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

October 31st, 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 th… Read More ›

Joyent Announces Node.js Advisory Board Including Representatives from PayPal, IBM, Netflix and More

October 23rd, 2014

As Node.js continues to experience phenomenal growth, board will provide community­ driven guidance to Node.js and Joyent leadership on governance, structure, and roadmap. SAN FRANCISCO — (October 23, 2014) — Joyent, Inc., the corporate steward of the Node.js open source project, today announced a proposal for the creation of a Node.js Advisory Board, which serves as a significant first step toward a fully open governance model. Initial advisory board members represent a wide swath of the Node… Read More ›

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

August 22nd, 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. Read More ›

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

August 22nd, 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. Read More ›

Flood of Rivals Could Burst Amazon's Cloud

July 25th, 2014

Some companies offering cloud services—including Microsoft, VMware and Joyent—also are offering software to help enterprises that want to keep some computing operations on their own premises. AWS believes "that any enterprise that continues on-premise computing is a walking dinosaur," said Bryan Cantrill, Joyent's chief technology officer. "We just don't believe that." Read More ›


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