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Docker's Popularity Convinces Joyent to Open Source Its Container-Based Orchestration Software

November 6th, 2014

Hoping to capitalize in the white-hot interest in containers, Joyent on Thursday made to two of its prime technology offerings open source: SmartDataCenter, its container-based orchestration software, and the multi-tenant ZFS-based Manta object storage platform. Read More ›

Joyent Makes Open Source Private Cloud Container Platform Available

November 6th, 2014

Many internal IT organizations that are building private clouds today are trying to borrow structural IT concepts pioneered by public cloud service providers. As a provider of one of those services, Joyent today announced it will make it easier for internal IT organizations to do just that by making the container orchestration and object storage software it developed available under an open source Mozilla Public 2.0 license. Read More ›

Joyent Open-Sources Its Core Technology

November 6th, 2014

In a bold move, cloud specialist Joyent has announced it's open-sourcing its core technology. That includes software that competes directly with OpenStack and enables high-performance use of container technology like Docker. The newly open projects enable easy management of containers at scale. Read More ›

Joyent Raises $15M as it Emphasizes Use of Trendy Container Technology

November 4th, 2014

As an early advocate for the usage of the containers in the cloud, Joyent is among the cloud service providers with the most amount of actual experience running containers in the cloud. Fresh off raising another $15 million in financing, Joyent CTO Brian Cantrill said that part of the company’s strategy from here will be to optimize the company’s cloud platform to run Docker containers. Read More ›

Cloud provider Joyent bets the farm on containers

October 31st, 2014

Joyent has primarily focused on pushing its SmartOS operating system that uses “zones” for securely running applications, based on Sun’s once-open source operating system, Solaris. SmartOS skips the virtualization technology of the sort enterprise software company VMware made popular, which uses a hypervisor to creates multiple virtual machines for running applications on each server. But while Joyent may have been then earlier, in the past year and a half, the startup Docker has gotten credit for s… Read More ›


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