In response to the need for greater performance and scalability in cloud computing environments, the Joyent cloud offers scalability features and options that aid application performance, including lightweight virtualization, flexible resource provisioning, dynamic load balancing and storage caching, and CPU bursting.
The Joyent SmartPlatform development environment allows businesses to
develop more efficient applications that are easily ported to virtually any open standards environment.
You're a CIO. If you had a dollar for every time someone asked you about your cloud strategy, you'd probably be retired by now. Well, maybe we are exaggerating. But not by much. The buzz around cloud computing is deafening, between media coverage, IT industry analyst assessments of this nascent field, and the rapidly growing list of conferences and panels addressing the cloud.
To date, analysis of the true benefits of moving critical computing functions into the cloud remains largely framed by a straight-up comparison between buying servers, renting portions of servers at co-location facilities, and buying computing and storage capacity in a public cloud. The results of this comparison are fairly predictable. Buying cloud capacity is cheaper than renting a part of a server is cheaper than buying your own hardware. A secondary and common benefit is the ease of scaling an application up or down in the cloud.