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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 ›

Joyent Wants to Provide Bare-Metal Cloud for Docker Containers

November 10th, 2014

Cloud infrastructure service provider Joyent is getting behind Docker containers in a big way. Late last month, Joyent raised a $15 million funding round and said it would work to make Docker containers part of its service portfolio, but the details of that integration were scant. Last week, however, Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill wrote a blog post fleshing out the company’s strategy around Docker, indicating a lot of support. Read More ›

3 great reasons to give away your precious tech under an open-source license

November 8th, 2014

Earlier this week, cloud provider Joyent did a surprising thing: It shared its finely tuned cloud software, SmartDataCenter, under an open-source license. But while it might seem like the company is giving away its high-value intellectual property at a time when Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have made the public cloud market ultra-competitive, Bryan Cantrill, the company’s chief technology officer, actually has some very smart justifications for the move, which he spelled out in a blog post. Read More ›

After years of touting its cloud computing tech, Joyent open sources it

November 7th, 2014

After repositioning itself behind its years-old container-based approach to cloud infrastructure, Joyent has now open sourced the code underlying its distributed cloud infrastructure and storage systems. For a company long heralded as a tech leader, its time to shine is now or never. Read More ›

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