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Joyent to Keynote and Demo SmartOS, the Modern Operating System, at OpenStorage 2011

Jason Hoffman to Deliver Keynote Address on the Future of Cloud Infrastructure (October 24, 2011)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/11 -- Joyent, a global cloud computing software and service provider that offers an integrated technology suite designed for service providers, enterprises, and developers, will be presenting keynote speaker Jason Hoffman at this year's OpenStorage Summit in San Jose on October 26-27. The company will also demonstrate its SmartOS and SmartDataCenter software products in real time at the event.

Joyent has experienced dramatic growth as a global cloud software and service provider, due in part to the emergence of open standards as the ideal solution for cloud deployments. As a Nexenta Partner and member of the Illumos Foundation, Joyent offers service providers an end-to-end cloud services and storage solution that is simply unattainable by Amazon and other legacy cloud providers.

"We are committed to the success of Illumos, and have created our own operating system, SmartOS, based upon it," said Jason Hoffman, Founder and CTO of Joyent. "We built SmartOS, the most modern operating system available, using Illumos because we wanted cloud providers and systems companies to benefit from the operating system-level virtualization that eliminates inefficiencies and improves performance. Together with Nexenta, we are providing the best combination of compute and storage for profitable cloud services."

Because Joyent's approach to cloud software and services is completely different from that of all other major cloud vendors, the company is able to deliver unprecedented economies of scale and competitive advantages to service providers, enterprises, and developers in the form of higher hardware utilization and margins, and in compute performance and scalability.

"The increased implementations of OpenStorage standards define a clear departure from the monolithic legacy storage of the past," said Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta Systems. "Strategic partnerships like the one Nexenta enjoys with Joyent are driving the momentum toward open source solutions. And customers are taking note. These partnerships allow service providers to move away from legacy solutions to implement storage that is optimized for cloud and virtualization projects."

To learn more about Joyent and the OpenStorage solutions Joyent presents, please visit our booth at OpenStorage Summit ( on October 26-27.

About Joyent
Joyent is a global cloud computing software and service provider that offers an integrated technology suite designed for service providers, enterprises, and developers. Joyent licenses its cloud software to service providers that include Dell, FirstServer, MiTAC, XYBASE and Uniserve. delivers public cloud services to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe and Kabam. Joyent offerings also include Platform-as-a-Service based on Node.js, the open source server-side JavaScript development environment that has been embraced by enterprises and telcos around the world, including Microsoft and HP. Joyent is also the key contributor to and sponsor of Joyent SmartOS, an open source project dedicated to the complete, modern operating system. A global ecosystem of leading technology partners assists Joyent in enabling customers to leverage the performance, scalability, reliability and security inherent in the company's cloud solutions. For more information, visit

About Nexenta Systems
Nexenta Systems is the world's leading provider of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions. The company's flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage management. NexentaStor is a storage software solution built upon ZFS technology. It operates on industry standard x86 servers and provides NAS and SAN capabilities, including support for CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel storage access. For more information, please visit

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