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 job of provisioning a server out of the hands of a human and automating it, shifting the cost from payroll to technology.