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In Battle With Amazon, Google Hardens Its Cloud Services

February 21st, 2013

[Google's] support plans are probably a move to make the services more competitive with the likes of Amazon Web Services, Joyent, and Microsoft Azure. It’s hard to say how well the Google family of cloud products has done in the market, but research conducted by cloud management vendor Zenoss found that Google App Engine was the most popular “platform cloud” among its users. Read More ›

Telefonica and FeedHenry partner up on enterprise mobile app development

February 15th, 2013

Essentially, Telefonica will start selling FeedHenry’s platform to its European enterprise customers with Instant Servers providing the hosting piece. Technologically, the two platforms are fairly well aligned — FeedHenry uses Node.js for integration with its back-end systems, and the Joyent-based Instant Servers platform uses Node.js SmartMachine virtual machines. Predictably, the two companies talk in their statement about “sharing a vision for cloud computing”. Read More ›

Is Amazon yesterday’s cloud?

February 14th, 2013

Every six months or so stories crop up about startup companies leaving Amazon Web Services in whole or in part. Heck, I’ve done a few of those stories myself. These defectors usually cite fear of vendor lock-in as their rationale. And smart competitors — OpenStack players like Rackspace as well as Joyent, SoftLayer et al, do their best to capitalize on this “Amazon-has-gotten-too-big-for-its-britches” meme. Read More ›

Should Amazon Spin Out Its Cloud Operations?

February 13th, 2013

The problem, as Horan see it, is that when retailers turn to cloud computing, they’ll have little choice but to call Amazon, which they see as a competitor. There are other options, ranging from Hewlett-Packard’s burgeoning cloud services unit to another one at IBM, to Rackspace, Joyent, and Verizon’s Terremark, to name a few. Using Rackspace for comparison, he estimates that Amazon’s AWS could be worth as much as $101 billion by 2018. Read More ›

25 Enterprise Startups To Bet Your Career On

February 7th, 2013

When a company has a really huge data center and needs to use cloud tech to make it more efficient, it comes to Joyent. Joyent's tech costs "pennies on the dollar" compared to clouds built with tech from VMware, founder and CTO Jason Hoffman says. Hoffman left a successful career as an oncologist to start Joyent and it's really paid off. Famous angel Peter Thiel was an early investor—long before he became a Facebook billionaire. Since then, Intel has invested, as has Dell and EMC. In January,… Read More ›

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