Creating or cloning an image from a saved image is a very handy process to run if you have already saved an image of a server, with security set-up, applications and users installed. It can save you time by taking a snapshot of the existing server in order to create a replica. On Joyent Cloud you can create and replicate your machine images in order to scale or expand your application environment. The process does require executing a few scripts, but they’re relatively simple to execute. To help you create and manage system configurations, Joyent also provides a list of cookbooks that can be implemented with Chef (OpsCode).