SOURCE: Joyent

Joyent

September 15, 2011 04:00 ET

Joyent Announces the New Joyent Cloud, Sets New Bar for Cloud Analytics, Performance and Data Resiliency

Joyent Cloud Tops Amazon's Web Services With Unmatched Performance and Data Resiliency Combined With the Most Comprehensive Cloud Analytics Available

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 15, 2011) - Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing software and services, today announced the launch of a new public cloud computing platform that delivers a powerful combination of superior application speed, 100% data resiliency, and granular analytics. The new Joyent Cloud enables businesses and developers to run applications faster and with greater peace of mind for less money than on any other cloud.

The new Joyent Cloud runs on a completely revamped Joyent infrastructure management platform, SmartDataCenter 6. This new platform adds unique analytics, management, security, and performance capabilities to the Joyent Cloud. It provides customers with the most complete environment for running fast, instantly scalable applications without paying premium prices or additional service fees.

In addition to the speed, data integrity, uptime, and world-class collaborative support that Joyent has always offered, Joyent Cloud now delivers the following benefits to enterprises and developers:

  • The best visibility into one's cloud infrastructure: Powerful cloud analytics from Joyent afford customers complete transparency into sources of latency and root cause throughout the compute stack from kernel to application. Coupled with New Relic application analytics and Zeus load balancing software, customers have the tools to locate and fix problems before they cause slowdowns or downtime.
  • Safe storage, resilient data, and speed. Lightning-fast Linux and Windows SmartMachines boot in seconds and provide fully distributed storage, superior application and processing speeds, data fidelity and security not available to those operating systems on other clouds. Joyent's SmartOS SmartMachine offers the same benefits plus even more granular analytics and enhanced vertical scaling.
  • Lower compute costs. Joyent's SmartOS SmartMachines use fewer servers and lower compute costs by delivering up to 14x faster speeds than comparable Amazon EC2 machine instances and providing instant CPU bursting and intelligent data caching.
  • Price predictability and simplicity. A new, simple utility pricing model that gives customers a clear view of their costs and simplifies resource planning while preserving flexibility.

Joyent Cloud customers include LinkedIn, Kabam, StackMob, and Gilt Groupe, among numerous leading companies in ecommerce, mobile, online games and other markets. Customers have enjoyed years of superior application performance on Joyent Cloud compared to less performant clouds and 99.99% uptime, with annual downtime measured in seconds, not hours or days.

"Joyent Cloud provides customers with peace of mind that their infrastructure will just work, just scale, and be fully visible and transparent at all times," said Steve Tuck, GM of Joyent Cloud. "We eliminate the compromises inherent in running on other clouds while delivering exceptional performance and speed at a competitive price."

Joyent Cloud delivers CPU bursting capability of up to 400%, which allows applications to easily absorb abrupt usage spikes without spinning up new instances or impacting end user experience or application performance. With Joyent Cloud's new public APIs, operators and developers can easily configure and change their Joyent Cloud SmartMachine with their own custom script packages or via third-party cloud management platforms. And Joyent Cloud offers two free analytics packages -- Joyent Cloud Analytics and New Relic that for the first time give businesses complete, real-time, visibility into latency issues anywhere from their virtual CPU up through the application layer across multiple Joyent SmartMachines.

In addition, Joyent Cloud is introducing a Node.js Joyent SmartMachine for customers ready to deploy commercial Node.js-based applications. Joyent also hosts the Node.js service, No.de, a Platform as a Service offering for developers wishing to create data-intensive, real-time (DIRTy) apps. Joyent Cloud also offers customers access to the services of a rich ecosystem of partners, including StackMob, provider of a powerful backend development and deployment platform for mobile applications, AppFog, the cloud-based hosting service for customers' favorite web application stack, and Circonis, the organization-wide monitoring company.

To learn more about JoyentCloud, please visit http://joyentcloud.com.

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. JoyentCloud.com 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. For more information, visit http://www.joyent.com.

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