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Joyent's Optimized Windows and Linux Cloud

Cloud provider Joyent has launched its new cloud hosting solution for Windows and Linux to expand its line of so-called carrier grade "smart technologies" for building and hosting web applications. The cloud power behind both Facebook and LinkedIn, Joyent's new Windows and Linux virtual machines provide a development environment for high-traffic web apps on both Enterprise and Standard editions of the Windows, CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu operating systems.

“We’re seeing an increase in customers in the enterprise space who want to move onto the cloud, but face a formidable obstacle with an existing app built on a Windows or Linux OS,” said Joyent CEO David Young. “Of course, they don’t want to rewrite everything from scratch, so we’re providing a platform to support migration directly onto the Joyent cloud where they can leverage our smart computing infrastructure to gain reliable, peak performance at all times.”

Joyent claims that its product is differentiated from other Windows and Linux cloud platforms due to specific optimization for web application development in key areas such as: disk I/O and memory I/O, improved CPU speed, and reduced network latency, as well as what the company says is a best-in-class price to performance ratio.

“Rather than providing a commoditized infrastructure, the Joyent platform comes bundled with a full set of integrated solutions to deliver the responsiveness and reliability required for today’s real-time web apps,” Young said.

The new Windows and Linux solutions are available at all of Joyent’s state-of-the-art datacenters worldwide, including the secure, high-connectivity, high-density SuperNAP Swithch|NAP data center in Las Vegas.

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