SOURCE: Joyent


November 25, 2011 03:00 ET

Italian Internet Portal and Service Provider Libero Launches Public Cloud Using Joyent SmartDataCenter Software

Dell Cloud Infrastructure Supports the Most Modern, Efficient Cloud Available

MILAN, ITALY and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 25, 2011) - Libero, Italy's most popular portal and Internet service provider, is using Joyent's SmartDataCenter cloud computing software and services to launch the country's largest on-demand public cloud offering. Libero's public cloud will give businesses and developers access to a full line of unparalleled cloud-based solutions, running applications faster than any other cloud on the most advanced, efficient and secure platform on the market.

Businesses and developers get quick and easy access to real time infrastructure resources with a pay as you go pricing model. Customers order resources online based upon their needs, and within minutes the resources are allocated and ready to use.

"Libero wishes to serve clients with any type of cloud computing need," said Antonio Converti, CEO of Libero. "Our service also excels at providing highly scalable, performant and efficient computing resources on a temporary basis, such as for massive data analysis, research and development projects, or peek data processing times at month's end."

Libero's public cloud based on SmartDataCenter offers Italian businesses and developers the following benefits:

  • The ability to focus on their core business. Businesses and developers can allow Libero to run their infrastructure while they focus their human and capital resources on their main line of business.

  • More for less. Benchmarks show that SmartDataCenter enables more efficient use of compute, I/O and network resources; businesses benefit from these efficiencies by paying less for their Libero infrastructure than for other competitive providers.

  • Peace of mind. Businesses and developers will find that their infrastructure stays up 100% of the time. And, because it provides local, resilient storage, they don't have to worry about losing their data in the cloud.

  • Time and cost savings on troubleshooting. Using Joyent Cloud Analytics, businesses will save money by identifying and fixing problems in their infrastructure before they spend money in engineering and support costs.

"Our relationship combines the strength of Libero's IT and online service capabilities with Joyent's proven high value cloud computing infrastructure," says Philippe Weppe, President of EMEA for Joyent. "Customers will benefit greatly from the efficiency, flexibility and quality of the Libero cloud."

In the cloud, efficient, scalable infrastructure can make the difference between profit and loss. That's why Libero elected to deploy the latest enterprise grade PowerEdge R710 servers to maximize performance and efficiencies.

"Our history in powering most of the world's leading public clouds gives Dell deep expertise in hyperscale infrastructure requirements," stated Steve Cumings, Executive Director of Marketing, Dell DCS. "Once again the combined strength of Dell infrastructure and Joyent software solutions delivers a world-class customer solution, supporting Libero's delivery of Italy's largest on-demand public cloud."

To learn more about Libero's cloud, please visit

To learn more about SmartDataCenter, please visit

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. Joyent licenses its cloud software to service providers that include Dell, FirstServer, MiTAC, XYBASE and Uniserve. delivers public cloud services to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe and Kabam. 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 and telcos around the world, including Microsoft and HP. 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. For more information, visit

About Libero srl

Libero srl is an Italian Internet company born on May 2011 and including Italy's biggest and most visited web portal,, and Italy's leading Internet Service Provider, ItNet. Two brands that have shaped the history of the Internet in Italy. was born on July 1999 as the first web portal and free e-mail service in Italy. It now boasts the largest online community of the country, with over 12 million unique visitors per day, and it's the first converged portal offering a range of services and contents, including search, news, sports, finance, entertainment, blog, online dating, shopping and specialized channels.

ITnet Srl, founded in 1994 as an ISP, it is 100% held by the telecommunication company Wind since 1999. ITnet is traditionally business oriented, focused in providing value-added services and solutions based on Data Center, with a consolidated know-how in network infrastructure and computing architectures.

Contact Information

  • Joyent Media Contact:

    Scott VanSickle
    Hoffman PR
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    Libero Media Contact:

    Ilaria Paoli
    Press Office
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