How smart is buying into SmartOS?
Joyent can offer container management sophistication and some added security via its SmartOS server base. But it's not clear to me how Samsung is better off buying Joyent than it would be continuing as one of its primary customers. Will it leave Joyent alone to continue to evolve as a unique and somewhat "in left field" service provider? Or will it try to steer it toward the mainstream? SmartOS is an open source descendent of Solaris but is not widely used by enterprises or public cloud providers.