SOURCE: Joyent


June 29, 2011 19:00 ET

Joyent, XYBASE and Anise Asia Cloud to Provide Carrier-Grade Cloud Software and Services to Governments, Enterprises and Telecom Firms Across South East Asia

Alliance Delivers SmartDataCenter 6 and Node.js™, Joyent's Carrier-Ready Solution

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing solutions, XYBASE, a leading provider of IT solutions for global governments and corporations, and Anise Asia Cloud, a Joyent-powered cloud service provider for South East Asia (SEA), today announced a strategic alliance in which Anise Asia Cloud and XYBASE will resell Joyent's SmartDataCenter 6 cloud software throughout South East Asia. The two companies will deliver cloud solutions to government agencies, multinational corporations, and telecommunications companies to meet growing demand for a next generation datacenter that can support the rapid adoption of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions.

"Governments and multinational corporations throughout South East Asia need access to a carrier-grade cloud operating system that can provide real-time visibility into datacenter assets across the region while delivering unparalleled performance, security and profits," said Dr. Jason Hoffman, co-founder of Joyent. "Cloud software built for legacy enterprise applications, such as Amazon's AWS, or VMWare's virtualization, does not stand up to these requirements."

Joyent enables developers to deliver next-generation applications using its Node.js™ Platform-as-a-Service offering. Node.js is a fast, efficient, and easy to use programming environment that allows developers to build high performance applications for mobile, web, Internet and machine-to-machine (m2m) computing. Node.js has gained rapid global adoption and is being ported to Windows® in collaboration with Microsoft Corp and is being used in HP's webOS.

"Businesses throughout South East Asia want to affordably achieve quicker time to market with their products and services to gain competitive advantage," said Suhaimee, President of XYBASE. "Joyent's proven cloud software and services quickly meet the requirements of the government agencies, businesses and higher education users that XYBASE has been serving for more than 18 years," he added.

As government agencies, telecommunications companies and multinational corporations shift from virtualization to cloud computing, those who license Joyent's SmartDataCenter cloud software from Anise Asia Cloud and XYBASE will enjoy three core benefits compared to other cloud software options:

Operating System Efficiency Lowers Cost and Power Usage, Improves Performance
Joyent creates virtualized data centers (not just virtualized machines) and employs operating system-level virtualization while most of the industry uses less efficient hardware virtualization. Joyent's approach to virtualization translates into as much as a 70% higher utilization rate, resulting in lower equipment and power costs and higher margins that allow cloud operators to profitably compete with other vendors in the market. Joyent's efficient cloud architecture also leads to higher performance: Recent benchmarks ( comparing Joyent and Amazon EC2 show that Joyent outperformed Amazon EC2 in CPU, Disc I/O and Memory I/O by as much as 14X.

Flexibility, Performance and Autoscaling for Next Generation Apps
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 and Node.js are optimized for data-intensive real-time applications found in social media, mobile, and machine to machine (M2M) computing markets. With SmartDataCenter's efficient operating system, I/O acceleration, and instrumentation, application developers are able to write applications that can autoscale to billions of transactions simultaneously.

Transparency and Instrumentation That Ensures Quality of Service (QoS)
Most service providers and end users lack 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 performance degradation, 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 systems 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.

"As a strategic partner to Anise Asia Cloud, XYBASE will bring the Joyent public cloud ecosystem to more customers in the South East Asia market. StarAnise Cloud (Anise Asia's public cloud) will be the Joyent-powered cloud for South East Asia," said Ashikin, CEO of Anise Asia Cloud.

To learn more about SmartDataCenter 6, please visit

To learn more about Anise Asia Cloud, please visit

To learn more about Node.js™, 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

XYBASE is a systems integrator, IPR developer and solutions provider that has projects in Malaysia and other Asia Pacific countries, Europe and the USA. As a global company, XYBASE offers a range of products and services from airport solutions and middleware to system development and implementation services.

Since its founding in 1992, XYBASE has implemented numerous IT projects locally for a wide range of industries including the government with its e-Government system and are internationally recognized for its airport IT expertise. XYBASE provides comprehensive, cost-effective and state of the art solutions to its clients and are dedicated to technological research and development so as to remain a valuable provider in the IT arena. For more information, visit

About Anise Asia Cloud
Anise Asia Cloud is a new enterprise providing Joyent cloud solutions and services primarily to the South East Asia region. The public Cloud, called the StarAnise Cloud, will be deployed exclusively via Joyent's premier cloud technology and will be operated based on Joyent's proven standard operating services.

StarAnise Cloud is the catalyst that will enable South East Asia businesses and companies to reach out for the world. Via future partnerships that we will build, we will enable systems integrators to implement either public, private or hybrid clouds leveraging Joyent's Technology. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Joyent Press Contact:
    Scott VanSickle
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    XYBASE and Anise Asia Cloud Press Contact:
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