Joyent Compute Service Features

Joyent Compute Service provides the essential features to develop, launch and scale web and mobile applications.


High-performance by design

Joyent always uses the latest and greatest Intel processors and 15k RPM HDs in our data centers. 10 Gbit/s and 40 Gbit/s standard network fabric everywhere means the fastest movement of critical data.


Dynamic instance scaling

Dynamic, real-time instance scaling available. For the most fluid of applications, instances can be scaled up or down on-demand without service interruption (some restrictions apply).



Joyent's big data servers for Hadoop offer bare-metal performance allowing you to run nearly 3x faster or at 1/3 the cost of other Hadoop offerings in the cloud.


Copy-on-write file system

Copy-on-write file system architected on ZFS. Resiliency for the entire application stack, on-the-fly data integrity checks (for Linux, Windows and SmartOS).


Runs Linux, SmartOS, and Windows

Flexibility to run SmartOS, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, Linux or Windows operating systems.


Pre-defined database packages

Optimized instances for CouchDB, Hadoop, MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle, PostgrSQL and Riak. Integration with leading database-as-a-service offerings from MongoLab and Cloudant.


Real-time analytics and visualization

Cloud analytics provides visualization of the entire system landscape. Fine-grained root cause analysis. Server and application analytics and system visualization tools can be integrated.


Secure Zones and Data Centers

Zones uniquely provide two layers of security to prevent other tenants from accessing or impacting your instance. Support for VLAN, dynamic and dedicated IP addresses, local storage and SSL certificates. Data centers are SSAE16 certified, with multi-layer physical security, redundant power and early warning fire suppression.


API and integration

True REST APIs, includes SSH insertion for M2M or secure management and “live key” rotation for easier management across multiple instances.


Eco-system of partners

Complete library of images, tools and application add-ons available.


Self-service provisioning

Be up and running in 15 seconds or less. Add new capacity at a click of a button. You can permanently resize production applications on SmartOS instances with no reboot or downtime.


Networking, Bandwidth and SLAs

All Tier-1 ISPs, 10gbs/40gbs fully-meshed network. SLAs have exceeded 99.999% targets for compute, network and connectivity uptime for entire history of the services.


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