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Where SDN and DevOps tools meet

July 23rd, 2013

As SDN takes hold, engineers will design networks that are subservient to the application and that provide "app-centric visibility, management, automation, provisioning and orchestration," he said. In this new scenario, software interacts with and automatically modifies the network layer, said Ben Rockwood, director of cloud operations at San Francisco-based cloud service and infrastructure provider Joyent. "VM A wants to connect with network B, and the software enables that to happen… Read More ›

Don't Tell Them its REST

July 19th, 2013

The subject of API security raises some debate. Halliday and Shaw feel that new security protocols such as OAuth have become a drag on the original excitement of consuming APIs with command line tools such as curl. However Cavage counters that security must align with the value of the API you are protecting and that HTTP basic authentication is often not sufficient. Cavage introduces HTTP Signatures which he says is better than passwords but "easier than the other [protocols]". HTTP Signatures… Read More ›

Cloud Oligarchy? Not Even Close

July 17th, 2013

I'm more intrigued by Heroku, Engine Yard, Joyent, Red Hat's Open Shift, VMware's Cloud Foundry andnewcomers like DigitalOcean, which went from 100 to 7,000 servers between December and June. How could the oligarchs allow it to get away with that? Read More ›

How Joyent Uses OS Virtualization to Deliver its Manta Object Storage Platform

July 10th, 2013

Log processing is one of the chief use cases that Cantrill says Manta is currently being used for. Transcoding multimedia is another, said Cantrill, who explained that with Manta, because the tenant doesn’t need to pull their images into transient compute, they can transcode them at rest and create new Manta objects as a result. Read More ›

Joyent's Manta Brings Analytics to Your Cloud Data

June 26th, 2013

Laura DiDio, an analyst with Information Technology Intelligence Consulting, said that this availability of computing with object storage is "where the industry is going," and added that Joyent is "playing at the leading edge of the market." Read More ›

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