Cloud infrastructure company Joyent has acquired Vancouver-based Layerboom Systems, a startup that provides a software to hosting companies that allows them to build and sell virtual private server clouds. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to a release, the acquisition will allow Joyent to offer expanded cloud infrastructure services to customers by adding new virtualization… → Read More
Joyent, the Californian provider of cloud computing solutions – although they like to refer to that as delivering “web application hosting Infrastructure as a Service” – today announced that it raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Intel Capital.
Last week’s incident with Amazon Web Services briefly going down may have raised questions about the reliability of cloud computing, but demand is high enough for competitors to keep trying to get into the game. The more companies that enter this space, the cheaper and more competitive that Web-scale computing should become. Today, hosting provider Rackspace is offering a new cloud computing… → Read More
Update: According to an ARIN lookup, Twitter appears to be hosted by Verio now. Update 2: Twitter has come out on their blog to say that they are now hosted by NTT America. According to Joyent’s corporate blog, the company stopped hosting Twitter late last night: Twitter has been officially off Joyent since 10PM last night. This may come as a surprise to some after yesterday’s posts here… → Read More
Services provided by cloud computing provider Joyent have been offline for three days following issues with ZFS. Strongspace and BingoDisk are amongst services that have been affected since January 12. Joyent CEO David Young said in a post to the Joyent forums that the service “got bit by a massive ZFS bug…that got onto/into the backups” preventing easy restoration. Data… → Read More
The official developer release of Apollo, a platform that lets developers run their web applications outside of the browser, offline and on the desktop, is less than a week old, and they already have competition. Firefox 3 will allow sites to work offline by accessing local datastores. And at least two other products are offering platform products that will overlap significantly with Apollo… → Read More