SOURCE: Joyent


October 11, 2011 09:00 ET

Joyent and NavLink Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Joyent's SmartDataCenter Cloud Infrastructure Platform to Service Providers and Cloud Services to End Users

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2011) - Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing software and services, and NavLink, a provider and enabler of managed Information Communication Technology (ICT), enterprise networking and cloud services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), today announced a two-pronged partnership: NavLink will deliver cloud services based on SmartDataCenter directly to its enterprise customers in the EMEA region from its data center in Nice, France, and the company will license Joyent's cloud infrastructure platform to telecom operators and service providers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to enable them to offer cloud services to their customers.

Joyent's SmartDataCenter delivers a high margin cloud infrastructure platform for service providers wishing to run public, private or hybrid clouds, grow value-added service offerings such as M2M and mobile application services, and converge internal service provider IT and data operations.

SmartDataCenter delivers the following benefits:

  • The best visibility into one's cloud infrastructure: Powerful cloud analytics afford service providers complete transparency into sources of latency and root cause throughout the compute stack from kernel to application.
  • Safe storage, resilient data, and speed. Lightning-fast software boots quickly and provides fully distributed storage, superior application and processing speeds, data fidelity and security not available to operating systems on other clouds.
  • Lower compute costs. Independent benchmarks have demonstrated that the operating system in SmartDataCenter, SmartOS, uses fewer servers and lowers compute costs by delivering up to 14x faster speeds than competitive cloud providers.

NavLink has a long track record of bringing numerous benefits to telecom operators and end users through a one-stop-shop that includes hosting, cloud and managed services as well as architecture, deployment, and operational services.

"We chose SmartDataCenter because of its clear differentiation from competing cloud software providers," said Laurent Delifer, President and CEO of NavLink. "In addition to its technological advantages, Joyent has operated a profitable public cloud business for years. This partnership enables us to leverage their best practices to ensure rapid time to market."

"NavLink brings years of experience and expertise providing managed services to their telecom and enterprise customers," said Philippe Weppe, President of EMEA for Joyent. "We look forward to working with them to deliver the next generation cloud infrastructure platform to the Middle East."

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 NavLink
NavLink is a provider and enabler of managed Information Communication Technology (ICT), enterprise networking and cloud services to telecom operators, medium and large enterprises in over 17 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Founded in 1996, NavLink is one of the early adopters and pioneers of IP services in the Middle East (ME). Since then, it has garnered a stellar reputation among its customers and partners as a trustworthy company known for its outstanding skills and ability to deliver on commitments. Currently, NavLink enjoys deep, strategic relationships with leading telecommunications carriers.

Contact Information

  • Joyent Media Contact
    Scott VanSickle
    The Hoffman Agency
    +1- 408-975-3084
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    NavLink Media Contact
    Marketing Communications
    +961 1 325 880
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