SOURCE: Joyent


May 16, 2011 12:10 ET

Joyent and ClusterTech to Provide Public Cloud Services and Support to Gaming, Media, Social Network and Mobile Service Providers in Greater China

Alliance Delivers SmartDataCenter 6, Includes Autoscaling and Instrumentation

HONG KONG and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing solutions, and ClusterTech, the leading provider of grid and cluster computing solutions, today announced a strategic alliance in which ClusterTech will become the professional service provider of public cloud and integration services to gaming, media, social network and mobile service providers throughout Greater China. Under this agreement, ClusterTech will deliver Joyent's SmartDataCenter 6 cloud software to service providers, data center operators and systems integrators who will in turn offer cloud services to next generation game, media and social entertainment network, and 4G LTE mobile application companies.

Joyent is the only cloud software provider in the world that sells its turnkey software suite, SmartDataCenter 6, and runs its own public cloud in North America, Service providers throughout Asia will be able to rapidly stand up and offer their own public, private or hybrid cloud services based on the model.

Next-Generation Applications Demand Flexibility, Performance and Autoscaling
The global explosion in mobile and tablet devices has created demand for DIRTY (Data Intensive Real-Time) applications that can rapidly and flexibly receive, compute and respond to requests from millions of users at a time. Joyent's SmartDataCenter 6 cloud software is optimized for data-intensive real time applications found in social media, gaming, mobile, and machine to machine computing markets. With SmartDataCenter's efficient operating system, I/O acceleration, and instrumentation, gaming and mobile application developers are able to write apps that can autoscale to billions of transactions simultaneously.

Transparency and Instrumentation Ensure Quality of Service (QoS)
Most service providers and end users lack key visibility into the performance of their computing infrastructure and applications: the software stack is a black box. SmartDataCenter 6 delivers powerful cloud analytics that give real-time visibility throughout the software stack into latency or other problems that can be addressed before downtime or outages occur. Joyent's cloud analytics are based on dTrace, an open source technology (and recipient of a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award) that allows users to tune and troubleshoot applications and operating system themselves. Through the use of Joyent's analytics, transparency throughout the stack ensures that service providers maintain the highest Quality of Service (QoS) and the highest level of customer satisfaction.

"The modern application is structurally changing, demanding more of infrastructure than ever before. Joyent's cloud software, together with ClusterTech's knowledge and expertise as a professional service provider and systems integrator, is uniquely positioned to help service providers meet these new demands," said David Young, CEO, Joyent. "Service providers will be able to gain new customers, retain and grow existing customers relationships, increase revenue and run a profitable cloud service with Joyent's SmartDataCenter."

"Businesses across the globe are seeking technology innovation to deliver quicker time to market and competitive advantage but without strains on budget or IT management bandwidth," said Dr. WaiMo Suen, CEO of ClusterTech. "Joyent is the only cloud software provider that also runs a public cloud, so they offer proven cloud software and services to quickly meet the requirements of our clients."

SmartDataCenter 6
SmartDataCenter 6 offers game, media, social and mobile service providers:

  • A customer portal that allows service providers to save on technology and administrative costs by enabling self-provisioning
  • An operator portal that enables service providers to allocate compute resources, visualize performance, manage virtual servers, and monitor resource allocation
  • Analytics that identify latency or other problems that can be addressed before downtime or outages occur
  • A full software stack that includes dataset management, I/O management, networking, Joyent SmartOS, a public software library, and a runtime (Node.js)
  • Extensibility (via a public API) that enables Service Providers to add services and connect to internal or outside services
  • A reference architecture

To learn more about SmartDataCenter 6, please visit For information in Chinese, please visit

About Joyent
Joyent is a global cloud computing software and service provider that offers an integrated suite of software and services designed specifically for the needs of Service Providers and Enterprises to deliver cloud services to clients or within enterprises. Joyent licenses its cloud software to service providers worldwide (including Dell), who provide cloud services and products to their own customers. Joyent delivers public cloud services from to some of the most innovative companies in the world, such as LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe and Kabam. Joyent's proven Smart Technologies, which include Node.js, an open source server-side JavaScript development environment, and an ecosystem of leading technology partners, enable customers to quickly leverage the improved performance, scalability, reliability and security inherent in the company's technology. For more information, visit

About ClusterTech
Founded in 2000, Cluster Technology Limited specializes in the provision of advanced computing technology solutions. ClusterTech utilizes Cluster, Grid, Cloud and other high performance computing (HPC) technologies to improve operational efficiency, address large-scale computing demand, develop Business Intelligence, and ensure high availability. ClusterTech, headquartered in Hong Kong, opened branches in Mainland China starting 2003, to provide one-stop advanced computing professional services including pre-sale testing, system design, software and hardware integration and optimization for clients in China. ClusterTech has served the advanced computing needs of over a hundred multinational and national level institutes including: HSBC, DBS, ING, Bank of China, CNOOC, PetroChina, Sinopec, China Earthquake Administration, China Meteorology Administration, 14 institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, etc. In 2009, ClusterTech was awarded the "Hong Kong Awards for Industries -- Technological Achievement Certificate of Merit." For more information, visit

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