The widespread adoption of mobile devices is driving the proliferation of cloud applications, which need to be properly supported by enterprises. Traditional on-premises infrastructures are increasingly unable to support the demands for highly intensive mobile and Web-based applications.
With this trend in mind, cloud infrastructure provider Joyent has launched Joyent7, a fabric-based cloud infrastructure platform designed to support the increasing demands of large enterprises and cloud services providers, which is scheduled for a full enterprise release in early 2013.
Joyent7 is a scalable cloud infrastructure platform that provides the performance needed to run solutions for billions of users, and gives enterprises the ability to be a cloud services provider within their own organization, according to Carlos Morales Paulin, global managing director at Telefonica (News - Alert).
“There’s a demand for services that are device and location independent that is impossible to ignore,” Paulin said. “With Joyent, we can provide our customers with all the power, scalability and flexibility of the cloud – without having to build our own infrastructure or pass the reigns of control to a host of different providers. Joyent has effectively empowered us to provide the platform we need to best serve our customers.”
Joyent touted several benefits of the Joyent7 platform, including the following:
- New Node.js de-bugging and performance tools. Supports access of node on SmartOS to provide developers detailed data for diagnosing and debugging their code.
- Unified directory services. New LDAP-favored user management and directory service written in Node.js. A high performance addition, it enables improved access control and supports cloud-scale loads, replication and synchronization.
- Billing and financial management. Provides improved resiliency and additional reporting capabilities.
- Updated cloud operations dashboard and toolkit. Command line tools for operators and sysadmins, which enable scripting and full machine lifecycle support.
- Workflow APIs. Expanded catalog of APIs for workflow, image management, security groups and local storage
- Datacenter local storage. Enables the ability to API provision and mount NFS storage in a customer machine.
Earlier this fall, Joyent and global technology company Emerson (News - Alert) Network Power announced a partnership that will change and optimize infrastructure for how data center resources are stored and delivered in both private and public clouds. In addition, the team will further improve the cloud solution currently offered by Joyent, TMCnet reported.
Both companies said they will concentrate on the need for an industrialized cloud service by integrating Emerson’s Trellis platform for data center infrastructure management (DCIM) with Joyent’s software defined data center suite SmartDatacenter. The Trellis platform, which now runs on the Joyent cloud and became a tightly integrated part of the SmartDatacenter, will enable Joyent a marked improvement in the ease of use, efficiency, industrialization and sustainability for the users of the cloud service.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey