Node.js Selected by InfoWorld for 2012 Technology of the Year Award

January 11th, 2012

San Francisco, January 11, 2012 Joyent, a global provider of cloud computing software and services, today announced that Node.js, an open source platform for easily building fast, scalable real time applications, has been chosen by InfoWorld for the Technology of the Year Award. Joyent is the corporate sponsor and key driver of Node.js and offers an integrated suite of products and services utilizing this award winning technology. The platform is ideally suited to run on Joyent SmartOS, the Joyent open source operating system delivering real time analytics and leading process and container security designed to stand up to the growing performance and scalability demands of modern computing.

Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the annual awards identify the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape. Winners are drawn from all of the products tested during the past year, with the final selections made by InfoWorld’s Test Center staff. All products reviewed by the Test Center are eligible to win.

Node.js uses event-driven, asynchronous I/O that minimizes overhead and maximizes scalability. This makes Node.js an ideal platform for data intensive real-Time (DIRTy) applications that include:

  • Location-based advertising, incentive programs and services.
  • Online gaming applications
  • Applications for mobile devices
  • Embedded, industry-specific devices and applications
  • The Internet of Things

“From the smartphones in our pockets to the data centers and clouds that are delivering the applications that businesses depend on, the technology landscape is changing faster than ever. Drawn from the very best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services we tested during 2011, our 2012 Technology of the Year Awards celebrate the products and services that are leading the way,” said Doug Dineley, Executive Editor/Test Center, InfoWorld.

“As applications become more dependent on real-time information, developers are looking for the easiest way to build fast, scalable network applications, which is driving tremendous growth in adoption of Node.js,” said Ryan Dahl, creator of Node.js and senior engineer at Joyent. “This award illustrates the power of Node.js as the platform of choice for mobile, gaming and e-commerce applications.”

For more information about Node.js, please visit http://www.joyent.com/node-js and for SmartOS, please visit http://www.joyent.com/smartos

About Joyent

Joyent is a global cloud computing software and service provider that offers an integrated technology suite designed for service providers, enterprises, and developers. Joyent licenses its cloud software to service providers that include Dell, FirstServer Softbank, Orascom and Uniserve, who in turn provide cloud services and products to their own customers. Powered by Joyent Smart Technologies, JoyentCloud.com delivers public cloud services to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe and Kabam. Joyent offerings also include Platform-as-a-Service based on Node.js, the open source server-side JavaScript development environment that has been embraced by enterprises around the world such as Microsoft. 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 www.joyent.com

About InfoWorld

InfoWorld helps IT decision makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in the independent InfoWorld Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG’s media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. More than 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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Joyent Media Contact

The Hoffman Agency Scott VanSickle 408-975-3084 svansickle@hoffman.com

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