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Joyent offers up its take on Hadoop as a service

January 23rd, 2013

Cloud computing provider Joyent has entered the Hadoop era with a new offering, although it’s likely just an appetizer for a much bigger data array of data services over the next year. Offering a Hadoop service is pretty much part and parcel of being a cloud provider at this point. By rolling out its own offering, Joyent joins the ranks of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, GoGrid, IBM and, soon enough, Rackspace. Joyent’s Hadoop service is based on the Hortonworks Data Platform (as are the Mic… Read More ›

The market for traditional servers is being enveloped by the cloud

January 16th, 2013

Supermicro, which builds energy-sipping servers, is another favorite manufacturer among big infrastructure providers like SoftLayer and Joyent, which puts out RFPs for its servers. “It’s the components and ratios that matter. We currently use three different chassis and three different boards: one chassis is Dell and two are Supermicro,” said Jason Hoffman CTO of San Francisco-based Joyent. Read More ›

Cloud load balancing needs more automation, customer control

January 15th, 2013

Joyent, a San Francisco-based cloud provider and Riverbed customer, offers its users access to virtual application delivery and load balancing from the Stingray product line via both a provider-managed service -- like Amazon's ELB -- or as a service controlled and managed by the customer, said Jason Hoffman, chief technology officer for Joyent. The shared structure of Amazon's ELB service was a contributing factor in the Christmas Eve failure, Hoffman said. "Instead of having a monolithic… Read More ›

InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Award winners: Joyent Cloud

January 9th, 2013

All cloud merchants make the servers seem like a commodity. You log in, you click some buttons, and you have root on a new machine. Sure, you can add more RAM, but other than that, a box is a box, right? Ah, it's trickier than that and Joyent Cloud is the proof. The company is selling a cloud machine, based on Solaris with some virtualization layer tweaks, that runs a bit faster than the others, which we learned when we started running basic tests. Not every one of our tests ran dramatically… Read More ›

InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Award winners: Node.js

January 9th, 2013

At the beginning, the idea behind Node.js seemed ludicrous. Who'd want to trade all the wonderful abstraction and programmer-liberating freedom of the thread model for all the drudgery of making sure your code can't deadlock? Who would want to try to keep nesting methods inside of methods inside of other methods just because that's how JavaScript loves to toss them around? Programmers may debate these issues for years to come, but Node.js will continue to gain converts as long as it offers fast… Read More ›


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