Joyent Launching Public Cloud Services in Japan, Southeast Asia to Meet Growing Demand for Real-Time

March 1st, 2012

Customers’ Real-Time Computing Needs Demand the Real-Time Capabilities of Joyent’s Cloud Infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Mar 1, 2012—Joyent, a global provider of cloud computing software and services, today announced its plans to extend its real-time public cloud offering to Asia in the second quarter of 2012, starting with a public cloud in Tokyo and following with a Singapore-based operation catering to the greater Southeast Asia region.

The plan is in response to existing customers who plan to expand their businesses into the two regions, and from partners like Telefonica who are encountering heightening demands for bullet-proof, real-time infrastructure that can handle the increasing need for machine-to-machine and real-time mobile communications.

“Japanese consumers and businesses have high standards when it comes to real-time apps, and we want to ensure that these customers—some of the most innovative and pioneering companies in the world—are provided with the best cloud experience across the globe,” stated Steve Tuck, General Manager of Joyent Cloud, Joyent’s public cloud line of business. “Similarly, consumers and businesses in Southeast Asia are demanding a better cloud services experience and we will provide that through our unique technology stack.”

“Joyent service and support is key to Voxer’s highly demanding global service. Japanese and other users in Asia are embracing Voxer and as these markets expand we will continue to depend on Joyent to provide the required data center presence,” said Matt Ranney, CTO of Voxer, provider of the popular Walkie Talkie application for mobile devices. “We look forward to working with Joyent in Japan and Southeast Asia to continue providing true real-time functionality and service for our sophisticated customers.”

Joyent’s SmartDataCenter, the cloud infrastructure platform that has powered the Joyent Cloud business in the U.S. for seven years, is a living showcase that sets Joyent apart from other cloud software providers that do not run public clouds. Accompanying SmartDataCenter is SmartOS, the operating system developed and optimized by Joyent and includes highly efficient use of hardware through operating system virtualization, native security, and Node.js, the rapidly emerging server-side Javascript language and runtime that is making machine-to-machine and big data computing more efficient than ever before.

Throughout 2012 Joyent will roll out a collection of seamlessly connected high performance public clouds that serve global corporations with consistent computing services on every continent.

About Joyent

Joyent is a global cloud computing and systems software provider that offers an integrated technology suite designed for enterprises and developers. JoyentCloud.com delivers public cloud services to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including LinkedIn, Voxer, and Gilt Groupe. Node.js, the open source server-side JavaScript project owned and stewarded by Joyent, provides developers and enterprises such as Microsoft with the most powerful runtime for developing data-intensive, real-time apps. Joyent is also the key contributor to and sponsor of Joyent SmartOS, an open source project dedicated to the complete, modern operating system. SmartDataCenter orchestrates Joyent’s technologies into a cohesive, reliable and distributed system that can stand up to the compute demands of the modern world. A global ecosystem of leading technology partners assists Joyent in enabling customers to leverage the performance, scalability, reliability and security inherent in the company’s cloud solutions. For more information, visit http://www.joyentcloud.com.

Joyent Media Contact

Scott VanSickle Hoffman PR svansickle@hoffman.com +1-408-975-3084

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