• Cloud Computing Company Joyent Leaves Early Supporters Out In The Cold

    Cloud Computing Company Joyent Leaves Early Supporters Out In The Cold

    Back in 2006, cloud computing company Joyent offered a lifetime subscription to bundle of hosting services for a one time fee of $500. Now, according to an e-mail sent to customers, Joyent is pulling the plug on those lifetime accounts. Customers are predictably upset, but not for the reasons you might expect. Read More

  • Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth

    Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth

    Cloud computing software and service provider Joyent has secured an $85 million round of new funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by European group Weather Investment II. It also included Telefónica Digital, the growth arm of global telecom giant Telefónica, which participated as a strategic investor. Read More

  • Cloud Software Company Joyent Raises $5 Million

    Cloud Software Company Joyent Raises $5 Million

    Joyent, a San Francisco-based cloud computing software and service provider, has secured $5 million in debt funding according to an SEC filing. The company, which was founded back in 2004, offers an integrated technology suite and related services geared towards service providers, medium-sized and large enterprises, and developers. Read More

  • Node.js Knockout 2011 Winners Revealed

    Node.js Knockout 2011 Winners Revealed

    Joyent has revealed the winners of Node Knockout, the annual Node.js hacking competition it sponsors. This year’s hackathon, which encourages developers to build apps using the increasingly popular server-side JavaScript environment Node.js, included over 320 teams with more than 700 people competing. That’s a big jump from the 100 teams and 250 participants seen in 2010. The… Read More

  • Joyent Acquires Private Cloud Management Startup Layerboom Systems

    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

  • Intel Capital Invests In Cloud Computing Pioneer Joyent

    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. The news comes only a few weeks after Intel helped the 5-year old company launch a cloud computing service in… Read More

  • Rackspace Offers Cloud Computing with Mosso

    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… Read More

  • Twitter and Joyent Split Amidst Downtime Travails

    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… Read More

  • Joyent Suffers Major Downtime Due To ZFS Bug

    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

  • Here Comes Competition, Apollo

    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… Read More

  • The Companies of Web 2.0, Part 1

    The Web 2.0 conference kicked off today with a number of great workshops. The highlights for us were the Attention Trust board meeting (posts below) and, of course, the Launchpad workshop where a dozen companies presented in an hour and a half. My notes on each company are below. Many of these have been profiled here before, and we hope to get full profiles of the rest up as soon as we can… Read More