Downtime and latency are revenue killers. Having zero visibility into how and when outages happen is worse. Why expose your mission-critical web applications to these risks? Stop building fixes around cloud services that are inherently unstable. Consider an alternative that is designed for resiliency and stability at its core.
At Joyent, we provide a stack that reliably delivers consistent performance across a wide range of loads and can handle the unpredictable usage patterns of today’s demanding user-intensive apps. We provide a cloud-native architecture that utilizes software-driven techniques to manage compute, storage and networking resources in secure zones. There are fewer points of failure within our design, and persistent storage is not dependent on the network in order to operate.
Everyone's components can fail, but in Joyent's architecture, a failing component only affects the infrastructure that is directly dependent upon that component. For example, if a disk fails, ZFS automatically begins resilvering—with minimal disruption and no downtime to the compute node. If an entire compute node fails, only the virtual machines provisioned on that node fail; other nodes are unaffected. And in the unlikely event of broader failure the affected components stop, but the failure doesn't spread.