Firms hope to improve reliability and security of Joyent’s hosted offering
Software-based application delivery company Zeus Technologies and Joyent have announced a partnership that aims to provide a more flexible and cost effective cloud computing infrastructure.
Cloud computing vendor Joyent claims 20,000 customers worldwide, including social networking sites LinkedIn and Facebook. It is said to power over 25% of Facebook’s daily application traffic. The company says benefits of being in the cloud include the ability to have dedicated caching, application filtering and comprehensive traffic reporting.
According to the companies, Zeus’ software platform enables Joyent to provide its customers with dedicated application delivery services. Customers will also now have the option to purchase these services on a flexible contract, without the need to pay up-front for licenses.
Zeus’ services will be offered for free for application developers. The companies claim that a ‘pay-as-you-go’ model should remove a significant business risk traditionally associated with hardware services in cloud computing
The partners hope that this will clear the way for more businesses to migrate to the cloud.
Paul Brennan, CEO of Zeus said: “With our partnership cloud computing becomes a reliable and affordable reality for organisations of all sizes that are economically strapped, but require all the power of an enterprise data centre. Proprietary hardware simply cannot meet the dynamic needs of cloud vendors in a cost effective manner. By working with Joyent, we now offer all customers powerful application traffic management services – something that will accelerate adoption of cloud computing in the very near future.”
David Young, CEO of Joyent, said: “By adding Zeus to our cloud infrastructure we are making a deliberate step forward in the evolution of enterprise cloud computing. Zeus’ powerful products allow us to provide enhanced flexibility, better control and superior visibility to our customers while reducing their overall cost of managing their applications, further enhancing the value the cloud delivers.”