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Joyent Open-Sources Its Core Technology

November 6th, 2014

In a bold move, cloud specialist Joyent has announced it's open-sourcing its core technology. That includes software that competes directly with OpenStack and enables high-performance use of container technology like Docker. The newly open projects enable easy management of containers at scale. Read More ›

Joyent Raises $15M as it Emphasizes Use of Trendy Container Technology

November 4th, 2014

As an early advocate for the usage of the containers in the cloud, Joyent is among the cloud service providers with the most amount of actual experience running containers in the cloud. Fresh off raising another $15 million in financing, Joyent CTO Brian Cantrill said that part of the company’s strategy from here will be to optimize the company’s cloud platform to run Docker containers. Read More ›

Cloud provider Joyent bets the farm on containers

October 31st, 2014

Joyent has primarily focused on pushing its SmartOS operating system that uses “zones” for securely running applications, based on Sun’s once-open source operating system, Solaris. SmartOS skips the virtualization technology of the sort enterprise software company VMware made popular, which uses a hypervisor to creates multiple virtual machines for running applications on each server. But while Joyent may have been then earlier, in the past year and a half, the startup Docker has gotten credit for s… Read More ›

Joyent Raises $15M as it Emphasizes Use of Trendy Container Technology

October 31st, 2014

Joyent is also now participating in the conversation around containers, which really gained popularity earlier this year with Docker. Joyent told Gigaom that it has “long used containers built atop its custom operating hypervisor.” Joyent CEO Scott Hammond also said that its cloud platform is compatible with Docker’s container technology, something it will release more details about in the next few weeks. Read More ›

Joyent Plans To Run Docker In Multi-Tenant Clouds

October 31st, 2014

"I know I can say with confidence that Joyent has attracted people who have tried to violate the integrity of SmartOS containers. We have never had a problem. There has never been a security notification on zones," Cantrill said. Joyent's operation over the years has included a free service to developers, and such offerings are known hotbeds of attempted security violations. Joyent is now engaged in "building a bridge to Docker containers" that implement the same secure features, said Cantrill.… Read More ›


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