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As a result of this acquisition, Samsung will become an anchor tenant for Joyent’s Triton and Manta solutions, and will help fuel the growth of our team and the expansion of our worldwide data center footprint and business.
Confession: upon starting my job at Joyent as Documentation Editor, my experience with Docker amounted to hearing the word and having a vague understanding of what it means for the state of development. Previously, I had worked as a front-end developer, for the most part without total knowledge of the environment my work was running in. I started playing around with the concepts of containers and images and got up to speed quickly. Now that I'm done with my first week, I’m going to walk you through step by step how to dockerize an app.
Samsung is pumping up its cloud-based capabilities with the acquisition of San Francisco-based Joyent for an undisclosed amount. Information Week reports that Joyent’s private and public cloud computing services will support the South Korean electronics giant’s Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and cloud-based lines of business.
Samsung stepped away from its usual strategy of building intellectual property in-house by announcing yesterday that it was buying cloud provider and container pioneer Joyent for an undisclosed sum, but one that should, by all accounts, be significantly less than the $26 billion that Satya Nadella promised to LinkedIn earlier this week. The move makes sense for Samsung, which up until now has been heavily dependent on Amazon Web Services at Amazon to provide its cloud infrastructure and services.
The Blue Pill
In this post, I’m going to share my thoughts about an on-premises private cloud configuration for collaborative software development. These are just some conceptual notes, but I’ll try to double back later and provide step-by-step directions for setting up the system I’m going to describe here.
Today, Joyent introduces our free, automated DNS solution, Triton Container Name Service. Triton CNS makes it easy to use consistent and predictable addresses for all Triton compute instances, including Docker containers, infrastructure containers, and hardware virtual machines. The FAQ below includes examples for using it as a global DNS or to connect application components, and for instructions on how to turn it on and off, using it via Docker, and with the Triton CLI/CloudAPI.
One of the most confusing challenges developers and operators face when building modern applications is how to design them for easy deployment and scaling. The most critical factor in that is how to automate the process of connecting the components of the application together, and doing so in a way that works on our laptops as well as it does in production.
Deploying containerized applications and connecting them together is a challenge because it forces developers to design for operationalization. The autopilot pattern is a powerful approach to solving these problems. By pushing the responsibility for understanding startup, shutdown, scaling, and recovery from failure into the application, we can build intelligent architectures that minimize human intervention in operation. But we can't rewrite all our applications at once, so we need a way to build application containers that can knit together legacy and greenfield applications alike.
For this podcast, Bryan Cantrill assumed the role of historian and explained how technologies such as AJAX, JSON, COBRA and SOA contributed to the rise of monolithic systems. From this historical vantage, Cantrill discussed legacy providers and also how the idea of “microservices” is significantly older than the word itself. Cantrill also talked about creating optimal development environments for microservices, the CAP Theorem, and about the “Uber-ization” of software-driven enterprises.
You’ve never heard of it before, right? However, if you want a manageable, container-oriented architecture that is production ready and proven today, Joyent is a name to know. Joyent is a company with an impressive technology portfolio, and Triton -- software for running Docker-compatible containers on bare metal -- is the cornerstone.
The world of cloud computing is dominated by Tyrannosaurus Rex-sized corporations like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, big companies that have used their prowess and might to build giant data centers full of racks and racks of machines. Then there’s Joyent, a small but nimble competitor that might be called mammal-sized, if only for the sake of a metaphor. It deserves notice for shaking up the cloud marketplace with clever mods of the operating system layer that are producing great results.
**Replying to @joyent:** Introducing our #Terraform provider for #Joyent Triton and improved Terraform support for #Docker.
I was a Joyent customer before I joined as an employee. I discovered Joyent's infrastructure automation solutions while looking for a hybrid cloud solution that would allow me to run dev and test code in a private environment and production in a public cloud with a global presence. The Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure (formerly SmartDataCenter or SDC7) that powers Joyent's public cloud is open source and available for anybody to install to power private clouds, allowing users to enjoy the same platform everywhere. It's free for use as open source, but enterprises of all sizes take advantage of our commercial support offerings.
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