly on top of the objects. Translation? You can have your cake and eat it too. The compute could be on demand. Read More ›

Did object storage come of age in 2013?

January 23rd, 2014

In June Joyent unveiled its Manta Storage Service, object storage in the cloud, with strongly consistent writes, highly available reads, no object size limits, and per-object replication policies. Joyent CTO Jason Hoffman described is as, “It's S3 with EC2 and Elastic MapReduce bolted on top of it.” Read More ›

How Node.js Stays On Track

January 17th, 2014

But unless you work at Joyent, the company that stewards the framework, you probably won’t notice a thing. According to new project lead TJ Fontaine, there’s no directional change in sight. “We’re just trying to continue our goal to make sure we can enable users to innovate with Node,” Fontaine said. Read More ›

InfoWorld's 2014 Technology of the Year Award winners

January 15th, 2014

Four years later, Node.js has become a whole programming stack and infrastructure of its own, powering not only Web apps but desktop apps as well. Read More ›

The king is dead. Long live the king! Meet Node’s newest leader.

January 15th, 2014

“Node is bigger than the software, than me, than Joyent, than the core team. It’s also the community and businesses and ecosystem. It’s all of that, and it will persist and continue on.” Read More ›

Need for Speed: How Groupon Migrated to Node.js

December 6th, 2013

Other companies have run across benefits of using Node.js, and now that Joyent has announced commercial support for it, more companies could feel compelled to follow Groupon’s lead. Read More ›

Node.js keeps stealing Rails' thunder

December 6th, 2013

Reaffirming a migration pattern that has been pondered for a few years now, developers at major Web properties Groupon and LinkedIn recently championed their companies' selection of Node.js over Ruby on Rails. Read More ›

Counting down the top cloud computing vendors of 2013

December 4th, 2013

When a reputable cloud service provider such as Joyent Inc. elbows its way into the media and entertainment space -- with the intention of establishing a performance advantage over other providers -- it deserves some attention. Read More ›

Joyent polishes Node.js with commercial support package

December 4th, 2013

Joyent boasts of having deep expertise in Node.js. It currently manages the code base and employs a number of the software's maintainers, including, up until recently, Ryan Dahl, who originally created it. Read More ›

PayPal and Groupon Go All In With Node.js

December 4th, 2013

An open source project, Node has been maintained and supported by cloud computing company Joyent, which this week offered paid support for Node. Read More ›

Red Hat Launches Open Shift Enterprise 2 PaaS Platform

December 4th, 2013

Joyent's new service provides developers who are building production-grade Node.js applications access to Joyent’s years of experience in running its own Public Cloud. Read More ›

Joyent floats commercial support for production Node.js apps

December 3rd, 2013

Tuesday's announcement marks the first time the company has extended its support to Node.js users who prefer to host their applications in private data centers or on other companies' clouds. Read More ›

Joyent rolls out commercial-grade support for the Node.js core

December 3rd, 2013

That means the Node-sponsoring company will be doing customer service for huge entities that use the Node codebase — “the official binaries and library APIs that comprise the runtime functions of Node.js” — and that run into problems and bugs while doing so. These entities will then have access to engineers that build the Node core for a living. Read More ›

Joyent steps up with commercial support for Node.js

December 3rd, 2013

Joyent, the company that helped develop and nurture Node.js, will now offer commercial support for the popular server-side JavaScript language. Read More ›

How Node.js Got Big

November 21st, 2013

How the wunderkind framework grew up, from the perspective of one of its earliest contributors. Today Node.js is a hot topic. It’s the server side programming environment de rigueur for fast, lightweight development. But that hasn’t always been the case. Node.js inventor Ryan Dahl, saw Node.js as a personal experiment more than anything else. Developers scoffed at the idea of JavaScript, a formerly strictly client-side language, running on the server side. Read More ›

Nine Best Cloud-Based Tools for Developers

November 17th, 2013

Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company, offering organizations of any size the best public and hybrid cloud infrastructure for today’s demanding real-time web and mobile applications. Read More ›

Nine Ways to Stay Up and Running on Cyber Monday

November 16th, 2013

Many businesses still rely on round-robin DNS to distribute load due to its simple setup, but getting behind a proper load-balancing solution takes very little time and is worth every penny. Remember, this is the first thing in-bound customers will hit, so make sure you have invested the small amount of time and money to do things right. Read More ›

Software’s eating the world, and devs are serving up the meal

November 14th, 2013

It’s been well documented that software is eating the world, but what might not be as obvious is that developers are the ones serving up the meal. Given the networked computer and the Internet, older business models and operational assumptions are becoming less relevant. Software engineers who are feeding the beast need tools to deliver the next tasty morsel to ravenous end users. This model has turned the mobile and web app markets into instant, competitive feature bake-offs. So the question… Read More ›

USENIX: Flame graph shows system performance in a new light

November 8th, 2013

Brendan Gregg, lead performance engineer at cloud provider Joyent, has developed a visualization technique called a flame graph that can be effective for charting how system resources such as CPUs and memory are used. Read More ›

Brendan Gregg's "Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud"

November 5th, 2013

A new performance reference was needed, and I eagerly waited for something that thoroughly covered modern, distributed computing performance issues from the ground up. Well, there's a new classic now, authored yet again by Brendan Gregg, former Solaris kernel engineer at Sun and now Lead Performance Engineer at Joyent. Read More ›

Hires and promotions - Nov 6

November 5th, 2013

Joyent hired Brett Newsome as chief financial officer. Newsome was previously CFO at GoGrid. Read More ›

So you wanna learn Node Come to DevBeat we’ll teach you

November 2nd, 2013

Yes, you can come to DevBeat and get up and hacking with Node in about an hour. We’ll give you everything you need to get started, and you’ll also get some truly helpful “homework” to take away from the show. For the seasoned polyglot, this crash course, taught by Joyent’s training director, will be invaluable. Read More ›

The building blocks of Joyent's cloud technology stack

October 30th, 2013

Joyent built its high-performance cloud service with an unusual set of powerful components, starting with its own SmartOS. Find out what makes it tick. It’s hard to make a cloud technology stack handle the extreme scale-out loads of cloud computing. It takes a brave company to make things harder by choosing less common components, even if that does mean building a better service. But that’s what Joyent did with SmartOS and SmartDataCenter. Read More ›

Avoid Blackout on Black Friday and Cyber Monday [Infographic]

October 18th, 2013

"This week’s infographic looks at the expectations of this year’s most hyped online shopping days along with a warning about the impact of site downtime on sales and customer satisfaction. Compiled by Joyent and New Relic, tips for staying alive this holiday include..." Read More ›

How mobile is impacting in-store purchasing

October 9th, 2013

Meanwhile, a new infographic out from Joyent is a reminder that, with the upcoming holidays, etailers need to make sure their websites will stay up - even during peak traffic times. According to the data 86% of etailers have experienced downtime; being down even one minute can cost an etailer $5600. What's more, more than half (56%) of shoppers say they won't return to an online store after experienced downtime or other issues. Read More ›

Riverbed and Joyent partner for on-demand CDN

October 2nd, 2013

The two companies have extended their partnership to create an on-demand content delivery service using Joyent's cloud infrastructure and Riverbed's Stingray ADC software. Will it cause headaches for CDN service providers? Read More ›

Riverbed, Joyent Partner to Create Cloud-Based Content Delivery Platform

September 19th, 2013

The companies have created the Riverbed Stingray & Joyent Content Delivery Cloud (CDC), uniting the Joyent cloud infrastructure with Riverbed’s Stingray Application Delivery Controller (ADC (News - Alert)) software. The offering is designed to help customers take control of their video services content delivery as well as save money. Read More ›

Riverbed Expands its Whitewater Cloud Storage Appliance Family and Upgrades OS

September 19th, 2013

Recently Joyent, a cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company, and Riverbed Technology entered an alliance to launch the Riverbed Stingray and Joyent content delivery cloud (CDC), a fast and efficient content delivery platform. Read More ›

Can this startup steal Node from Joyent? VCs bet $8M on it

September 18th, 2013

Node.js was founded by Ryan Dahl; its second contributor was Isaac Schlueter. The project has a total of 447 core contributors to date. Dahl was employed by Joyent during much of Node’s development, and Joyent continues to sponsor Node. Read More ›

Joyent and Riverbed partner on cloud service

September 18th, 2013

Joyent and Riverbed (RVBD) announced an alliance to launch the Riverbed Stingray and Joyent Content Delivery Cloud (CDC), a fast and efficient content delivery platform that will improve performance and flexibility of content delivery. Read More ›

Is ‘corporate open source’ an oxymoron? Not where Node is concerned

September 17th, 2013

When Joyent became the corporate steward of Node.js, we wanted to find a way of monetizing Node.js that would serve to strengthen the community instead of dividing it. Read More ›

Joyent and Riverbed Launch Content Delivery Cloud

September 17th, 2013

The joint solution gives customers more flexibility with control features such as auto-scaling, content caching, bandwidth management, performance monitoring, and content compression. Joyent and Riverbed say the solution also offers customers better security through visibility into where the content is stored. Read More ›

V3 announces its Technology Awards 2013 shortlist

September 17th, 2013

V3 Technology Awards: Manta named one of five best storage services, Joyent named one of six best cloud computing providers. Read More ›

Dell mantra: one cloud, not even Amazon’s, doesn’t fit all

September 16th, 2013

Dell is offering three flavors of public cloud from partners Joyent, a battle-tested proprietary cloud used by large telcos; Zerolag, a VMware-based cloud; and Scalematrix which is strong in small and medium sized companies. Read More ›

7 Cutting Edge Programming Experiments Worth Trying

September 16th, 2013

Cutting-edge experiment No. 2: The Node.js Web stack ... Joyent, the major sponsor, also offers cloud machines with images, including all of the necessary libraries and tools. Read More ›

Cloud Computing Says Goodbye to One of Its Pioneers

September 12th, 2013

[Joyent] was a pioneer in the field, and in some ways, its services and software exceed, at least technologically, what’s on offer elsewhere. Hoffman was a big part of that. Plus, he’s that rare C-level tech exec who’s unafraid to say exactly what he thinks — and in wonderfully eloquent fashion at that. Read More ›

How Joyent's Cloud Helps Wanelo Analyze its Big Data

September 10th, 2013

Manta is an analysis tool for small businesses and was introduced by Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider Joyent in June. It represents a new direction for handling large swaths and a wide variety of data in public clouds. Read More ›

Developers name their top tools: GitHub, Heroku, and yes, Azure

September 6th, 2013

Node.js has without question been Joyent’s biggest standalone success in the developer community. While the company has filled its client roster with big-name enterprises, it also fostered the growth of this open-source programming technology by employing its creator, Ryan Dahl, and several other core contributors. In maintaining the project over the years, Joyent has stabilized the project from a hacker’s plaything to an enterprise-ready power tool. Read More ›

Ten Performance Wins for the DTrace Creator

September 3rd, 2013

DTrace developer Brendan Gregg recently posted a quick and interesting post that goes over ten recent improvements that he's made working on the Joyent cloud. Read More ›

Amazon's Push to the Cloud Adds to Server-Market Woes

August 28th, 2013

"There will absolutely be fewer buyers of physical machines," predicts Bryan Cantrill, a senior vice president at Joyent Inc., another company that hosts computing operations. "But we don't know if there will be fewer physical machines sold." Read More ›

Can anybody catch Amazon?

August 26th, 2013

"Why they have a shot: Joyent is a pure-play cloud company known for its engineering prowess." "In June, Joyent rolled out its newest service called Manta, which allows processing and data analytics to be done without having to transfer data from a storage system into a compute engine, speeding the transaction time." Read More ›

Brett Newsome | Bay Area People

August 20th, 2013

Brett's appointment as CFO follows the release of the Joyent Manta Storage Service, a next-generation cloud object store and big data analytics platform. He will focus on developing business operations that scale with a growing customer base. Read More ›

Duh, Amazon tops Gartner’s cloud Magic Quadrant, but number two may surprise you

August 19th, 2013

Joyent got props for its 'unique vision for cloud IaaS and is exceptionally innovative from a technology perspective. It is developing an integrated technology stack and its infrastructure offerings verge into the platform space. It is making deep investments in fundamental technologies, including its own SmartOS operating system, based on Illumos Solaris and its x86 hypervisor.' Read More ›

Crunching The Numbers On Mario Kart 64

August 8th, 2013

To show off the capabilities of number-crunching tool Manta, programmer Dave Pacheco explains how he wired a system for recording matches from the Nintendo 64 racing-game classic Mario Kart 64. The post is a little on the wonky side, but more or less, Pacheco's system records what's happening on-screen (through a gadget called an iGrabber) and translates it into numbers. Read More ›

Joyent CTO: How big data platforms should work

August 7th, 2013

This week on the New Tech Forum, we're taking a look at the challenges of traditional storage and compute in the world of big data -- and the growing role of object storage and integrated compute resources. Jason Hoffman, CTO and founder of cloud service provider Joyent, details how combining object storage and parallel compute clusters can make working with big data easier and faster by eliminating bottlenecks. Read More ›

The top 10 cloud-based tools for developers

August 1st, 2013

“I don’t cargo cult often, but when I do, I do it with Node.js.” This is one of our favorite Node jokes. Node is, briefly, server-side JavaScript. The development of this open-source technology is sponsored by cloud company Joyent. In addition to its big data and infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, Joyent also offers enterprise-grade Node support. The company’s latest product, Joyent 7, is intended to help Fortune 500 companies with data center management, Node debugging, and… Read More ›

Taking on Amazon in the Cloud

July 26th, 2013

Joyent Founder Jason Hoffman discusses the future of cloud computing with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves." Read More ›

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… Read More ›

That NSA data center was never going to store a yottabyte of our data

July 25th, 2013

While the Utah data center could play a key role in the operation of the NSA’s PRISM program after it opens at the end of September, it has gotten a lot more attention since PRISM was first discovered earlier this year, and since then it has become a sort of symbol for the fears some companies have that the data they store in certain clouds could get sucked up into the NSA’s hands. My colleague David Meyer will be digging into this subject with Jason Hoffman, the chief technology officer at… Read More ›

How legacy players can win the European market

July 24th, 2013

Dell’s shareholders are holding off on taking the company off the public market. As a cloud provider, Dell has adopted first OpenStack for its private cloud offering and then a cloud brokerage tactic by packaging offerings from Joyent, ScaleMatrix and ZeroLag. Nnamdi Orakwue, Dell’s VP of cloud, will discuss the reception of the two-pronged strategy and his experiences from the world of Dell in transition. Read More ›

Where SDN and DevOps tools meet

July 23rd, 2013

As SDN takes hold, engineers will design networks that are subservient to the application and that provide "app-centric visibility, management, automation, provisioning and orchestration," he said. In this new scenario, software interacts with and automatically modifies the network layer, said Ben Rockwood, director of cloud operations at San Francisco-based cloud service and infrastructure provider Joyent. "VM A wants to connect with network B, and the software enables that to happen… Read More ›

Don't Tell Them its REST

July 19th, 2013

The subject of API security raises some debate. Halliday and Shaw feel that new security protocols such as OAuth have become a drag on the original excitement of consuming APIs with command line tools such as curl. However Cavage counters that security must align with the value of the API you are protecting and that HTTP basic authentication is often not sufficient. Cavage introduces HTTP Signatures which he says is better than passwords but "easier than the other [protocols]". HTTP Signatures… Read More ›

Cloud Oligarchy? Not Even Close

July 17th, 2013

I'm more intrigued by Heroku, Engine Yard, Joyent, Red Hat's Open Shift, VMware's Cloud Foundry andnewcomers like DigitalOcean, which went from 100 to 7,000 servers between December and June. How could the oligarchs allow it to get away with that? Read More ›

How Joyent Uses OS Virtualization to Deliver its Manta Object Storage Platform

July 10th, 2013

Log processing is one of the chief use cases that Cantrill says Manta is currently being used for. Transcoding multimedia is another, said Cantrill, who explained that with Manta, because the tenant doesn’t need to pull their images into transient compute, they can transcode them at rest and create new Manta objects as a result. Read More ›

Joyent's Manta Brings Analytics to Your Cloud Data

June 26th, 2013

Laura DiDio, an analyst with Information Technology Intelligence Consulting, said that this availability of computing with object storage is "where the industry is going," and added that Joyent is "playing at the leading edge of the market." Read More ›

The Morning Download: Why Google’s Big Data Battle Matters to CIOs

June 26th, 2013

Joyent combines computing, storage in one service. Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider Joyent announced a new service that allows customers to compute in the same location where their data is stored. Many cloud providers, such as Amazon Cloud Services, keep storage and compute services separate, notes GigaOm’sJordan Novet. Read More ›

Joyent goes big on big-data computing and storage with Manta service

June 25th, 2013

Manta sounds like a cloud service optimized for rapidly processing large volumes of unstructured data — so much that relying on DRAM for it all is out of the question. Expect the list of possible applications to multiply as companies kick Manta’s tires and resolve their doubts about big-data possibilities on public infrastructure. Issues around speed and cost could fall by the wayside. Read More ›

Joyent Launches Manta Service for Cloud Computing, Storage

June 25th, 2013

Thus, Manta Storage Service will be able to do a single job or a series of jobs, some of them batch, some of them near real-time analytics. Manta, in fact, could fit a Hadoop job into its compute and object storage system, and run a wide variety of other applications as well, depending on what its users want to do. As a service from Joyent, customers will be charged -- by the second -- for the Manta services they use. Read More ›

Joyent Mashes Up Compute And Object Storage

June 25th, 2013

The idea of the Manta Storage Service, is to make use of a type of virtualization that differs from what is typically seen in the marketplace. This is what is known as hardware virtualization, where platforms like VMware, Zen and KVM emulate an entire server - the hardware - so that apps will run on top of the guest operating system, which in turn runs on top of the hypervisor (the "machine" in virtual machine). Read More ›

Joyent spins up ZFS object store

June 25th, 2013

The twist is that objects stored in the service can be coupled with compute via the MapReduce framework via use of the ZFS filesystem, so any analysis of the information can be done locally – giving a proximity of calculation unavailable on AWS (unless using its wobbly EBS block store). Read More ›

With Manta Storage, Joyent Eyes Data Services

June 25th, 2013

There’s an old saying from Wayne Gretzky that great hockey players “skate to where the puck is going” rather than where it’s been. Joyent believes the intersection of cloud computing and Big Data is where the puck is going. Towards that end, the company today rolled out Manta, a new object storage service that allows Joyent customers to bring together compute and data analysis on the same cloud infrastructure. Read More ›

Big Data Analytics Moves to the Cloud

June 25th, 2013

Manta gives you the capability to execute compute tasks including log analysis, search index generation, financial analysis and other data-intensive tasks without moving data or setting up compute clusters and processing software. Cantrill explains that code is brought in parallel to physical servers in secure containers while data is automatically merged using the industry-standard MapReduce pattern. Read More ›

Joyent Releases Cloud Object Store Platform Manta

June 25th, 2013

The new service is the latest move in Joyent’s focus on cloud services, an area it started to accelerate last year with the addition of Henry Wasik, Joyent CEO. Recently, Joyent added 13 new instance types to mimic Amazon’s most popular virtual server types, and began offering a database-as-a-service on its cloud platform. Read More ›

Joyent Rolls Out In-Place Big Data Analytics as a Service

June 25th, 2013

By removing the need to manage infrastructure and move data, the service speeds up processing of big data and lowers the cost of such processing, the provider said in a statement. The compute tasks include log analysis, search index generation, financial analysis and many other data-intensive tasks that normally require data movement or setup of separate compute clusters and processing software. Read More ›

Joyent’s Manta – A Solution for Data’s Gravity?

June 25th, 2013

Manta is a pretty intriguing idea and one which, frankly, strikes me as entirely logical. The benefit of processing close to data storage, and the ability to derive insights as quickly as possible from the ever increasing amount of data that is extant is a no-brainer. I’d expect other infrastructure vendors to follow Joyent’s lead and begin to offer converged storage/compute offerings to customers. Read More ›

New Joyent Service Offers Analytics Without Having To Move Data

June 25th, 2013

The ramifications of the Manta service are considerable and make Joyent more relevant as an infrastructure and a services provider. In an interview last week, CTO and Co-Founder Jason Hoffman said Joyent will make a number of announcements in the coming months about new data services. Read More ›

Panzura Adds Support for Joyent Manta Storage Service for Unstructured Data

June 25th, 2013

Here’s what each company brings to the deal. Panzura provides its global file system for worldwide storage consolidation and distributed file sharing. Joyent’s contribution is the Manta Storage Service for unstructured data storage. Read More ›

Taking aim at Amazon, Google, Joyent melds compute/storage services

June 25th, 2013

Joyent engineers are no strangers to shaking up the cloud industry. Under the radar of even some in the cloud community, the company has developed its own SmartOS infrastructure stack, which includes an open source in-memory hypervisor. Joyent sells its SmartDataCenter as a public cloud IaaS option, or for users to install on their own premises. Read More ›

Joyent CTO: The convergence of data and compute will disrupt global profits

June 19th, 2013

But Hoffman is also eager to see how to make this trend “democratized” or accessible to not just the internet behemoths of the world like Facebook and Google. What could smaller companies, founders, and developers do with this brand new opportunity? Read More ›

Amazon Competitor Joyent Thinks It Can Beat The Cloud Giant At Its Own Game

May 28th, 2013

Plus Joyent added more than 60 new options for its customers including 13 of the same offerings that Amazon sells. (In geek speak: it added new virtual server types, so customers can opt for a faster/pricier server, or a smaller/cheaper one, or one with more storage, etc.) Read More ›

Joyent Eyes AWS Customers with Pricing Plan Changes

May 28th, 2013

With its pricing models, Joyent has added one- and three-year reserved capacity pricing options. Using reserved capacity, customers can purchase the Joyent service with a one-time fee to receive a discount on hourly charges for the instance over the entire contract term. Read More ›

Joyent Matches Amazon Cloud Infrastructure Prices

May 24th, 2013

Joyent is actually increasing its virtual server selection with additional choices, 71 in all, to make its cloud service more attractive to customers. That means Joyent now has a match for AWS Store Eight Extra Large and AWS High-CPU Extra Large, along with many other options. Read More ›

Public cloud shakeup: VMware in, Dell out, and OpenStack in limbo?

May 24th, 2013

As for Joyent, which may be one of the most compelling cloud services that many people have not heard of, the company this week rolled out a major expansion of its offerings. It went from having 10 virtual machine instance types to now having 71 different combinations of compute and storage users can configure in its cloud. Read More ›

Joyent cuts prices on cloudy infrastructure

May 23rd, 2013

With the rejiggering of its cloud, Joyent is not only cutting prices, it is also forging server slices that are more or less the same as the most popular configurations offered by Amazon Web Services and offering dozens of additional configurations not available (yet) on AWS. Read More ›

Joyent Moves To Take On Amazon

May 23rd, 2013

As for Joyent, which may be one of the most compelling cloud services that many people have not heard of, the company this week rolled out a major expansion of its offerings. It went from having 10 virtual machine instance types to now having 71 different combinations of compute and storage users can configure in its cloud. Read More ›

Joyent to Amazon: It’s on

May 23rd, 2013

Joyent seeks to differentiate itself on how well it runs high-performance applications on its own SmartOS (or on Linux or Windows); the tooling it provides; its service and support; and its ability to offer the hybrid cloud option that many companies prefer. Read More ›

Dell to Drive Public Cloud IaaS Through Partners

May 21st, 2013

At launch, the new program has new partners: Joyent, an IaaS provider for real-time web and mobile applications. Joyent's technology is also compatible with Enstratius, a cloud management software and services vendor acquired by Dell earlier this month. Read More ›

Dell to Deliver Public Cloud through Partner Ecosystem

May 20th, 2013

Dell is launching the Dell Cloud Partner Program to deliver public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) through an ecosystem of partners. Acting as a single-source supplier, Dell will offer customers a choice of vendors and technology, freedom from lock-in to a single platform or pricing model and a central point of solution integration and control. Sales of Dell's current in-house multi-tenant public cloud IaaS will be discontinued in the U.S. in favor of best-in-class partner offerings. Read More ›

Dell Unveils Partner Program for Public Clouds

May 20th, 2013

Joyent offers IaaS solutions for both private and public clouds. ZeroLag offers hosting services based on VMware technology, while ScaleMatrix sells cloud services through its TruCore Performance Cloud hosting platform. Read More ›

AWS is the McDonald’s of the cloud. Who’s the Burger King?

May 17th, 2013

Joyent, Virtustream, CloudSigma et al = In-N-Out Burger, Culvers, Five Guys et al: These cloud providers, like their analogous restaurant chains, are damn good at what they do and their patrons are loyal. They’re typically designed for maximum performance, maybe security, too, and will play around with new infrastructural or programming components in order to maintain their edge. Read More ›

The Internet is coming to your car, watch, and dishwater, but can our systems handle it?

April 26th, 2013

Another company that has come up with ways to make servers much more energy efficient isJoyent. It's Chief Technology Officer, Jason Hoffman, thinks server demands are going to get so high on our digital systems -- given all the computer chips going into computers, tablets, cars, household appliances and more -- that some grand new leap in innovation is going to have to take place. Read More ›

Opscode cooks up deals to serve Chef automation from IBM, Joyent clouds

April 25th, 2013

Jason Hoffman, CTO at Joyent, tells El Reg that Chef was a key component of the Hadoop service that the company spun up on its cloud with the help of Hortonworks back in late January, and it is natural to extend formal support of Chef Server to all infrastructure services on the Joyent Cloud. Read More ›

Opscode gains momentum with IBM, Microsoft deals

April 25th, 2013

Opscode, the name behind the Chef tools that many developers use to automate the configuration and deployment of IT, has got more than a toehold in the cloud landscape. Earlier this week Joyent, another cloud provider, said it was integrating Chef into the Joyent cloud. Read More ›

Joyent says Chef support will make cloud workloads mobile

April 24th, 2013

In Opscode parlance, Chef configurations are deployed and managed via a “cookbook.” Joyent’s support of Chef means it will be easier, going forward, for customer to move cloud deployments to and from any cloud, said Joyent CTO Jason Hoffman in a recent interview. Read More ›

The 10 Most Important Companies In Cloud Computing

April 20th, 2013

Joyent competes with VMware, OpenStack and Citrix, too, with its own cloud operating system. It's become a popular alternative for service providers needing big cloud data centers because it costs them less, Joyent cofounder Jason Hoffman told Business Insider. Read More ›

Amazon: S3 cloud contains two trillion objects

April 18th, 2013

As with all things cloud, Amazon's figure is difficult to use to compare S3 against other storage clouds: mid-level operators such as Joyent and Rackspace don't break out storage figures, and neither does Amazon contemporary Google. Read More ›

Cloud fight keeps Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Rackspace clamoring for enterprise customers

April 18th, 2013

Microsoft, for example, claims it is one of the only companies to offer a true "hybrid cloud" offering between its on-premises Windows Server and Microsoft Azure cloud. Rackspace offers "fanatical support" and has been broadening its database offerings recently; Joyent and ProfitBricks are among the cloud providers that focus on high-performance computing, while a company like FireHost emphasizes security in its cloud. Read More ›

TSO Logic Targets Power Management at the Application

April 17th, 2013

Server power capping isn’t new, and has been available for years vendors including Intel and HP. There are other software players in this space, includingEmerson Network Power, whose Trellis DCIM software is being used by Joyent to track app-level power usage. Read More ›

OpenStack Gives the Open Source Cloud a Lift

April 9th, 2013

OpenStack and other open source cloud options -- such as CloudStack, Eucalyptus, Joyent and OpenNebula -- likely will continue to coexist in the market and benefit from the increased credibility they all bring to open source cloud computing. Just as different Linux distributions and different open source hypervisors have helped drive one another in the industry, we are likely to see open clouds do the same thing. Read More ›

Promising to remake cloud databases for web scale

April 9th, 2013

However, Rugg explained, there’s a big difference between these options and what ParElastic does. Namely, while NoSQL and NewSQL options require deploying an entirely new database and likely rewriting some application code, ParElastic’s software just overlays customers’ existing cloud databases. Rugg said about half of its early users are running standard MySQL versions on Amazon Web Services, while the rest are spread across cloud providers such as Rackspace, Joyent and LiquidWeb. Read More ›

Flexiant to push its cloud orchestration tools

April 4th, 2013

Flexiant’s Cloud Orchestrator suite is aimed at service providers, mostly telcos, who want to become infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) wholesalers with minimal effort. The company’s biggest rivals are probably VMware and Citrix, althoughOnApp and Joyent also play in the same space to varying degrees. Read More ›

EMC, VMware Love Child Pivotal Poses Challenge to AWS

April 2nd, 2013

Pivotal's project management tool, Pivotal Tracker, is currently used by about 250,000 developers around the world. EMC has continued to invest in Pivotal Tracker to build out its capabilities, and now it believes Pivotal is ready to challenge the big guys in the Web services space. This not only means AWS, of course, but other established players such as Rackspace, GoGrid, Joyent, Microsoft Azure, IBM BlueCloud, Dell Cloud and HP Cloud. Read More ›

Just what is Oracle going to plop out as its golden storage egg?

April 2nd, 2013

ZFS is a RAID-using file system that's facing competition from object storage technology. Suppliers such as Amplidata (OEM'd by Quantum), Dell (Caringo), HDS, NetApp with StorageGRID, and Scality are beating the object technology drum, and Joyent has a cloud object storage service. Oracle has no object storage capability. Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Joyent, Cloudant Launch Database Service Atop SmartOS

March 21st, 2013

The database as a service market is heating up, as cloud providers look to court application developers with promising offerings. The latest such move is the result of a deepening partnership between Joyent and Cloudant. Cloudant is now available on the Joyent high-performance cloud platform, and the two today came out today with a multi-tenant Cloudant cluster running in Joyent’s Jubilee data center in Ashburn, Virginia. Dedicated Cloudant clusters running on Joyent will be available this… Read More ›

Joyent tools up for Amazon battle

March 18th, 2013

After almost a year of continuous technical development, Cloudant is taking the wraps off of a database-as-a-service product served out of data centers operated by Joyent – a product that looks to be technically superior to its nearest as-a-service rival, Amazon's DyanamoDB. The deal was announced on Thursday and will see Cloudant make its CouchDB-based distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) available on top of Joyent's cloud. Read More ›

The 25 Most Creative People In Tech

March 15th, 2013

In 2005, at age 31, Bryan Cantrill set the IT world on fire by inventing something called "DTrace" a realtime way to test software problems that changed diagnostics forever. He was working for Sun Microsystems at the time. After Oracle acquired Sun, Cantrill moved to cloud company Joyent. There he became the face of "node.js" another technology setting the programming world on fire. Read More ›

Startup Strongloop brings supported Nodejs to Red Hat

March 11th, 2013

As Joyent CTO Jason Hoffman once told GigaOM, Node.js is a very good way to write high-performance servers that need to handle APIs and facilitate very fast data ingress and egress. Those are attributes that might come in handy for enterprise developers. Read More ›

VMware confirms public cloud plans via Twitter -- then backtracks

March 11th, 2013

The infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market is already packed with a variety of providers, though, most notably Amazon Web Services, along with a bevy of competitors like Rackspace, Joyent, Terremark, HP, Google and Savvis, just to name a few. Read More ›

Bring On The Platform Wars!

March 9th, 2013

Nowadays, though, while the tools and technologies we use have improved enormously…imagine, God forbid, that you’re building some sort of web service. Should you use Ruby on Rails? Node.js? Python and Django? PHP and Drupal? .NET? Any of the panoply of Java servers? Something new and cool like Go or Scala? And how/where will you host your code? Amazon? Heroku? App Engine? Joyent? EngineYard? Force.com? How about your app? You’ll have an app, right? On which platforms? Native code? Hybrid… Read More ›

The Hadoop ecosystem: the (welcome) elephant in the room

March 5th, 2013

How big an impact has Hadoop had on the technology world? Check out our infographic on the reach of the most important big data tool of our time. Read More ›

The Real Market Size of Public Cloud Services

March 4th, 2013

This includes core infrastructure, storage and other related infrastructure. Amazon.com by far the leader in this space is estimated to have a revenue between $3.5 and $4B this year. Rackspace made a little over $1B in total revenue of which about $350 mi is estimated to be cloud revenue. There are other similar players like GoGrid, Saavis, Joyent etc. We can estimate this IaaS market to be about $5-6B in size. The long tail in this case is not statistically significant as there are a finite… Read More ›

If You Can't IPO, Telefonica Might Help

February 25th, 2013

On February 12, I interviewed Telefonica Digital’s Director of Investments, Tracy Isacke. As she explained, she is originally from the UK and lived in Italy and Israel before a career in sales at Xerox. Now her job is to “meet, advise, invest in and acquire start-ups from Silicon Valley, Israel, Europe, Latin and South America.” She led the acquisitions of TokBox and Jajah, and investments in Joyent, Boku, Addfleet, and Everything.me. Read More ›

In Battle With Amazon, Google Hardens Its Cloud Services

February 21st, 2013

[Google's] support plans are probably a move to make the services more competitive with the likes of Amazon Web Services, Joyent, and Microsoft Azure. It’s hard to say how well the Google family of cloud products has done in the market, but research conducted by cloud management vendor Zenoss found that Google App Engine was the most popular “platform cloud” among its users. Read More ›

Telefonica and FeedHenry partner up on enterprise mobile app development

February 15th, 2013

Essentially, Telefonica will start selling FeedHenry’s platform to its European enterprise customers with Instant Servers providing the hosting piece. Technologically, the two platforms are fairly well aligned — FeedHenry uses Node.js for integration with its back-end systems, and the Joyent-based Instant Servers platform uses Node.js SmartMachine virtual machines. Predictably, the two companies talk in their statement about “sharing a vision for cloud computing”. Read More ›

Is Amazon yesterday’s cloud?

February 14th, 2013

Every six months or so stories crop up about startup companies leaving Amazon Web Services in whole or in part. Heck, I’ve done a few of those stories myself. These defectors usually cite fear of vendor lock-in as their rationale. And smart competitors — OpenStack players like Rackspace as well as Joyent, SoftLayer et al, do their best to capitalize on this “Amazon-has-gotten-too-big-for-its-britches” meme. Read More ›

Should Amazon Spin Out Its Cloud Operations?

February 13th, 2013

The problem, as Horan see it, is that when retailers turn to cloud computing, they’ll have little choice but to call Amazon, which they see as a competitor. There are other options, ranging from Hewlett-Packard’s burgeoning cloud services unit to another one at IBM, to Rackspace, Joyent, and Verizon’s Terremark, to name a few. Using Rackspace for comparison, he estimates that Amazon’s AWS could be worth as much as $101 billion by 2018. Read More ›

25 Enterprise Startups To Bet Your Career On

February 7th, 2013

When a company has a really huge data center and needs to use cloud tech to make it more efficient, it comes to Joyent. Joyent's tech costs "pennies on the dollar" compared to clouds built with tech from VMware, founder and CTO Jason Hoffman says. Hoffman left a successful career as an oncologist to start Joyent and it's really paid off. Famous angel Peter Thiel was an early investor—long before he became a Facebook billionaire. Since then, Intel has invested, as has Dell and EMC. In January,… Read More ›

Building for the Internet of things (and the demise of the client-server model)

January 31st, 2013

Developers, listen up: Everything you’re doing now will be irrelevant within the next ten years. The way you think about and build applications, services, and software — along with the tools you use to do so — will soon be irrelevant. There’s a massive shift happening in technology, and we are failing to recognize its implications. While this may seem like a bold assertion, the change is actually quite straightforward: the client-server model is coming to an end. The traditional flow of… Read More ›

Joyent offers Hadoop on its cloud infrastructure

January 28th, 2013

Joyent announced a new Apache Hadoop-based solution built on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) which allows companies to run enterprise-class Hadoop on the Joyent Cloud. The Hadoop solution is Joyent’s first entry into the big data space, the company said. According to the provider, its operating system virtualization and CPU bursting technology enable fast response times in Hadoop applications. Joyent’s Hadoop solution can be added to existing Joyent Cloud implementations. Read More ›

Joyent Launches Hadoop Cloud Service

January 25th, 2013

Cloud infrastructure provider Joyent jumped into the big data game this week, rolling out an Apache Hadoop service to let enterprises process high-performance data applications. The Hadoop offering will use Hortonworks Data Platform running on Joyent's high-performance cloud infrastructure, Jason Hoffman, Joyent CTO and founder, said Friday in an interview with CRN. "Our feeling about the cloud is that its advancement is being driven very much by big data services where people want to do… Read More ›

Joyent Offers Hadoop Solution for Big Data Challenges

January 24th, 2013

As a new entrant into the big data landscape Joyent is addressing industry demand to reduce costs and decrease query response times. Software product development services company Altoros Systems said that Hadoop clusters on Joyent Cloud produced a nearly 3X faster disk I/O response time versus identically-sized infrastructure. Read More ›

Hadoop goes to the cloud

January 23rd, 2013

Joyent meanwhile has also partnered with HortonWorks for its Hadoop offering, which it says runs with bare-metal performance in its cloud. Joyent claims it has the highest-performance hosted Hadoop offering, citing a study by Altoros Systems showing that its Hadoop clusters had nearly a three times faster disk input/output speed compared to similarly-sized infrastructure, while being one-third the price. Like SkyTap's offering, Joyent customers only pay for the IaaS resources, not the Hadoop… Read More ›

Joyent offers up its take on Hadoop as a service

January 23rd, 2013

Cloud computing provider Joyent has entered the Hadoop era with a new offering, although it’s likely just an appetizer for a much bigger data array of data services over the next year. Offering a Hadoop service is pretty much part and parcel of being a cloud provider at this point. By rolling out its own offering, Joyent joins the ranks of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, GoGrid, IBM and, soon enough, Rackspace. Joyent’s Hadoop service is based on the Hortonworks Data Platform (as are the… Read More ›

A Change in Leadership for Node.js

January 23rd, 2013

The post, The Next Phase of Node.js, discusses TJ's significant contributions to the project over the past year and also discusses Isaac's plans for the future. According to Isaac, TJ has been effectively leading Node for some time, and this move is just making the change official. Read More ›

The market for traditional servers is being enveloped by the cloud

January 16th, 2013

Supermicro, which builds energy-sipping servers, is another favorite manufacturer among big infrastructure providers like SoftLayer and Joyent, which puts out RFPs for its servers. “It’s the components and ratios that matter. We currently use three different chassis and three different boards: one chassis is Dell and two are Supermicro,” said Jason Hoffman CTO of San Francisco-based Joyent. Read More ›

Cloud load balancing needs more automation, customer control

January 15th, 2013

Joyent, a San Francisco-based cloud provider and Riverbed customer, offers its users access to virtual application delivery and load balancing from the Stingray product line via both a provider-managed service -- like Amazon's ELB -- or as a service controlled and managed by the customer, said Jason Hoffman, chief technology officer for Joyent. The shared structure of Amazon's ELB service was a contributing factor in the Christmas Eve failure, Hoffman said. "Instead of having a monolithic… Read More ›

Message Bus Taps Joyent Cloud for Quadruple Performance Gain

January 9th, 2013

The partnership between Message Bus and Joyent could be viewed as a milestone in the messaging and infrastructure world, Joyent officials said. By delivering on the promise of the real-time cloud, Message Bus and Joyent are liberating organizations from hardware dependencies that are not only costly and complex, but also limit the full potential of digital messaging across channels. Read More ›

InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Award winners: Joyent Cloud

January 9th, 2013

All cloud merchants make the servers seem like a commodity. You log in, you click some buttons, and you have root on a new machine. Sure, you can add more RAM, but other than that, a box is a box, right? Ah, it's trickier than that and Joyent Cloud is the proof. The company is selling a cloud machine, based on Solaris with some virtualization layer tweaks, that runs a bit faster than the others, which we learned when we started running basic tests. Not every one of our tests ran dramatically… Read More ›

InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Award winners: Node.js

January 9th, 2013

At the beginning, the idea behind Node.js seemed ludicrous. Who'd want to trade all the wonderful abstraction and programmer-liberating freedom of the thread model for all the drudgery of making sure your code can't deadlock? Who would want to try to keep nesting methods inside of methods inside of other methods just because that's how JavaScript loves to toss them around? Programmers may debate these issues for years to come, but Node.js will continue to gain converts as long as it offers fast… Read More ›

The best hardware, software, and cloud services of the year

January 9th, 2013

The drive for ease and flexibility is a big part of the industry's obsession with the cloud, and we were not immune to it. The various cloud services are on the list because they made things simpler than filling out the requisition forms, buying your own machines, and even configuring the stacks. You push some buttons on a Web page and you have root. Providing ease wasn't enough, though, because the industry is full of clouds that do that. We ended up awarding Joyent Cloud and Windows Azure,… Read More ›

Message Bus Leans on Joyent Cloud for Scalability, Performance

January 8th, 2013

With billions of messages going out into the cyber-ether every month, enterprise messaging is a huge market, but it's one that requires fast, reliable and high-capacity systems, said Jason Hoffman, founder and CTO of Joyent, in a prepared statement. Joyent's cloud was designed to provide high performance, dynamic bursting and infinite scalability in an elastic environment. Read More ›

Bad news for Amazon could be good news for “other” cloud providers

January 6th, 2013

Joyent CTO Jason Hoffman said the company sees lots of prospects that are AWS users. “Do we sit down and go after [AWS] in our materials? No. But we do talk about our availability from an uptime perspective and in aggregate we do less than 10 seconds of downtime per year. So from an availability standpoint we do very well and our conversations with customers touch on that.” Read More ›

Hires and promotions

December 23rd, 2012

Joyent appointed Henry Wasik as its chief executive officer. Wasik brings more than 20 years of senior leadership experience to Joyent and was previously president and CEO of Force10 Networks. Read More ›

What we learned from these seven developer stories in 2012

December 23rd, 2012

The year began with Node.js creator Ryan Dahl backing not-so-slowly away from the technology’s day-to-day operations inside Joyent, hinting on Twitter that he was a bit Node’d out. But as Node was passed into the hands of other caretakers, it was also gaining traction at larger companies and within larger applications. Walmart started using it. Google and Mozilla talked about how it can scale, and LinkedIn used it for its revamped mobile suite. And Yahoo used it to build a better mobile browser. Read More ›

Why HP, Dell and IBM Are on the Wrong Side of Internet History

December 17th, 2012

In 1956, the first modern container ship traveled from Newark to Houston. It seems like such a simple idea now: a boat carrying not random little crates, but massive containers that could easily be moved onto trains and trucks and straight into factories. The arrangement took years to construct, perfect and implement. But once it was put into use, the global shipping industry would never be the same. Containers revolutionized the shipping industry because they made it easier to transport… Read More ›

Amazon’s Public Cloud Battles IT Providers for Workloads from Big Companies

November 26th, 2012

"AWS feels that IBM entering with SmartCloud and HP with its public cloud may take away enterprise customers because [those older vendors] have much better relationships with them,” said one AWS partner. Telefonica and Joyent’s joint public cloud offering is also a problem for Amazon because telcos not only own the network, they are also known to have tight relationships with enterprises. Read More ›

Cutting Costs in the Cloud: Government Data Centers, IaaS and Cisco

November 26th, 2012

Joyent is also appealing to organizations that are looking to the cloud for IT operations. The IaaS provider unveiled Joyent7, a re-architected remote infrastructure offering that comes with a number of unique features. These include a built-in debugger for Node.js, extended workflow APIs, new DevOps tools and other functionality that aims to streamline the solution across the board. Read More ›

Review: Joyent Cloud is built for speed

November 21st, 2012

In the end, Joyent is offering a different kind of commodity than most of the IaaS cloud providers. Joyent is selling you a machine, just like they are, but Joyent's appliances are engineered to deliver Web pages and database storage as a service. Joyent has worked extensively on streamlining the connection between the incoming HTTP request and the bare metal. All that stands in between are Node and SmartOS, and both can be incredibly efficient in the right hands. Joyent is essentially… Read More ›

Amazon’s dead serious about the enterprise cloud

November 21st, 2012

Said one AWS partner: “AWS feels that IBM entering with SmartCloud and HP with its public cloud may take away enterprise customers because [those older vendors] have much better relationships with them.” Developments like Telefonica’s joint public cloud offering with Joyent is also a problem for Amazon given that telcos also have tight enterprise relationships and telcos “own the network edge,” he said. Read More ›

Joyent Gets New CEO, Preps Cloud Tools

November 21st, 2012

The updated cloud system "is for people who want to be a service provider, like us," said Hoffman in a visit to InformationWeek's office. Joyent operates a combination of its software and x86 hardware for partners in Europe, Russia, Asia and South America who are providing cloud-based services. Read More ›

Here Comes the Joyent7 – The First Fabric-based Cloud Infrastructure Platform

November 20th, 2012

Joyent recently released the Joyent7, the first fabric-based cloud infrastructure platform that will help enterprises and cloud service providers to fulfill their ever increasing cloud management needs. Joyent7 has been designed to deliver the performance required to run solutions for almost endless users, and allow enterprises of any size to become a cloud services provider within their own organization. Read More ›

Cloud computing's utility future gets closer

November 16th, 2012

Existing utility markets include ones for water, electricity, gas and, to a degree, basic internet connectivity. A utility market occurs when an item has been commoditised to the point that it becomes very hard to differentiate on a technology basis, and instead companies distinguish themselves through different levels of service, availability and support. Read More ›

Compute Midwest: Joyent CTO Jason Hoffman On The Industrialization Of Mobile

November 15th, 2012

“We’re strip mining Mongolia so we can look at pictures of cats.” That was one of Jason Hoffman’s, the CTO of Joyent, first statements in his talk at Compute Midwest. It was a stark reminder that the internet is more than code on your mobile phone or laptop. It’s made of large centers of power that consume resources. Read More ›

IT's new battlegrounds in the cloud revolution

November 15th, 2012

As the cloud market matures, effects of scale lock the industry into dependence on a few large companies. In this latest industrial revolution, new entrants will face a tough fight. Read More ›

Winners in the cloud revolution

November 13th, 2012

The growth of cloud computing will affect the economic nature of the industry as much as its technology. The huge scale at which the hardware and software of the cloud operates is having a significant effect on not only the types of technology being used in the industry, but which companies stand to benefit from its rise. Read More ›

Light after blackouts: Amazon Web Services pushes into its ninth region

November 12th, 2012

With scattered reports of customer defections in the wake of major outages, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today that it has expanded to the Asia Pacific region after opening a new data center in Australia. AWS is a collection of web services that Amazon offers; the most well-known include Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. It’s the largest cloud computing provider in the world, but it faces heat from Rackspace, Microsoft Azure, and newcomers like Joyent. Read More ›

Joyent Names New CEO, Readies Cloud Infrastructure Upgrade

November 9th, 2012

Joyent, a San Francisco-based cloud infrastructure provider, has named a new CEO and says it plans an updated version of its Joynet6 cloud platform for enterprises. Henry Wasik, most recently president and CEO of Force10 Networks, will take over as Joyent's CEO, the company said. At Force10 Networks, Wasik increased revenue tenfold to $200 million after joining Force10 in 2004. Read More ›

Amazon competitor Joyent jumps for joy with new product and CEO

November 7th, 2012

The good news keeps on coming for cloud infrastructure up-and-comer Joyent – today, the company announced a new CEO, global expansion plans, and a new software release. Read More ›

Joyent Launches Fabric-Based Cloud Infrastructure Platform

November 7th, 2012

The widespread adoption of mobile devices is driving the proliferation of cloud applications, which need to be properly supported by enterprises. Traditional on-premises infrastructures are increasingly unable to support the demands for highly intensive mobile and Web-based applications. With this trend in mind, cloud infrastructure provider Joyent has launched Joyent7, a fabric-based cloud infrastructure platform designed to support the increasing demands of large enterprises and cloud… Read More ›

Joyent Appoints New CEO And Pushes Out Joyent7 For The Emerging Scaled Out Enterprise

November 7th, 2012

Joyent is one of those companies that seems just different from the rest. It’s not jumping on a bandwagon of any kind — the company sets its own agenda, building open-source technologies that don’t require investments in locked up, converged systems. It appears that we are just on the verge of seeing what Joyent is becoming. What emerges will depend on how carriers like Telefonica view the advantages of a smart data center running on a smart OS. Read More ›

Joyent has a new product and new CEO

November 7th, 2012

Joyent competes against other IaaS providers such as Amazon’s Web Services, but is building a fundamentally different architecture aimed at serving the compute and economic needs of cloud and webscale customers. Read More ›

Data Centers Are the New Factories, Making and Moving Bits

October 16th, 2012

The data-center business may seem like something brand new, but in many ways it is really just a virtual version of the traditional container-shipping business, Joyent founder and chief technology officer Jason Hoffman told attendees at GigaOM’s Structure Europe conference on Tuesday morning in Amsterdam. And just as the development of modern container ships and shipping technology disrupted the manufacturing business, data centers and cloud economics are doing the same to digital businesses.… Read More ›

Jason Hoffman’s quest to build the new web machine

October 12th, 2012

There are a few thousand people around the world trying to reimagine computing to make it faster and more energy-efficient so we can continue to make the web an integral part of our lives. But unlike most of them, Jason Hoffman doesn’t work at a big Internet company like Google or Facebook and he didn’t start with a background in computer science. Hoffman came to the challenge by a different path: a quest to save his mother’s life. In 2005, Hoffman’s mother was diagnosed with breast… Read More ›

Joyent Tools Cut Data Center Power Consumption

September 20th, 2012

New tools are appearing in the ongoing battle to reduce energy consumption in a data center, and some of these tools are also designed to boost a data center's power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating. Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft compete to get to the lowest possible PUE measure in their newest data centers. PUE compares how much total electricity a data center imports to get a unit of computing done. Most older enterprise data centers have a PUE of 1.9- 2.0; they consume almost twice… Read More ›

Joyent Adds Trellis DCIM to its Cloud-Infrastructure Package

September 19th, 2012

Joyent and Emerson Network Power have added the latter’s data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution Trellis to the hardware-and-software IT infrastructure package Joyent sells to companies that wish to provide cloud services. Read More ›

Amazon Rival Brings Nuke Know-How to the Data Center

September 18th, 2012

Joyent is best known for offering its own Amazon-like “cloud” services, but it also sells stuff that helps companies running cloudy architectures in their own data centers. On Tuesday, the company pumped up this side of its business, unveiling a partnership with electrical equipment giant Emerson meant to help companies track how much energy is consumed by their in-house cloud applications. Read More ›

Pagoda Box Is Easier Than Amazon Web Services, But More Customizable Than Heroku

September 11th, 2012

I’ve had a sense for a while that infrastructure-as-a-service (like Amazon Web Services) and platform-as-a-service (like Heroku) are converging. Developers love the idea of using a PaaS to speed up provisioning and deployment, but don’t necessarily want to completely give up control of their environments. One sign of this convergence is Pagoda Box, a PaaS that provides a deeper level of control over infrastructure while still abstracting away all the hard stuff. Read More ›

Joyent: The Application Superserver

August 15th, 2012

Jason Hoffman calls himself a ‘data center industrialist’. The 39-year-old co-founder and CTO of the San Francisco-based cloud powerhouse Joyent says his company is industrializing data centers much like mechanization and standardization transformed the shipping industry. Instead of having longshoremen carrying loads to and from ships, we now have heavily mechanized ports designed around the standard shipping container. In the same way, infrastructure cloud for Joyent is taking the… Read More ›

InformationWeek: Joyent’s Cloud Competes With Google, Amazon, InformationWeek

July 9th, 2012

By Charles Babcock Joyent's unique infrastructure design doesn't follow the path of Google or Amazon, includes built-in security and large data pipes for big business use. While Amazon and Google steal the limelight, Joyent has been hard at work off in the wings building out a competitive cloud infrastructure to compete with both of them. So far it's raised $120 million to produce an infrastructure that departs significantly from both Amazon and Google. At the same time, it competes… Read More ›

Wired: Where in the World Is Google Building Servers?

July 6th, 2012

By Cade Metz Though few realize it, Google is now one of the world’s largest hardware makers. Since 2000, the company has designed the computer servers that underpin its empire of online services, including Google Search, Gmail, and Google Docs, and since 2005, according to one former employee, it has also designed the networking equipment that connects these servers. For years, the company kept all this very quiet, seeing its hardware design efforts as perhaps its most significant… Read More ›

MarketPlace Radio: Competition heads for the cloud

July 2nd, 2012

Queena Kim    Listen to the radio story: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/competition-heads-cloud Tess Vigeland: So I went to post on Instagram Friday night -- a photo of the beautiful Pasadena city hall building at night -- and I got this error message. So did everybody else who uses Instagram, Netflix or Pinterest. What mayhem was this? A storm. Which, by the way, caused all kinds of untold actual damage, as well as the horror of not being able to post pictures of what… Read More ›

GigaOm: Latest outage raises more questions about Amazon cloud

June 30th, 2012

Barb Darrow   6/30/12 Massive thunderstorms notwithstanding, the fact that Amazon’s U.S. East data center went down again Friday night while other cloud services hosted in the same area kept running raises anew questions about whether Amazon is suffering architectural glitches that go beyond acts of God. While most Amazon services were back up Saturday morning, the company was still working on provisioning the backlog for its ELB load balancers as of 5:31 p.m. eastern time, according… Read More ›

TechCloud9: Guarding BYOD in the enterprise

June 25th, 2012

Martin Banks Some people call it Bring Your Own Device, and some Bring Your Own System. But whether you opt for BYOD or BYOS, the end result is the same: the growing need to oblige organisations around the world to embrace the BYOD/BYOS approach, and allow personal smartphones and tablets to access business applications and private corporate data. And let's face it, the move makes a great deal of sense. Not only do staff get to use tools they are familiar with – and it is quite likely the… Read More ›

Mobile Enterprise: Fixmo and Joyent Partner on Secure BYOD Management in the Cloud

June 22nd, 2012

By Jessica Binns, Contributing Editor Mobile risk company Fixmo is working with Joyent, a cloud computing provider, to deliver cloud-based mobile security and corporate data protection solutions to enable secure, managed and compliant BYOD deployments in a scalable cloud environment. The companies will jointly offer Fixmo’s defense-grade mobile solutions for BYOD security, device management, data loss prevention (DLP) and compliance assurance through Joyent’s carrier-grade SmartOS… Read More ›

CloudPro: How cloud computing is set to change the face of media forever

April 29th, 2012

The media have been quick to embrace the potential of the cloud and it's a market that will look very different in the future. As cloud computing now passes from what we might perhaps call its adolescence into full adulthood, the industry as a whole is starting to refine its messages with regard to specific industry verticals. With clear advantages in terms of operational flexibility, quick start up with low capital-expenditure and back end serviceability, cloud computing is arguably well… Read More ›

Cloud Angle: Three Open Source-Based Cloud Alternatives to OpenStack

April 24th, 2012

Maybe you’re waiting for OpenStack to mature. Maybe you’re testing OpenStack internally but want to see what else is out there. Or maybe you’re just curious. Regardless, now that we’ve taken a look at what OpenStack is up against when it comes to Amazon Web Services and VMware, here’s a look at how a few other open source projects stack up (pun very much intended). Joyent In a relatively shameless grab for customers and developers, service provider Joyent spread… Read More ›

Computerworld UK: Joyent launches public cloud in Europe

April 19th, 2012

Joyent, a cloud provider that counts LinkedIn among its customers, is launching its services in Europe today. The launch of Joyent Cloud Europe is driven by demand from the company’s North American customers looking to grow their European business, it said. “Many of our Joyent Cloud customers have experienced significant growth based on the superior user experience and performance we deliver on Joyent Cloud,” said Steve Tuck, executive VP and general manager of Joyent Cloud. Read More ›

ZDNet UK: Joyent infrastructure cloud touches down in Europe

April 19th, 2012

Joyent has brought its cloud to Europe to meet demand from local companies, using a Dutch datacentre to cut latency on services previously provided by its US facilities. The European expansion, launched on Thursday, comes after the San Francisco-based company closed a £54m round of funding to give it the resources to expand globally and take on cloud incumbent Amazon Web Services. Joyent also plans to open datacentres in Singapore and Tokyo to meet demand there, Steven Tuck, general… Read More ›

InfoQ: Operating Node.js in Production, with Bryan Cantrill

March 9th, 2012

Summary Bryan talks about the challenges of operating Node.js in real production environments and the experiences he had working with it at Joyent. He also talks about DTrace, SmartOS, V8 and compares with other platforms. Bio Bryan Cantrill is VP of Engineering at Joyent, where he has led development of Joyent's SmartOS and SmartDataCenter products. Previously a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, Bryan has spent over fifteen years working on system software, from the guts of the… Read More ›

InfoTech Spotlight: Joyent Extends Real-Time Public Cloud Offering to Asia

March 6th, 2012

Joyent will extend its real-time public cloud offering to Asia in the second quarter of 2012.   This move is made to help Joyent customers expand their businesses into the two regions. The extension will also aid its partners like Telefonica (News - Alert) who have to deliver real-time infrastructure that can handle the increasing need for machine-to-machine and real-time mobile communications.   Joyent, a global provider of cloud computing software and services, will begin the… Read More ›

CIO: How Cloud Computing Is Forcing IT Evolution

March 2nd, 2012

I had the privilege of chairing the infrastructure track at last week's Cloud Connect conference. Three of the presentations were particularly interesting, offering a good perspective on just how dramatic an effect cloud computing is having on IT. Summed up, the capability and agility of cloud computing is forcing an extremely rapid evolution. In a sense, these effects are akin to what would happen to an established living ecosystem were significant change to occur within. One could expect… Read More ›

CloudTweaks: What’s Special about the Joyent Funding Round?

February 27th, 2012

There is nothing special about small companies or startups getting funding, other than the obvious vindication of the opportunities in cloud computing. In fact, such funding stories have been the focus of several articles here (See the latest one: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 8). However, there’s something different, and in my opinion, special, about the $85 million round of funding closed by San Francisco cloud services provider Joyent (http://www.joyent.com/).  … Read More ›

InfoWorld: The rise of Node.js: JavaScript graduates to the server

February 7th, 2012

Although it is just three years old, Node.js is gaining traction as an application development platform, letting developers extend JavaScript beyond the browser and into servers. But questions remain about JavaScript's appropriateness on servers and developers' readiness to use it. Invented by Joyent developer Ryan Dahl, Node.js -- or simply Node -- is getting endorsements from established companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo, as well as from smaller ventures. Geared to network… Read More ›

Structure Research: Joyent raises $85m; building out footprint through partners, direct

February 7th, 2012

Summary: We had a chance to speak with Joyent about some of its latest developments.   Details: Joyent recently raised an $85m funding round, with the majority investment provided by European group Weather Investment II. Weather Investment II is a strategic investor in telecommunications companies. Telefónica Digital also participated in the round. Telefónica Digital is a strategic arm of the telco (of the same name). Telefónica: Joyent is working with… Read More ›

Silicon Angle: Joyent CEO Tells How Node.js Fits Into Mobile Strategy

February 6th, 2012

Joyent, the California-based cloud computing startup founded by Jason Hoffman, caught up with John Furrier and Alex Williams at the Cube to talk about Node’s strategy and technical impact. He discussed everything Node.js at the first NodeSummit in San Francisco. In a conversation with own our John Furrier and Alex Williams, Hoffman discussed his company’s history, the recent massive funding round of $85 million, Node.js and its evolution in both the future of computing and today’s… Read More ›

VentureBeat: How a teen-founded company won the Node Jam

January 28th, 2012

January 28, 2012—- Five years ago, a fifteen-year-old student built a website; this week, the same website won the Node Jam at Node Summit, the conference focusing on all things Node.js. Quizlet is a site you might never have heard of unless you were a teen or an educator, yourself. The flashcard-focused site helps millions of students who need to memorize information and prepare for tests by making learning both fun and effective. The teenage founder, Andrew Sutherland (pictured), built… Read More ›

ITworld: The Grand /usr-fication of Linux

January 27th, 2012

January 27, 2012—- The Fedora Project is currently mounting a concerted effort to merge Linux filesystem directories into a more organized structure, an effort known as /usr merge. This is not really new news: I covered this back in November. But a new posting on FreeDesktop.org from systemd developer Lennart Poettering is seeking to dispel many of the arguments against such a merge, while touting the merger’s advantages. Poettering is not the initial proposer of /usr… Read More ›

Mobile News: Telefónica signs deal with Joyent for cloud services deployment

January 24th, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Telecoms provider also makes equity investment in the company for use of its technologies and software as it looks to boost its product offering Telefónica has signed an agreement with cloud and systems software provider Joyent to give it access to Joyent’s latest technologies and software for the deployment of cloud services. Telefónica, which has also made an equity investment in Joyent, said cloud-based services are a key focus area for its new Digital unit, and… Read More ›

Business Insider: This Company Just Raised $85 Million To Beat Back Amazon

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Amazon Web Services isn’t the only cloud computing game in town, and one of its competitors just got a lot stronger: Joyent has rasied $85 million from a surprising source—Spanish phone company Telefonica. European private equity firm Weather Investment II also participated. Joyent actually began offering its public cloud service a few months before Amazon, according to CEO David Young—“although we didn’t call it cloud.” While AWS is… Read More ›

Cloud Pro: Joyent snags round of funding to boost cloud attack

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Cloud company Joyent boosted by $85m of venture funding for range of new services Joyent is set to get some big funding in its move on Amazon’s cloud market. The San Francisco-based company has just snaffled a whopping $85 million in funding in its bid to ramp up its cloud offering. The European venture capital firm Weather Investment II, advised by Accelero Capital, is providing the bulk of the funding, with Spanish telco Telefonica also participating as a strategic… Read More ›

CNN Money: Venture capital deals

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Joyent, a San Francisco-based provider of cloud computing software and services, has raised $85 million in new VC funding. Weather Investment II led the round, and was joined by Telefonica Digital and return backers El Dorado Ventures, Epic Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Intel Capital, and Liberty Global. The company previously raised over $27 million. Read more Read More ›

GigaOM: Cloud provider Joyent gets $85 million for global expansion

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Updated: Joyent has netted $85 million in new venture funding to fuel a global expansion of its cloud services. Most of the new money comes from Weather Investment II Group and Accelero Capital, but Telefonica Digital is also investing. Existing Joyent backers include Intel Capital, Epic Ventures, Liberty Global, Greycroft Partners and El Dorado Ventures. San Francisco-based Joyent fields public cloud services itself but also sells cloud technology to businesses wanting… Read More ›

TechCrunch: Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Cloud computing software and service provider Joyent has secured an $85 million round of new funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by European group Weather Investment II. It also included Telefónica Digital, the growth arm of global telecom giant Telefónica, which participated as a strategic investor. Weather II is a strategic shareholder in telecommunications companies. Most notably, it holds a 20% stake in Vimpelcom, the world’s sixth… Read More ›

The Wall Street Journal: The Daily Start-Up: Home Depot Buys Red Beacon In Newest Project

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- In its first acquisition since 2006, Home Depot has acquired home services specialist Red Beacon, which has a software platform that lets pre-screened home service professionals–plumbers, painters, house cleaners and so on–bid for jobs. Home Depot will use Red Beacon to connect its own customers, which include both consumers and professionals. The race to supply companies with the software they need to build an Amazon-style cloud service is heating up, with $85… Read More ›

VentureBeat: Joyent grabs $85M from Weather Investment II, Telefonica to take on Amazon in cloud com

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Cloud computing startup Joyent has raised a humongous $85 million round of funding, which will help the company with its plan of out-innovating Amazon in cloud computing technology. Joyent provides infrastructure cloud computing services for customers like LinkedIn, THQ, Gilt Groupe and Kabam. The company’s core offering will now be enhanced with a wide-ranging partnership with Telefónica Digital, the global business division of London-based telecommunications… Read More ›

Wired: Google’s Chrome Browser Sprouts Programming Kit of The Future

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Chito Manansala is the reason you and about 2 billion other people can instantly pay with a Visa card in shops across the planet. As chief system architect at Visa, Manansala designed the communications system at the heart ofVisaNet — a worldwide network of shops, ATMs, banks, and websites that handles 130 million payments a day. In other words, he knows how to build a contraption that juggles ridiculous amounts of information with each passing second. In 2007, after… Read More ›

Portfolio.com: Joyent Shoots for “Star Alliance” of the Cloud

January 22nd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- David Young plans to use $85 million to build his cloud computing company into a global force. A San Francisco company that provides cloud computing power for businesses has pulled in $85 million in funding and a partnership with one of the world’s largest telecommunications company. “You need to think of this as almost a Star Alliance for the cloud,” Dave Young, chief executive of Joyent, said of his company’s deal with Telefonica Digital, which participated in… Read More ›

Techvibes: Joyent Partners with Vancouver’s NodeFly to Bring Node.js Analytics Services to the Cloud

January 22nd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Joyent Cloud, a high-performance public cloud, and NodeFly, an provider of cloud application and infrastructure monitoring services, have announced a partnership to offer Node.js analytics services to Joyent customers. Vancouver-based NodeFly is the first monitoring services company to integrate Node.js analytics into its offering. NodeFly CTO Eugene Kaydalov and his team developed the analytics service by pulling data from Joyent Cloud Analytics, a unique analytics… Read More ›

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