Joyent is ready to expand its cloud platform, and is tapping the Platform Equinix network of data centers to do it. Joyent said today that it has deployed servers in Equinix data centers in northern Amsterdam and northern Virginia, and plans to add equipment at an Equinix site in Asia later this year.
Joyent has focused on superior application speed as a key selling point and a differentiator with other cloud computing services. Deploying equipment at Equinix allows Joyent to directly connect to a dynamic ecosystem of customers, business partners and networks. By deploying its platform in close proximity to customers, Joyent said it will virtually eliminate latency for customers with high-performance mobile and web applications.
“The companies that choose the Joyent Cloud have developed the most innovative and demanding applications, and the count on our superior performance, 99.9999 percent uptime and security to run their e-commerce, online gaming and mobile businesses,” said Steve Tuck, senior vice president and general manager of Joyent Cloud. “Their success has fueled our continued rapid growth and expansion across North America, Europe and Asia, and our need for a data center provider that could provide geographic reach and scale as rapidly as we were growing. In the end, we were impressed with Equinix’s ability to provide a colocation service that could easily be expanded to meet our growing capacity requirements and global footprint.”
Joyent runs eight data centers in North America with a client mix that includes large enterprises in the gaming, media, mobile and e-commerce sectors. It sells software, SmartDataCenter, that runs entire data centers.