Founded in 2004 and headquartered in San Fransisco, Joyent is a software, virtualisation and IT services company specialising in the cloud.  It offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service for large online clients, including social networking site LinkedIn (it was also the original host of Twitter). Joyent is also very active in the online gaming industry. Joyent licenses its cloud software, SmartDataCenter, to cloud service providers like Dell. The company has developed a complete software stack on which it runs a major public cloud.

Joyent unveils Hadoop big data cloud service

29 Jan, 2013
Rene Millman

Virtual Cloudsvider jumps into big data space

Can anyone stop Amazon dominating the cloud?

18 May, 2012
Rene Millman

Amazon is leading the field when it comes to cloud but is the company always the best option for an organisation moving this way?

How cloud computing is set to change the face of media forever

29 Apr, 2012
Adrian Bridgwater

The media have been quick to embrace the potential of the cloud and it's a market that will look very different in the future

Joyent snags round of funding to boost cloud attack

23 Jan, 2012
Maxwell Cooter

Cloud company Joyent boosted by $85m of venture funding for range of new services

Joyent ports KVM onto SmartOS

17 Aug, 2011
Miya Knights

The cloud vendor combines the power of hardware and software virtualisation in its operating system.