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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… Read More ›

Joyent Raises $15M, Says it Used Containers Before They Were Cool

October 31st, 2014

In the past, Joyent differentiated its IaaS from the likes of Amazon Web Services by saying it had a different architecture that made the cloud perform better. It’s still saying that, except it is now emphasizing that what makes its platform perform better is the use of application containers. “Joyent has always been container-focused, and the way we’ve been high-performance is because of containers,” the company’s CTO Bryan Cantrill said. “We were way too early, and people didn’t… 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 ›

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 Announces Node.js Advisory Board Including Representatives from PayPal, IBM, Netflix and More

October 23rd, 2014

As Node.js continues to experience phenomenal growth, board will provide community­ driven guidance to Node.js and Joyent leadership on governance, structure, and roadmap. SAN FRANCISCO — (October 23, 2014) — Joyent, Inc., the corporate steward of the Node.js open source project, today announced a proposal for the creation of a Node.js Advisory Board, which serves as a significant first step toward a fully open governance model. Initial advisory board members represent a wide swath of the… Read More ›

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