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Review: Joyent Cloud runs closer to the metal

Peter Wayner for InfoWorld | January 13th, 2016

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. The m… Read More ›

Joyent CTO: Confusion and Clarity in the Container Space

Joab Jackson for The New Stack | January 11th, 2016

Next month, container-based infrastructure provider Joyent will hold a one-day Container Summit in New York City. The aim of the conference is to bring together the developers of container technologies with users deploying them for daily operations. We caught up with Joyent’s loquacious chief technology officer Bryan Cantrill to learn more about Joyent’s own container-base cloud services, as well as to hear what the always-articulate Cantrill has to say about what is happening in the sti… Read More ›

And the cloud provider with the best uptime in 2015 is…

Brandon Butler for Network World | January 7th, 2016

The big three cloud providers – AWS, Azure and Google – performed relatively well compared to the rest of the market in this limited testing though. In 2015, newcomer Digital Ocean (12.26 hours), long-time managed services vendor Rackspace (12.5 hours) and IBM’s SoftLayer (17 hours) each had worse downtime statistics than Microsoft and Google. One of the worst major cloud providers for downtime was CenturyLink, which had only 15 outages recorded by CloudHarmony -- but they lasted for 31.29 hours… Read More ›

The Year Ahead: The Rise of Containers-as-a-Service

Susan Hall for The New Stack | December 30th, 2015

The year 2016 will be the year for Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS), according to Docker. Not only that, but “Ops-led Container-as-a-Service.” Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill says those things have already been happening. He sees the real challenge as clearing up the confusion surrounding containers, the work taken on by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. "The more I talk to practitioners, the more I believe this, the greatest impediments to containers are all these seemingly rival solutions in all the… Read More ›

Bryan Cantrill on Containers, Linux, Triton and Illumos, Virtualization, Node.js

Chris Swan for InfoQ | December 20th, 2015

Chris Swan interviews Bryan Cantrill at QCon. Bryan Cantrill is the CTO at Joyent, where he oversees worldwide development of the SmartOS and SmartDataCenter platforms. Prior to joining Joyent, Bryan served as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he spent over a decade working on system software, from the guts of the kernel to client-code on the browser. In particular, he co-designed and implemented DTrace. Read More ›