Joyent Expands Compute Product Line and Introduces Reserved Pricing

May 23rd, 2013

New Instance Types and Flexible Pricing Options Drive Cloud Costs Down

San Francisco - (May 23, 2013) - Joyent, Inc., the high-performance cloud infrastructure company, today announced the immediate availability of a broad expansion of its elastic compute service product line as well as reserved pricing plans and globally consistent pricing, allowing customers more flexibility and control to optimize on their price to performance value.

With its new end-to-end elastic compute service, Joyent meets the demands of customers of any size, from mobile startup to Fortune 100 enterprise, offering more flexibility and control, while simultaneously delivering an easy migration path from and interoperability with other Cloud IaaS providers. As such, Joyent has launched several new instance types, which customers can obtain and boot in minutes, allowing fast up and down scaling as computing requirements change. The new instances fall into the following five families:

  • Standard. Provides a balanced set of resources and a low cost platform that is well suited for a wide variety of applications.
  • High Memory. Offers large memory sizes for high throughput applications, including database and memory caching applications.
  • High CPU. Provides proportionally more CPU resources than memory (RAM) and are well suited for compute-intensive applications.
  • High Storage. Delivers proportionally higher storage density per instance, and are ideally suited for applications that benefit from high sequential I/O performance across very large data sets. High Storage instances also provide high levels of CPU, memory and network performance.
  • High I/O. Provides very high disk I/O performance and are ideally suited for many high performance database workloads. High I/O instances provide SSD-based local instance storage, and also provide high levels of CPU, memory and network performance.

In addition, with the introduction of one- and three-year reserved capacity pricing options, Joyent customers can drive cloud costs down even further. With reserved capacity, customers can purchase the high-performance Joyent compute service with an upfront, one-time fee and receive a significant discount on the hourly charge for that instance over the contract term.

“Our goal is to make our value fully visible to the market while continuing to make the Joyent public cloud easier to use,” said Henry Wasik, President and CEO, Joyent. “In dramatically expanding our compute products to meet and anticipate the breadth of customers’ needs, we’re reaffirming our commitment to make the Joyent public cloud truly accessible and affordable to any business.”

For more information on Joyent’s expanded instances and new pricing options, visit: http://joyent.com/pricing

About Joyent

Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure company, offering enterprises and developers the best public, and hybrid cloud infrastructure for today’s demanding real-time web and mobile applications. For more information visit www.joyent.com.

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