SOURCE: Joyent


January 25, 2012 01:07 ET

ICOS and Joyent Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Joyent's Cloud Infrastructure Solution to Channel Partners and Service Providers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and GENEVA and FERRARA, ITALY--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing software and services, and ICOS, leading Italian distributor of IT enterprise infrastructure solutions, today announced a strategic agreement to provide SmartDataCenter software to local channel partners and service providers. SmartDataCenter is a cloud infrastructure software platform developed by Joyent and marketed to customers worldwide. By partnering with ICOS, Italian VARs will be able to offer their customers easy-to-implement private cloud infrastructure with outstanding performance and high efficiency. At the same time, Service Providers will leverage the same features to deliver a rich set of value-added private cloud services.

The Joyent solution requires lower infrastructure investment thanks to higher hardware utilization rates, faster performance, and cloud analytics that give visibility into the whole cloud environment. The software, called SmartDataCenter, includes local storage that significantly reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) of cloud data centers. Designed to manage up to tens of thousands of virtual machines (SmartMachines), Joyent's infrastructure offers customers and service providers a true "virtual data center."

SmartDataCenter has all the flexibility needed to deliver a wide choice of cloud services, from the availability of storage and compute power to the support of legacy applications through server virtualization. It also supports a convenient multi-tenant PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for the development of new applications and services that fulfill customer requirements and maximize the returns for VARs and Service Providers.

"The quality and importance of the partnership between ICOS and Joyent is a key milestone for the development of the enterprise cloud market and we look forward to working with them to deliver next-generation cloud computing infrastructure in Italy," said Joyent EMEA President Philippe Weppe. "We look forward to rolling out similar offerings with VARs in other European countries as well."

"We are glad that we have a partner like Joyent whose solution is currently the industry's best cloud computing infrastructure platform," said Riccardo Maiarelli, CEO of ICOS. "SmartDataCenter fits particularly well into our market strategy, providing the most efficient infrastructure solution for organizations wishing to make strategic use of their IT environments. Thanks to Joyent's flexibility, our partners today have a double opportunity: they can deliver software and services to support the development of their customers' private clouds, or they can themselves become cloud providers, responding to growing market demand."

Future plans of ICOS' partnership with Joyent include development by the distributor of its own cloud infrastructure that will be made available to channel partners, with the objective of enabling them to resell cloud services without having to build their own cloud data center.

About ICOS
ICOS S.p.A. is an Italian Value Added Distributor that offers to its channel partners a comprehensive set of enterprise IT infrastructure solutions and services. The company's focus is on the strategic architectures for the data center, such as virtualization and cloud computing. As a partner of leading technology vendors, ICOS is able to provide the most complete set of server, storage and software solutions, integrating them with technical, marketing and educational services delivered by certified staff. With its headquarters in Ferrara, ICOS covers the whole Italian territory with sales offices located in Milan, Rome and Naples.

About Joyent
Joyent is a global cloud computing software and service provider that offers an integrated technology suite designed for service providers, enterprises, and developers. delivers public cloud services to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe and Kabam. Joyent licenses its cloud software to service providers that include Dell, FirstServer, XYBase, ClusterTech and Uniserve. Joyent offerings also include Platform-as-a-Service based on Node.js, the open source server-side JavaScript development environment that has been embraced by enterprises around the world, such as Microsoft. Joyent is also the key contributor to and sponsor of Joyent SmartOS, an open source project dedicated to the complete, modern operating system. A global ecosystem of leading technology partners assists Joyent in enabling customers to leverage the performance, scalability, reliability and security inherent in the company's cloud solutions. Joyent's EMEA headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • For more information:

    Joyent Media Contact:
    Scott VanSickle
    Hoffman PR
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    ICOS S.p.A.
    Riccardo Fantoni
    Strategic marketing & Communication Mgr.
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    Tel. +39 0532.783411