Joyent, a global provider of cloud computing software and services, has announced it has completed an $85 million funding round, with European group Weather Investment II providing the majority of the round.
Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing software and services, has announced that it has ported KVM to its operating system, SmartOS. SmartOS turns any server into a highly efficient, multi-tenant application hosting platform. The open source project offers innovative tools for application developers looking for reliable, resilient storage and efficient virtualization that Joyent has tuned and hardened for modern, data-intensive real-time (DIRTy) application deployment.
Joyent is the only vendor that offers enterprises and developers the best of both virtualization worlds in a single operating system: One can employ hardware virtualization with KVM when there are operating system dependencies, and operating system-level virtualization when the language runtime is important, as in a Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. With Joyent’s operating system-level virtualization, companies are able to host more users on a single server, realizing greater efficiency and increased revenue potential while saving on unnecessary hardware investments.
JoyentCloud, a division of Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing solutions, announced today that its customers, including Oceanside Interactive, Thump Games, Mob Science and Soco Games, will be featured in the Joyent booth at Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco March 2 to March 4. Visitors will be able to see these companies’ games in action and speak with customer representatives throughout the conference.
Joyent customer Oceanside Interactive, maker of smash iOS hit MyDinosTM, will share their experience in mobile gaming on the same day that their widely anticipated The GodfatherTM: Empire game launches in the U.S. on iTunes.
Third party tests comparing Joyent’s and Amazon’s cloud servers highlight Joyent’s speed, performance and technical innovation
Joyent, the leading global provider of cloud computing solutions and technologies, today announced a series of third party benchmark results that demonstrate that its cloud services are faster and make more efficient use of cloud infrastructure than do Amazon’s EC2 services.
The IMS Company, an independent systems engineering and software development provider, performed a series of Memory Input/Output (I/O), CPU, and Disk Input/Output (I/O) tests to compare the performance of Joyent SmartMachines, Windows Virtual Machines, and Linux Virtual Machines to Amazon EC2 servers of similar specifications during the second half of 2010 and early 2011. The IMS tests closely followed benchmark procedures performed by CloudHarmony that excluded Joyent in 2010.
San Francisco, CA – Wednesday, February 9, 2011 – Joyent, the leading global provider of cloud computing solutions and technologies, and m2mi, (Machine-to-Machine Intelligence Corporation), a maker of network orchestration and automation products in the cloud M2M market, announced a partnership today. The combination of Joyent’s SmartDataCenter 6.0, including a native Node.js run time and DTrace latency introspection, with m2mi’s patented network virtualization and Machine-to-Machine technologies will enable Joyent and m2mi to jointly deliver federated cloud solutions to select customers that have existing and disparate data center locations, multi-vendor equipment and are interested in completely comprehending their datacenter infrastructure.
“We are working with m2mi, the leader in Machine-To-Machine Cloud solutions, to create a unique value for the datacenter. The network is one of the hardest components of the cloud to operate and automate correctly because it requires a complex understanding of orchestration and multi-vendor interoperability. The product of our collaboration will enable customers with complex requirements and multi-vendor datacenters to fully leverage the power of the cloud. They gain the benefits of Joyent’s cloud operating system with introspection tools for root cause analysis, and the security and visibility that is provided by a federated view of infrastructure” said David Young, CEO of Joyent.
Joyent Enhances Its Leading Cloud Services Platform with Addition of Free On-Demand Application ManagementFebruary 5, 2011 | Nebojsa Despotovic 1
Organizations that choose JoyentCloud can use free New Relic RPM to proactively monitor and troubleshoot business-critical web apps across multiple development languages
JoyentCloud, the leading global provider of cloud computing solutions, and New Relic, the leading software-as-a-service provider of application performance management solutions, today announced the availability of New Relic RPM Bronze as a free service to JoyentCloud customers.
JoyentCloud’s hosting platform provides high performance infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service solutions for gaming, entertainment and media, e-commerce and mobile applications. Organizations developing and deploying services across multiple languages on JoyentCloud SmartMachines can now use New Relic’s on-demand application performance management solution to monitor and troubleshoot their business-critical PHP, Ruby, Java and .NET web applications. New Relic RPM enables developers to see inside their running applications while in production, at the transaction level, to identify and mitigate potential issues before they lead to scalability or performance problems.
Cloud computing solutions provider Joyent announced last week the newest version of its cloud operating system, SmartDataCenter 6.
As stated in the company’s press release, the integrated suite of software and services is designed for service providers and enterprises to launch and operate public, private and hybrid clouds. Joyent was recently positioned by Gartner in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2010 Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting Magic Quadrant.
Service Providers deploying Joyent’s SmartDataCenter 6 are able to manage the compute, storage, and network of multi-tenant cloud environments through a single development platform.
Whether cloud computing is a more sustainable and more eco-friendly way of running data centers is an ongoing debate which gets more intense as firms like Gartner and Pike Research are coming out with reports to support the claim of cloud as a green technology. According to the latest figures, data centers represent 1.5 percent of world total electricity consumption. Many industry experts agree in their findings that cloud computing is a greener alternative for running conventional data centers as it leads to reduction of carbon footprint they create.
By outsourcing servers to a cloud provider, companies can reduce the environmental impact of their operations. To prepare their data centers and servers for unexpected traffic spikes, companies have to power a lot more server volume than they actually need at all times which is why they are mostly underutilized. But servers still consume almost the same amount of electricity whether they are in use or idle.
New revenue streams, higher profitability and quicker time to market for telcos, data centers, ISPs and others
San Francisco, CA—November 19, 2010— Joyent, a global provider of cloud computing solutions and technology, today announced availability of its SmartDataCenter cloud software solution for service providers at an event introducing the Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications.
Leveraging the knowledge and expertise gained from serving tens of thousands of public cloud customers worldwide since 2004, Joyent now offers an integrated cloud software solution that enables global telcos, data center operators, ISPs and others to expand their existing businesses by providing cloud services to their customers. With the Joyent SmartDataCenter cloud software solution, service providers can develop new, profitable revenue streams, participate in the most rapidly growing segment of IT, and improve customer value by providing access to proven cloud technology being used by a rapidly growing number of global systems integrators, ISVs and developers.
“We selected Dell Data Center Solutions (DCS) as the first OEM partner for Joyent software because Dell DCS, like Joyent, has spent the past five years serving customers at cloud scale,” said David Young, founder and chief executive officer of Joyent. “We see service providers and other enterprises greatly benefiting from accelerated time to market with this innovative combination of proven technology and know-how from Joyent and Dell.”
Last month we brought you a webinar on Performance and Scale in the cloud. To continue our series on the basics of cloud computing, we bring you a webinar on Security in Public and Private Cloud Infrastructures. It will take place on Wednesday, August 25 at 11 am PDT/ 2pm EDT.
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Former Sun Microsystems Distinguished Engineer Takes on Cloud OS Innovation as the Latest Addition to Joyent’s Growing Team
SAN FRANCISCO, July 28 /PRNewswire/ — Joyent, a leading global provider of cloud computing solutions, today named Bryan Cantrill as VP of Engineering. Cantrill will be responsible for overseeing worldwide development focused… Read more ›