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  • September 15, 2016

    Turtles on the wire: understanding how the OS uses the modern NIC by Robert Mustacchi

    For this entry, we're going to be focusing on how the Operating System sees NICs, what abstractions they provide together, how things have changed to deal with the increased tenancy and performance demands, and then finally where we're going next with all this. We're going to focus on where scalability problems have come about and talk about how they've been solved.

  • September 8, 2016

    Observable Node.js Applications by Wyatt Lyon Preul

    An overview of how to build observable Node.js applications. The solutions presented are useful for designing and building reliable and more debuggable applications, especially those applications that are microservice oriented.

  • September 6, 2016

    What's my IP? Understanding networking on Triton by Alexandra White What's my IP? Understanding networking on Triton

    Answers to your questions about the powerful networking features in Triton.

  • September 1, 2016

    Autopilot Pattern Node.js in Docker by Wyatt Lyon Preul

    Introducing two new modules to make implementing Autopilot Pattern applications in Node.js even easier.

  • August 30, 2016

    Screencast: getting started with Triton CLI and CloudAPI by Alexandra White Screencast: getting started with Triton CLI and CloudAPI

    Watch the screencast and learn how to install the Triton CLI tool and use CloudAPI to manage containers, VMs, networks, and storage in Triton data centers.

  • August 18, 2016

    TCP Puzzlers by Dave Pacheco

    It's been said that we don't really understand a system until we understand how it fails. Despite having written a (toy) TCP implementation in college and then working for several years in industry, I'm continuing to learn more deeply how TCP works — and how it fails. What's been most surprising is how basic some of these failures are. They're not at all obscure. I'm presenting them here as puzzlers, in the fashion of Car Talk and the old Java puzzlers. Like the best of those puzzlers, these are questions that are very simple to articulate, but the solutions are often surprising. And rather than focusing on arcane details, they hopefully elucidate some deep principles about how TCP works.

  • August 12, 2016

    Screencast: how to install docker, dockerize an app, and run it on Triton by Alexandra White

    Watch the screencast of how to install Docker, dockerize an app, and run it in production on Triton Cloud

  • August 5, 2016

    Dockerizing my first app by Alexandra White

    Join me, a front-end dev and new Docs Editor for Joyent, while I dockerize my first app and then run it in production on Triton Cloud.

  • August 2, 2016

    Consul and etcd in the Autopilot Pattern by Tim Gross

    Applications developed with the Autopilot Pattern have containers acting as autonomous actors using an external service catalog like Consul or etcd for coordination. Both services bring assumptions that bring challenges to serverless environments.

  • July 29, 2016

    dtrace.conf(16) wrap-up by Bryan Cantrill

    Something that got a little lost in the excitement of Samsung’s recent acquisition of Joyent was dtrace.conf(16), our quadrennial (!) unconference on DTrace. The videos are up, and in the spirit of Adam Leventhal‘s excellent wrap-ups from dtrace.conf(08) and dtrace.conf(12), I wanted to provide a survey of the one-day conference and its content.

  • July 19, 2016

    Persistent storage patterns for Docker in production by Casey Bisson

    Persistent storage in Docker is a stumbling block for many production deployments, but the problem is easier to solve than you might imagine, and we can do it with the infrastructure and apps we already use and depend on.

  • July 6, 2016

    Video: introduction to the Autopilot Pattern by Tim Gross

    Tim Gross introduces the Autopilot Pattern with illustrated examples and a walkthrough of our Autopilot Pattern example application

  • June 29, 2016

    Joyent and Samsung: Thoughts after the close by Bryan Cantrill, CTO

    You may have seen that Samsung is acquiring Joyent. One of the quirks about acquisition announcements is that for any company with even a modest number of shareholders (be it private or public), there is a lag between when the acquisition is announced and when the acquisition actually closes — creating a peculiar time in which everything has changed and yet nothing has.

  • June 15, 2016

    Samsung acquires Joyent: A CTO’s perspective by Bryan Cantrill, CTO

    Let me not bury the lede: Samsung is acquiring Joyent, and Scott’s blog entry explains why we feel that this is such a good fit. As Joyent’s CTO, I wanted to offer my perspective and couch this acquisition in its broader historical context: the world’s largest consumer electronics company is acquiring a cloud computing pioneer; what’s going on here?

  • June 15, 2016

    Samsung acquires Joyent by Scott Hammond, CEO

    Since its inception, just over ten years ago, Joyent has lived on the leading edge of technical innovation. The Joyent team pioneered public cloud computing (and hybrid cloud), nurtured and grew Node.js into a de facto standard for web, mobile and IoT architectures, and was among the first to embrace and industrialize containers, compute-centric object storage, and what is now coming to be known as serverless computing.