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Intel Selects Joyent for the Intel Cloud Builders

Intel announced today that it has selected Joyent, a leading global provider of cloud computing solutions, to participate in Intel Cloud Builders, which publishes best practices, hardware blueprints and software architectures on how to deploy cloud infrastructures. Among the program participants, including HP, Dell, and VMware, Joyent is the only company that brings the experience of running a major public cloud service, develops the full software stack that runs that service, and markets a complete cloud software solution for service providers and enterprise customers.

“The Intel Cloud Builders demonstrates how to build clouds on Intel Xeon processor-based servers and helps to accelerate the deployment of secure and efficient cloud computing infrastructures,” said Jason Waxman, General Manager, Data Center Group at Intel. “The Joyent reference architecture published by Intel Cloud Builders demonstrates use cases for building a complete cloud infrastructure.”

By working with Intel Cloud Builders reference architecture, Joyent’s and Intel's shared customers will be able to reduce the learning curve for provisioning, administering, operating and maintaining their own cloud. They will also gain a foundation for building more complex, scalable, and resilient cloud computing architectures adapted to the specific needs of public, private or hybrid cloud deployments.

“For service providers and enterprise customers interested in rapidly standing up high-performance, high-ROI cloud computing solutions that are backed by the operational experience of a leading public cloud provider, the Intel Cloud Builders reference architecture for Joyent Smart Computing is a perfect solution,” said Jonathan King, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Joyent. “We are pleased to provide our proven cloud infrastructure solution, which has been hardened by over 5 years of production-level operations of the Joyent public cloud service, to Intel’s innovative Cloud Builders.”

Joyent provides a complete software solution, professional services and operational support for delivering high-performance cloud computing services. SmartOS provides a level of hardware utilization, virtual machine density and application performance unmatched by hypervisor-based virtualization solutions. SmartDataCenter software provides GUI and API-based fault, configuration, accounting, performance and security management for ease of use and power to the administrative user. A complete user environment with Windows and Linux options and an extensive collection of additional software systems and applications are also included. These capabilities help service providers and enterprise customers achieve higher gross margins, accelerate growth and reduce execution risks.

For more information about the Intel Cloud Builders and to access the Joyent best practices reference architecture, please visit

Published Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:26 PM by David Marshall
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