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Google, LinkedIn, and Microsoft prove no cloud is too big to fail

March 22nd, 2013

Balance across multiple cloud providers. Instead of just using Amazon Web Services, use a combination of AWS with Joyent, Azure, Rackspace, and/or another provider, diverting traffic to an available cloud in the event of a failure. Read More ›

Worried your cloud service will die? Get open source insurance

March 22nd, 2013

When it comes to complex business systems, open source offers us "community escrow" -- the ability to pick a different service provider to maintain the source code abandoned by your previous supplier. This was what the OpenSolaris community did when Oracle pulled out, and the resulting collaboratively maintained code continues to deliver differentiating value at the core of companies like Joyent and Nexenta under the name Illumos. Read More ›

Joyent, Cloudant Launch Database Service Atop SmartOS

March 21st, 2013

The database as a service market is heating up, as cloud providers look to court application developers with promising offerings. The latest such move is the result of a deepening partnership between Joyent and Cloudant. Cloudant is now available on the Joyent high-performance cloud platform, and the two today came out today with a multi-tenant Cloudant cluster running in Joyent’s Jubilee data center in Ashburn, Virginia. Dedicated Cloudant clusters running on Joyent will be available this… Read More ›

Joyent tools up for Amazon battle

March 18th, 2013

After almost a year of continuous technical development, Cloudant is taking the wraps off of a database-as-a-service product served out of data centers operated by Joyent – a product that looks to be technically superior to its nearest as-a-service rival, Amazon's DyanamoDB. The deal was announced on Thursday and will see Cloudant make its CouchDB-based distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) available on top of Joyent's cloud. Read More ›

The 25 Most Creative People In Tech

March 15th, 2013

In 2005, at age 31, Bryan Cantrill set the IT world on fire by inventing something called "DTrace" a realtime way to test software problems that changed diagnostics forever. He was working for Sun Microsystems at the time. After Oracle acquired Sun, Cantrill moved to cloud company Joyent. There he became the face of "node.js" another technology setting the programming world on fire. Read More ›

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