Manage the compute, storage, and network of multi-tenant cloud environments through a virtual data center.
With control of resources proven to scale tens of thousands of SmartMachines, our cloud computing architecture and infrastructure give developers a virtual data center—a development platform that makes the data center work like a single computer and allows for optimal data center management.
Higher Margins for Service Providers
SmartDataCenter gives you the flexibility to provide a spectrum of cloud offerings to your customers, from a premium dedicated local storage product at the high end, to support for legacy applications made possible by hardware virtualization in the mid-range, to lowest-cost multi-tenancy PaaS offerings made possible by operating system virtualization at the low end. This spectrum of offerings can be managed in a single pane view from both the underlying APIs as well as the Operator and Customer Portals, giving you the ability to fine-tune offerings that meet your customers' needs while maximizing your revenue and profit.
In addition, SmartDataCenter delivers significantly higher margins because it leverages the Joyent SmartOS, which was optimized by operators for operators. You may use SmartDataCenter to sell compute at prices in direct competition with Amazon Web Services without sacrificing margins.
SmartDataCenter delivers the following competitive advantages:
1. More Virtual Machines per Physical Server
SmartDataCenter relies on the operating system virtualization of SmartOS to support more virtual machines per physical server. No memory space is wasted on guest operating systems. For example, on a 48 GB server, ESX can only support a theoretical maximum of 18 virtual machines with 1 GB of RAM and 8 virtual CPUs apiece. On the same size server, SmartOS can support at least 48 virtual machines with 1 GB of RAM and 8 virtual CPUs apiece. SmartDataCenter concurrently manages a greater volume of virtual machines.
2. Disk I/O Optimized for Cloud
Independent benchmarks clearly document that Joyent disk I/O is 14X faster than leading clouds due to the use of the ZFS filesystem. ZFS provides an additional layer of cache that is not available in other operating systems, drastically reducing the number of times an application has to touch disk. In addition, Joyent's fair share scheduling of disk I/O empowers service providers to manage and prioritize access to disk through I/O throttling, ensuring the highest possible Quality of Service.
3. CPU Bursting
Independent benchmarks illustrate that Joyent CPU is 5X faster than leading clouds. The speed differential is due to Joyent's more efficient approach to virtualization.
4. Tools to Guarantee the Cost of Customer SLAs
SmartDataCenter includes heat map introspection tools that pinpoint the root cause of any latency in the cloud for remediation. Operators benefit by clearly illustrating to their customers whether the source of problems lies within the customer's web application or the cloud infrastructure and platform. Transparency leads to faster fixes and better customer relations.
5. Proven SOPs
Joyent is the only cloud software company that has operated a public cloud. SmartDataCenter is the same software used to successfully power thousands of customers on JoyentCloud.com since 2004.
1. Complete Automation of Data Centers
Data center virtualization supports complex,
multi-device architectures, virtual LANs (VLANs),
load balancing, routing, virtual private
networks (VPNs), and more.
2. Customer Management
Includes a web-based portal
to manage the entire collection
3. Proven Scalability
Delivers unlimited scalability in a multi-tenant cloud
environment with numerous physical data centers.
Maintain utilization above 70% for CPU and nearly 100% for memory, as proven with the installation of SmartDataCenter for JoyentCloud.com since 2004 to support thousands of customers.
5. Extensible Resource-Oriented Architecture
Add, remove, or introduce new capabilities and resources without disrupting a production installation of SmartDataCenter.
6. Tiered Administration and Billing
Ideal for multi-tenant configurations.