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Joyent acquires Layerboom

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cloud computing? software? server?

Joyent, a provider of cloud computing solutions, announced the acquisition of Layerboom Systems, a provider of software virtual server management tools for hosting providers and enterprise companies.

The acquisition will enable Joyent to offer expanded cloud infrastructure services to customers by adding new virtualization technology for Windows and Linux OS.

The acquisition marks the third such major deal in the past few years as Joyent transforms its smart computing solutions into the most comprehensive infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service offering on the market.

David Young, CEO, Joyent, said,"With Layerboom's capabilities on our team, we are able to offer a broader technology portfolio and continue to drive the development of increasingly sophisticated cloud-based application architectures."

Layerboom's open-source virtual server cloud management solutions provide a multi-tenant administration system that enables flexibility and agility in managing virtual private server cloud build out and maintenance. Their technologies are designed to be easy to deploy and manage, allowing IT professionals the freedom to attend to more business-critical functions.

"By joining forces with Joyent, Layerboom technology will become seamlessly incorporated into one of the leading cloud technology providers," said Howie Wu, CEO of Layerboom. "This will allow us to provide Joyent customers with a broader range of solutions across a wider swathe of industries supported by Joyent's Smart Technology."





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