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March 22, 2013 —  Cloudant, provider of a globally distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS), today announced the company’s service is now available on the Joyent high-performance cloud platform to deliver a finely tuned database technology stack. Joyent designs and drives innovation into its public cloud using unique OS-based virtualization called SmartOS, which is optimized to support high-scalability applications for cloud computing.

Cloudant’s move to the Joyent public cloud builds on the company’s April 2012 partnership with Joyent, marking the initial availability of Cloudant's NoSQL DBaaS on Joyent. Today, the two companies are also launching a new multi-tenant Cloudant cluster running in the Joyent East Coast data center. Dedicated Cloudant clusters will be available in every Joyent data center later this month.

“Collaborating with Joyent to run Cloudant on Joyent’s SmartOS is just another example of how we efficiently improve service,” said Alan Hoffman, co-founder and chief product officer at Cloudant. “Making sure operational data scales flawlessly with application code is challenging, which is why when we see technology that helps our customers, we start integrating it. Now, with Joyent, we’re able to quickly provision Cloudant accounts across the global network of Joyent data centers.”

Cloudant can now take advantage of the dynamic tracing framework and real-time troubleshooting features of DTrace in the Joyent public cloud, which provides deep insight into global system performance and allows both companies to deliver increased application performance to customers.

“We built the Joyent public cloud to power real-time Web, social and mobile applications, so it makes sense to have a DBaaS partner like Cloudant that’s geared toward operational application data,” said Jason Hoffman, founder and CTO, Joyent. “Giving Cloudant the ability to quickly deploy throughout the global environment of our public cloud service aligns with our focus on scalability and performance. That’s what our customers care about most: low cost, real-time systems that are easy to use.”




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