Joyent Expands Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure, Adds Support for Container-Native Linux on Bare Metal

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Joyent, a high-performance container infrastructure company for public and private clouds, headquartered in San Francisco, has announced the ability to run container-native Linux images directly on bare metal with Joyent Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure. At the same time, Joyent announced a partnership with Canonical to provide certified container-native Ubuntu images, optimized for Triton.

“Triton is already the best place to run Docker containers, providing the ideal solution for microservices architectures and stateless processes,” said Bill Fine, VP of Product at Joyent. “Now, leveraging container-native Linux on Triton, the benefits of containerization can easily be extended to legacy applications and stateful services, such as databases.”

cloud-hosting-joyentWhile Triton is compatible with all major Linux distributions, Joyent and Canonical engineers have collaborated to produce certified, container-native Ubuntu images optimized for Triton.

“We are very excited to have the best developer experience of Ubuntu, the number one cloud OS, running on the leading container platform in the business, Triton,” said Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu. “And, with Ubuntu Advantage Support, we are taking that experience to the next level.”

Bare Metal Performance

Joyent’s Triton Infrastructure Containers deliver both bare metal performance and elasticity. By eliminating layers of virtualization and running containers directly on bare metal, applications would enjoy the highest possible performance.

“Most companies are just starting their efforts to Dockerize their applications,” said Scott Hammond, CEO of Joyent. “Triton delivers the benefits of containers to all of their Linux applications, even those that have not been ‘Dockerized’ yet.”

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