Joyent Offers Cloud Services at SuperNAP

Joyent has partnered with Switch to power a new public and hybrid cloud offering at the massive SuperNAP data center in Las Vegas, the companies said today. The agreement will expand the global reach of Joyent’s cloud optimization services, and enable Joyent and Switch to jointly offer cloud services to the customers housing high-density applications at the SuperNAP, including gaming and media companies, financial firms and government agencies.

“The combination of the SuperNAP’s pervasive connectivity and iron-clad security with Joyent’s high-performance Smart Technologies delivers infrastructure and platform as a service with an unprecedented level of reliability and scale that is unmatched anywhere in the world,” said David Young, CEO and founder of Joyent.

The Switch SuperNAP is a 407,000 square foot facility that can support high-density server installations of up to 1,500 watts per square foot, and beyond. The partnership makes Joyent a founding member of Switch|Cloud I.C.E. (Inter-Cloud Exchange), a cloud ecosystem housed at the SuperNAP designed to bring together private and public cloud vendors and customers at the SuperNAP. Switch|Cloud I.C.E will offer private and public cloud hosting, and allow customers to move data between them. Joyent’s customers will also have access to Switch|C.O.R.E., a connectivity hub that enables customers to tap Switch’s collective telecom buying power to gain discounted rates.

“By leveraging the performance and security of the SuperNAP and the power of the United States Inter-Cloud Exchange, Joyent’s highly-scalable architecture will provide a robust platform for hybrid cloud deployments and computationally intensive applications,” said Rob Roy, CEO and founder of Switch.

Switch Communications has been operating since 2000. In December 2002 Switch acquired a former Enron broadband services facility out of bankruptcy. Enron had been seeking to build a commodity bandwidth exchange, and had arranged exceptional connectivity for its Las Vegas center. Switch says it now has more than 20 backbones running through its bandwidth hub.

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