SOURCE: Joyent


February 16, 2012 10:30 ET

Joyent Cloud Partners With Amplify to Deliver Free Cloud Resources for Media and Gaming Startups

Accelerator Program's Portfolio Companies Receive High-Performance Cloud Computing Services to Power Innovative Real-Time Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 16, 2012) - Joyent Cloud, the highest performance public cloud, and Amplify, a startup accelerator focused on supporting innovative media and entertainment Internet startups, have announced a partnership to supply free cloud computing resources and marketing services to Amplify's portfolio companies.

Members of the Amplify startup family will power their launches on Joyent SmartMachines running Joyent SmartOS, a unique operating system designed specifically for cloud computing. SmartOS and Joyent's SmartDataCenter are the core components behind Joyent's public cloud offering, a service designed specifically to deliver the premium performance required to power real-time applications.

Joyent Cloud is ideal for companies building applications that require low latency and lightning-fast end-user experiences. The Joyent Cloud currently powers over 300 million monthly unique visitors and hundreds of billions of monthly processes for leading Internet brands such as Voxer, LinkedIn, ModCloth, TaskRabbit and Kabam.

"Joyent Cloud is focused on delivering the best performance at a reasonable price -- real-time computing that can handle any end-user application," explains Oded Noy, Amplify's chief technologist and co-founder of startups Zag and Social Approach. "That's exactly what our startups need to develop, scale quickly and deliver great user experiences."

Unique capabilities Joyent Cloud brings to Amplify portfolio companies include:

  • Joyent Cloud Analytics with DTrace for performance tuning and latency root cause analysis
  • Debugging tools for Node.js applications and analytics for Node.js application performance
  • SmartMachine virtual compute environments that enable instant CPU capacity burst of up to 800% to handle large usage spikes
  • A suite of performance-tuned, dedicated, highly-scalable virtual appliances for popular applications (database, Web server, load balancer)
  • A 100% uptime SLA and 365/24/7 direct support

"Partnering with Amplify gives Joyent a chance to deliver a high-performance cloud platform that can scale up as young companies grow," said Joyent Cloud General Manager Steve Tuck. "Amplify and its first group of portfolio companies are ideally suited to take advantage of the superior performance we deliver with Joyent's SmartOS and SmartDataCenter."

About Joyent Cloud

Joyent Cloud is the second largest public cloud in the world, delivering public cloud services to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including LinkedIn, Voxer, Gilt Groupe and Kabam. Joyent Cloud is a division of Joyent, a global cloud computing software and service provider that offers an integrated cloud deployment and management technology suite designed for enterprises, developers and service providers. Joyent is the corporate steward of Node.js, the open source server-side JavaScript development environment deployed by Microsoft, EBay and LinkedIn, among others. Joyent is also the key contributor to and sponsor of Joyent SmartOS, an open source project that has delivered the first complete, modern operating system. For more information, visit and

About Amplify

Based in Los Angeles, California's historic Venice Beach, Amplify.LA is a hands-on startup accelerator designed to help members amplify their companies for success. The program operates from a 10,000 square foot entrepreneurial campus originally designed by renowned architect, Steven Ehrlich. Amplify.LA's investors, mentors and management include some of the most connected names in media and entertainment. To learn more, please visit

Contact Information

  • Joyent Cloud Media Contact
    Scott VanSickle
    The Hoffman Agency
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