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Joyent Expands Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure, Adds Support for Container-Native Linux on Bare Metal

June 17th, 2015

Partners with Canonical to provide certified and supported Ubuntu images, optimized to run natively on bare metal on Triton Infrastructure Containers SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2015) - Joyent Inc., the container-native infrastructure company, today announced the ability to run container-native Linux images directly on bare metal with Joyent Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure, released into general availability earlier this week. Joyent also announced a partnership with… Read More ›

Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs

Charles Babcock for InformationWeek | June 16th, 2015

Joyent has opened the doors to all comers to try running containerized workloads on its bare metal infrastructure, managed by its Solaris-derived SmartOS operating system. Joyent's Triton Elastic Container service became generally available on Tuesday after the completion of an early access program launched last March 24. Other cloud suppliers, including Google, with its extensive container operational experience, insist on running containers in a virtual machine in their multi-tenant cloud… Read More ›

First look: Joyent Triton puts cloud computing on a bare-metal diet

Peter Wayner for InfoWorld | June 10th, 2015

It's been more than a year since Docker began taking over the mind of every devops team in the world with the seductive promise of a special mechanism for bundling software in a lightweight collection of only the essential files. The emphasis here is on "lightweight" and "essential" because this service is redefining how light "light" can be. Now Joyent is one of the first companies to bring Docker to the cloud marketplace by offering a service called Triton, which lets users start up a Docker… Read More ›

The Peril and Promise of the Early Adoption of Technology

Daniel Bryant for InfoQ | April 18th, 2015

At the inaugural O’Reilly Software Architecture conference, Bryan Cantrill shared lessons learnt from building a business around the early adoption of OS-virtualised containers. Core advice included; don’t innovate in too many directions at once; identify the technical differentiators, and focus on ease of use/adoptions for everything else; and don’t give up - technological revolutions happen much slower than people think they should. Cantrill, CTO at Joyent, began the talk by stating that for nearl… Read More ›

Will containers kill the virtual machine?

Brandon Butler for Network World | April 15th, 2015

“There is a structural disruption happening right now,” says Bryan Cantrill, the CTO of cloud provider Joyent, which is a heavy user of container technology. “We're now doing to VMs what VMs did to physical machines.” Containers are not a new technology: the earliest iterations of containers have been around in open source Linux code for decades. But in the past year they’ve captured the hearts and minds of many developers for building and running applications. Containers isolate specific code, applicati… Read More ›