Joyent Plans To Run Docker In Multi-Tenant Clouds

October 31, 2014

"I know I can say with confidence that Joyent has attracted people who have tried to violate the integrity of SmartOS containers. We have never had a problem. There has never been a security notification on zones," Cantrill said.

Joyent's operation over the years has included a free service to developers, and such offerings are known hotbeds of attempted security violations.

Joyent Brings Enterprise-Grade Docker Support To Its Cloud Platform

October 31, 2014

Joyent plans to use this money to capitalize on the current trends around Docker and container-based infrastructure (of the software kind, not the shipping one). Joyent has been running a platform based on containers for more than 10 years now, but it really wasn’t until Docker emerged as a cloud infrastructure darling in the last year or so that people really took notice of this technology.

Joyent Raises $15M, Says it Used Containers Before They Were Cool

October 31, 2014

In the past, Joyent differentiated its IaaS from the likes of Amazon Web Services by saying it had a different architecture that made the cloud perform better. It’s still saying that, except it is now emphasizing that what makes its platform perform better is the use of application containers.

“Joyent has always been container-focused, and the way we’ve been high-performance is because of containers,” the company’s CTO Bryan Cantrill said. “We were way too early, and people didn’t see the same advantages that we saw necessarily.”

What programmers learned at MeetMe’s fireside chat with TJ Fontaine

August 22, 2014

It was a side stop of the Node.js on the Road tour, which resulted in a much more intimate and technical talk about Node.js. Fontaine shared a ton of valuable information for a room full of MeetMe developers, and others, who use Node.js for work...Fontaine showed a lot of enthusiasm for his role in the Node.js project, spending most of his talk on very technical, application-specific functions.

Why The JavaScript World Is Still Waiting For Node.js 1.0

August 22, 2014

Take, for instance, Node.js, the development framework that popularized the use of JavaScript-based Web apps on servers as well as browsers. Node has been on the scene for five years, during which time it's become the go-to tool for JavaScript developers who build messaging tools, game servers, and other real-time applications that require a speedy response from servers.