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Joyent offers up its take on Hadoop as a service

January 23rd, 2013

Cloud computing provider Joyent has entered the Hadoop era with a new offering, although it’s likely just an appetizer for a much bigger data array of data services over the next year. Offering a Hadoop service is pretty much part and parcel of being a cloud provider at this point. By rolling out its own offering, Joyent joins the ranks of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, GoGrid, IBM and, soon enough, Rackspace. Joyent’s Hadoop service is based on the Hortonworks Data Platform (as are the… Read More ›

A Change in Leadership for Node.js

January 23rd, 2013

The post, The Next Phase of Node.js, discusses TJ's significant contributions to the project over the past year and also discusses Isaac's plans for the future. According to Isaac, TJ has been effectively leading Node for some time, and this move is just making the change official. Read More ›

The market for traditional servers is being enveloped by the cloud

January 16th, 2013

Supermicro, which builds energy-sipping servers, is another favorite manufacturer among big infrastructure providers like SoftLayer and Joyent, which puts out RFPs for its servers. “It’s the components and ratios that matter. We currently use three different chassis and three different boards: one chassis is Dell and two are Supermicro,” said Jason Hoffman CTO of San Francisco-based Joyent. Read More ›

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 ›

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