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New Foundation Will Oversee Popular Coding Tool Node.js

Klint Finley for Wired | February 10th, 2015

Node.js—the popular open source tool for building and running websites and other online applications—is getting a new steward. Together with Microsoft, the Linux Foundation, IBM, PayPal, and Fidelity, the current steward, Joyent, is launching an independent foundation to oversee development of the project. Node.js—or Node, for short—has gained immense popularity in the five years since it was introduced, underpinning web services from both tech startups and large corporations, including Walmart and GE.… Read More ›

Joyent Unfurls Docker Container Cloud Service

December 4th, 2014

Joyent this week announced two open source initiatives through which it is making it possible to securely deploy Docker containers without requiring the use of hypervisors. A new Linux Branded Zones (LXz) enables Linux applications, including those running in Docker Containers, to natively run on a layer of secure OS virtualization without the need for a hardware hypervisor layer. Read More ›

Joyent Announces Linux Branded Zones and Extension of Docker Engine to SmartDataCenter, Provides a New Platform to Run Docker Securely with Bare Metal Performance

December 3rd, 2014

Concurrently Launches First Class Container Service for Joyent Public Cloud SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- (December 3, 2014) -- Joyent, Inc., the container infrastructure company, today announced two open source initiatives and the general availability of a first-class container service in the Joyent Public Cloud to accelerate the adoption of application containers in the enterprise. Docker application containers are perhaps the most transformative data center innovation of the decade. However,… Read More ›

Joyent Defends Docker, Adding Closer Ties

December 3rd, 2014

Following a tumultuos two days in the Docker community, Joyent has announced two open source initiatives and a container service that further its ties to Docker. With the news, Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill also has some choice remarks about CoreOS “full-frontal assault” on Docker. First, there is the sheer brazenness of the remarks, but also reflects something that could have been predicted. Read More ›

The Battle Continues, Joyent Launches Docker-Supported Infrastructure And Takes A Swipe At Rocket

December 3rd, 2014

This week the formerly happy world of the Docker containerization initiative was rocked by an announcement from CoreOS that it was launching a competing container standard. Rocket, the name of CoreOS’ initiative, is aimed at fixing the inherent flaws (as CoreOS see it) to the Docker approach. Given this announcement, it is interesting to hear the response of different cloud vendors. Pivotal, a spin out of VMware and EMC, came out in support of Rocket, although I suspect there are some back room d… Read More ›