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USENIX: Flame graph shows system performance in a new light

November 8th, 2013

Brendan Gregg, lead performance engineer at cloud provider Joyent, has developed a visualization technique called a flame graph that can be effective for charting how system resources such as CPUs and memory are used. Read More ›

Brendan Gregg's "Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud"

November 5th, 2013

A new performance reference was needed, and I eagerly waited for something that thoroughly covered modern, distributed computing performance issues from the ground up. Well, there's a new classic now, authored yet again by Brendan Gregg, former Solaris kernel engineer at Sun and now Lead Performance Engineer at Joyent. Read More ›

Hires and promotions - Nov 6

November 5th, 2013

Joyent hired Brett Newsome as chief financial officer. Newsome was previously CFO at GoGrid. Read More ›

So you wanna learn Node Come to DevBeat we’ll teach you

November 2nd, 2013

Yes, you can come to DevBeat and get up and hacking with Node in about an hour. We’ll give you everything you need to get started, and you’ll also get some truly helpful “homework” to take away from the show. For the seasoned polyglot, this crash course, taught by Joyent’s training director, will be invaluable. Read More ›

The building blocks of Joyent's cloud technology stack

October 30th, 2013

Joyent built its high-performance cloud service with an unusual set of powerful components, starting with its own SmartOS. Find out what makes it tick. It’s hard to make a cloud technology stack handle the extreme scale-out loads of cloud computing. It takes a brave company to make things harder by choosing less common components, even if that does mean building a better service. But that’s what Joyent did with SmartOS and SmartDataCenter. Read More ›

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