Nodejitsu and Joyent Cloud Join Forces to Deliver Node.js Infrastructure and Orchestration Tools to Fast Growing Developer Base

April 2nd, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY--Joyent Cloud, the public cloud designed for real-time, high-performance applications, and Nodejitsu, provider of cloud management software and enterprise development tools for Node.js, today announced a partnership to deliver best-of-breed infrastructure and platform services and software to the growing ranks of enterprise and public cloud users developing and deploying applications for Node.js. Node.js is the fast-growing, high-performance application environment that simplifies the unified development of front-end and server-side architectures using JavaScript, the language of the Web. The new service will allow thousands of developers to easily build, deploy, scale and manage Node.js applications on Nodejitsu's platform.

With this partnership, Nodejitsu's Platform-as-a-Service and orchestration tools will run in the Joyent Cloud to give Nodejitsu users the best front-end connected to the best back-end environments for running Node.js applications.

Joyent Cloud provides public and private cloud computing software and services to popular Web applications that include LinkedIn, Voxer, Gilt Groupe and TaskRabbit. Joyent is the corporate steward of the Node.js open source project and manages the Node.js code repositories.

"This partnership represents a best-of-breed Node infrastructure in collaboration with a best-of-breed Node application orchestration platform to create the best possible experience for customers," said Nodejitsu CEO Charlie Robbins. "We are very excited about working together with Joyent to guide Node.js into the future."

Nodejitsu has long been dedicated to the UserLand portion of Node.js, maintaining over 200 widely used open source modules that are complementary to their commercial solutions.

"Nodejitsu provides cohesive tools for managing Node.js applications in public, hybrid or private clouds. This mitigates the risk and overhead associated with integrating third party deployment, monitoring, provisioning, and scaling solutions," said Nodejitsu CTO Paolo Fragomeni.

This partnership enables the rapid expansion of Node.js platform services to drive adoption of Node.js. It also enables more developers and operations teams to take advantage of Joyent's unique capabilities for Quality Assurance and performance-tuning Node.js applications. In particular, Joyent Cloud Analytics, powered by DTrace, provides deep application monitoring and performance analytics equivalent to running core dumps and CPU profiling, in a dynamic environment. Until now, these types of environments have presented challenges for developers seeking deep insights into application and compute processes. Further, Joyent Cloud delivers debugging tools for Node.js that accelerate application development and reduce the cost and man-hours required to achieve stability.

"Nodejitsu is one of the leading players in the Node.js space and our team is very eager to work with them to build out additional capabilities and drive user adoption and awareness of both the Node.js environment and Nodejitsu's tools," said Steve Tuck, general manager of the Joyent Cloud.

About Joyent

Joyent is a global cloud computing and systems software provider that offers an integrated technology suite designed for enterprises and developers. Joyent Cloud 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.

About Nodejitsu

Based in New York, NY, Nodejitsu provides a Platform-as-a-Service environment for Node.js applications ranging from development environments to enterprise deployments. The company also provides a variety of tools and platforms to simplify management and orchestration of Node.js applications. Nodejitsu is an active participant in the Node.js open source project and contributes significant code to the various Node.js repositories on GitHub. For more information, visit http://www.nodejitsu.com.

Joyent Media Contact

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

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