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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 ›

Message Bus Leans on Joyent Cloud for Scalability, Performance

January 8th, 2013

With billions of messages going out into the cyber-ether every month, enterprise messaging is a huge market, but it's one that requires fast, reliable and high-capacity systems, said Jason Hoffman, founder and CTO of Joyent, in a prepared statement. Joyent's cloud was designed to provide high performance, dynamic bursting and infinite scalability in an elastic environment. Read More ›

Bad news for Amazon could be good news for “other” cloud providers

January 6th, 2013

Joyent CTO Jason Hoffman said the company sees lots of prospects that are AWS users. “Do we sit down and go after [AWS] in our materials? No. But we do talk about our availability from an uptime perspective and in aggregate we do less than 10 seconds of downtime per year. So from an availability standpoint we do very well and our conversations with customers touch on that.” Read More ›

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