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Joyent Revamps Public Cloud Service

Joyent has launched a new public cloud service that it says is faster and cheaper than Amazon Web Services' popular Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2), as well as other Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings.

The San Francisco-based company's upgraded Joyent Cloud service is built on a new platform, called SmartDataCenter 6, which Joyent claimed offers improved performance, management and security.

Customers can now run Windows or Linux instances atop Joyent's SmartOS SmartMachines, which the company said boots in seconds and offers distributed storage. The new platform provides instant CPU bursting and intelligent data caching. The bursting capability can scale up to 400 percent, reducing the number of CPU instances customers have to add, the company said.

"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 Joyent Cloud GM Steve Tuck in a statement. "We eliminate the compromises inherent in running on other clouds while delivering exceptional performance and speed at a competitive price."

Along with the new service, new APIs allow customers to configure or change their SmartMachines themselves or via third-party cloud management systems. And the company has added two analytics tools to the platform, Joyent Cloud Analytics and New Relic, that provide real-time views of the stack ranging from the CPU through the application layer, helping determine issues that might be causing latency.

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 09/20/2011 at 1:14 PM


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