August 28, 2014 1:01 PM ET

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Company Overview of Joyent, Inc.

Company Overview

Joyent, Inc. designs and develops cloud computing and systems software. It provides SmartDataCenter, a cloud infrastructure platform; SmartOS, an operating system solution; SmartMachines, the virtual machine running on SmartOS; Node.js, an open source server-side JavaScript for developing data-intensive real-time applications; and Joyent Manta Storage Service, a cloud object store and data services platform that provides compute and analysis capabilities directly to customers' data in the cloud. The company also owns and operates, a Website that delivers public cloud service, e-commerce, platform-as-a-service, mobile applications, online games, and hosting services. In additi...

One Embarcadero Center

9th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

Founded in 2004



Key Executives for Joyent, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Age: 41
Chief Financial Officer
President of Europea
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Joyent, Inc. Key Developments

Joyent Announces the Appointment of Scott Hammond as Chief Executive Officer

Joyent announced the appointment of Scott Hammond as Chief Executive Officer. Under Scott's leadership, Joyent seeks to accelerate growth with a focus on hybrid cloud infrastructure, which is expected to become the large segment of cloud computing in coming years. With over two decades of senior leadership experience, Hammond joins Joyent from Cisco Systems, where he was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Cisco's Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group. Previously, Scott served as CEO of newScale, Inc.

Joyent Releases SmartDataCenter 7

Joyent released SmartDataCenter 7, a complete cloud management platform for private and hybrid cloud deployments. SmartDataCenter is designed around lightweight, container-based virtualization, and is time-tested, having run at scale for years as the backbone of Joyent's Public Cloud. SmartDataCenter 7 is designed to deploy in hours and is proven at scale supporting all applications from production web and mobile to internal development environments. The complete cloud management platform also includes critical multi-tenant security components such as SmartLogin secure SSH key management, LDAP directory service, full identity and role based management, and built-in firewall capabilities. With absolute consistency between SmartDataCenter 7 and Joyent Public Cloud, IT organizations can now manage both public and private cloud environments without having to change any software automation, greatly reducing overhead, while enabling developers to move as fast as they need to go. And, Joyent's open ecosystem approach allows other complementary technologies to integrate and be used in both public and private cloud environments. SmartDataCenter 7 features are Easy to Deploy: Create a complete production implementation in a matter of hours. Easy to Operate: Designed by operators for operators, Easy to Scale: Seamlessly add capacity on demand, Easy to Upgrade: Upgrade components without disrupting service.

Joyent and Canonical Join Forces to Offer Ubuntu Optimized for the Joyent Cloud

Joyent Inc. and Canonical announce partnership that will provide customers high performance, optimized and fully supported Ubuntu server images in the Joyent Cloud. Together, Joyent and Canonical will enable developers and enterprises to create next generation mobile, big data and high-performance applications on Ubuntu, the leading cloud operating system and Joyent's award winning OS-Virtualized cloud platform. Joyent customers will now have access to the advanced reliability, performance and flexibility that certified Ubuntu server images provide as well as a powerful cloud deployment, orchestration, and management suite. Customers can be assured that wherever they choose to deploy Ubuntu -- in a private cloud deployment or in the high-performance Joyent Cloud -- they are fully backed and supported across Canonical and Joyent technologies. Canonical has enhanced Ubuntu to take advantage of capabilities provided by Joyent Cloud such as an advanced security and authentication model as well as providing tools for faster initialization and configuration of the latest cloud images. Other benefits include the ability to customize disk layout, formatting, and encryption all customized for the user at image provision time. For customers that also want to ensure that they have options for enterprise or mission critical support, Joyent will provide Canonical-backed Enhanced Support options for Ubuntu. This gives customers a single vendor for all support needs when hosting on Joyent and taking advantage of the add-on support option.

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