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Cloud load balancing needs more automation, customer control

January 15th, 2013

Joyent, a San Francisco-based cloud provider and Riverbed customer, offers its users access to virtual application delivery and load balancing from the Stingray product line via both a provider-managed service -- like Amazon's ELB -- or as a service controlled and managed by the customer, said Jason Hoffman, chief technology officer for Joyent. The shared structure of Amazon's ELB service was a contributing factor in the Christmas Eve failure, Hoffman said. "Instead of having a monolithic… Read More ›

Message Bus Taps Joyent Cloud for Quadruple Performance Gain

January 9th, 2013

The partnership between Message Bus and Joyent could be viewed as a milestone in the messaging and infrastructure world, Joyent officials said. By delivering on the promise of the real-time cloud, Message Bus and Joyent are liberating organizations from hardware dependencies that are not only costly and complex, but also limit the full potential of digital messaging across channels. Read More ›

InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Award winners: Joyent Cloud

January 9th, 2013

All cloud merchants make the servers seem like a commodity. You log in, you click some buttons, and you have root on a new machine. Sure, you can add more RAM, but other than that, a box is a box, right? Ah, it's trickier than that and Joyent Cloud is the proof. The company is selling a cloud machine, based on Solaris with some virtualization layer tweaks, that runs a bit faster than the others, which we learned when we started running basic tests. Not every one of our tests ran dramatically… Read More ›

InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Award winners: Node.js

January 9th, 2013

At the beginning, the idea behind Node.js seemed ludicrous. Who'd want to trade all the wonderful abstraction and programmer-liberating freedom of the thread model for all the drudgery of making sure your code can't deadlock? Who would want to try to keep nesting methods inside of methods inside of other methods just because that's how JavaScript loves to toss them around? Programmers may debate these issues for years to come, but Node.js will continue to gain converts as long as it offers fast… Read More ›

The best hardware, software, and cloud services of the year

January 9th, 2013

The drive for ease and flexibility is a big part of the industry's obsession with the cloud, and we were not immune to it. The various cloud services are on the list because they made things simpler than filling out the requisition forms, buying your own machines, and even configuring the stacks. You push some buttons on a Web page and you have root. Providing ease wasn't enough, though, because the industry is full of clouds that do that. We ended up awarding Joyent Cloud and Windows Azure,… Read More ›

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