Monday, August 08, 2011

Joyent, Cloud Software for Service Providers

Joyent SmartOS uses Solaris under the hood,

Joyent is a cloud computing software and services company based in San Francisco, California, since 2004. Joyent provides application virtualization.
JoyentCloud, Joyent’s hosting business unit, offers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) for large enterprises including LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe, and Kabam. In March 2009, Joyent extended its business by licensing its Smart software to Dell.[1] Joyent is a supporter of open source projects including Node.js and Illumos. Employees of Joyent are referred to as “Joyeurs”.

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