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Predicteria 2015

January 6, 2015 | Joyeur Article Feed

Fifteen years ago, I initiated a time-honored tradition among my colleagues in kernel development at Sun: shortly after the first of every year, we would get together at our favorite local restaurant to form predictions for the coming year. We made one-year, three-year and six-year predictions for… [Read more...]

2014 in Review: Docker Rising

January 2, 2015 | Joyeur Article Feed

When looking back on 2014 from an infrastructure perspective, it's hard not to have one word on the lips: Docker. (Or, as we are wont to do in Silicon Valley when a technology is particularly hot, have the same word on the lips three times over à la Gabbo: "Docker, Docker, DOCKER!") ... [Read more...]

Making Joyent the Best Place to Run Docker

December 3, 2014 | Joyeur Article Feed

When I joined Joyent this past summer, two things were clear to me. First, that Docker had sparked a “container revolution” that would define the next era of cloud and infrastructure management. And, second, that the battle-tested, infrastructure container technology that underpins the Joyent Pub… [Read more...]

Docker’s Killer Feature

December 2, 2014 | Joyeur Article Feed

In a recent blog post, CoreOS essentially declared war on Docker with the announcement of Rocket, their own rival system. This seems to be the essence of the CoreOS criticism of Docker: Unfortunately, a simple re-usable component is not how things are playing out. Docker now is building tools for… [Read more...]

How Joyent and Docker are Working Together

November 7, 2014 | Joyeur Article Feed

You may have seen that we recently open sourced SmartDataCenter and Manta. Because Joyent pioneered the use of infrastructure containers, you would be forgiven for asking the question: does this mean that SDC somehow competes with Docker? The answer is emphatically not — and in fact, to the c… [Read more...]

SmartDataCenter and Manta are now open source

November 6, 2014 | Joyeur Article Feed

Today we are announcing that we are open sourcing the two systems at the heart of our business: SmartDataCenter and the Manta object storage platform. SmartDataCenter is the container-based orchestration software that runs the Joyent public cloud; we have used it for the better half of a decade to… [Read more...]

Node.js Advisory Board

October 23, 2014 | Joyeur Article Feed

Today, Joyent and several members of the Node.js community announced a proposal for a Node.js Advisory Board as a next step towards a fully open governance model for the Node.js open source project. The Node.js Advisory Board will provide input to the Node.js project leadership ... [Read more...]

Building Packages at Scale

October 6, 2014 | Joyeur Article Feed

tl;dr We are able to build 14,000 packages across 6 zones in 4.5 hours At Joyent we have long had a focus on high performance, whether it's through innovations in SmartOS, carefully selecting our hardware, or providing customers with tools such as DTrace to identify bottlenecks in their application… [Read more...]

Exploring Node.js Streams with node-vstream

August 14, 2014 | Joyeur Article Feed

When working with Node streams, particularly object-mode streams, it's often helpful to be able to inspect a pipeline. The vstream module instruments objects to provide: For all objects: a name: used in debug output and especially useful for data pipelines custom counters: create your own counters… [Read more...]

Active Benchmarking in the Cloud

July 31, 2014 | Joyeur Article Feed

Recently, Joyent published a series of benchmarks using YCSB (Yahoo Cloud Service Benchmark) comparing the performance of MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and Elasticsearch between machines running in the Joyent Public Cloud and similarly configured machines running on Amazon Web Services. When I looked at the… [Read more...]

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