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  • Will containers kill the virtual machine?

    Two years ago when Frank Macreery started Aptible to help companies host sensitive healthcare data in the cloud, as CTO he decided that containers would play a pivotal role in the company's operations.

    Written by Brandon Butler16 April 15 05:53
  • Armed with new CEO, Joyent rolls out a private Cloud

    Last week was a big one for IaaS cloud provider Joyent - not only did the company pivot to offer a private cloud management software (previously it only offered public cloud services) but it also has cherry-picked a Cisco cloud executive to be the company's new CEO.

    Written by Brandon Butler01 July 14 00:57
  • Joyent offers Canonical-customized Ubuntu as a cloud service

    Joyent wants to bring Linux into its fold of advanced computing cloud services, and has started offering an enterprise-supported version of the Canonical Ubuntu distribution that has been modified to take advantage of Joyent's infrastructure.

    Written by Joab Jackson20 Feb. 14 16:00
  • Hybrid cloud: The year of adoption is upon us

    2013 was the year vendors got their hybrid cloud strategies out in the open, and 2014 will be the year when customers start using them.

    Written by Brandon Butler02 Jan. 14 11:56
  • Joyent polishes Node.js with commercial support package

    Recognizing the growing popularity of Node.js for building distributed Web applications, cloud provider Joyent will soon offer a commercial support package for managing the platform, wherever it is run.

    Written by Joab Jackson04 Dec. 13 17:17
  • USENIX: Flame graph shows system performance in a new light

    The person who became known on the Internet for yelling at servers is now becoming famous for another, somewhat related, feat, creating a new type of data visualization for characterizing system performance.

    Written by Joab Jackson08 Nov. 13 18:38
  • Public cloud shakeup: VMware in, Dell out, and OpenStack in limbo?

    It's been a busy week in the cloud. Dell ditched plans to build its own cloud and instead will work with partners, while focusing on private clouds. In an opposite move, VMware revealed its plans for how it will compete in the public cloud market.

    Written by Brandon Butler24 May 13 18:12
  • Hadoop goes to the cloud

    Two public cloud service providers have rolled out hosted versions of Hadoop clusters, including SkyTap announcing a partnership with Hadoop distributor Cloudera, and Joyent teaming with HortonWorks on a cloud-based Hadoop service that's available today.

    Written by Brandon Butler23 Jan. 13 18:18
  • Technologies to watch 2013: OpenStack cloud backers hope 2013 is the year of user adoption

    In the cloud computing market, there are a handful of major vendors. Most agree Amazon Web Services is a market leader on the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) side, but Microsoft, Google and younger companies like Joyent are looking to dethrone AWS. And then there's OpenStack, which is for almost everyone else.

    Written by Brandon Butler02 Jan. 13 12:04
  • Joyent takes aim at Amazon with public cloud upgrade

    Joyent is upgrading its public cloud service with better analytics and the ability to run Linux and Windows, as it hopes to persuade CIOs to move more applications to the company's cloud, it said on Thursday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs16 Sept. 11 01:14