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September 19, 2012

Joyent and Emerson Network Power Team Up to Optimize Cloud Computing Infrastructure

High performance cloud infrastructure provider Joyent and global technology company Emerson (News - Alert) Network Power have announced a partnership that will change and optimize infrastructure for how data center resources are stored and delivered in both private and public clouds. In addition, the team will further improve the cloud solution currently offered by Joyent.

Both companies will concentrate on the need for an industrialized cloud service by integrating Emerson’s Trellis platform for data center infrastructure management (DCIM) with Joyent’s software defined data center suite SmartDatacenter. The Trellis platform, which now runs on the Joyent cloud and became a tightly integrated part of the SmartDatacenter, will enable Joyent a marked improvement in the ease of use, efficiency, industrialization and sustainability for the users of the cloud service.

With the partnership and the combination of the two companies’ standardized offering, both will now be able to monitor and track energy consumption of virtual workloads and its impact on the physical infrastructure. The application will provide operators with comprehensive visibility into the entire cloud structure, as well as allow them to perform optimization on infrastructure based on applications’ energy efficiency.

The integration is also said to enable optimization of resource delivery to improve energy efficiency and overall performance while decreasing costs. Major benefits include faster and more efficient resource provisioning, faster time-to-deployment of infrastructure resources, cost of maintenance reductions of up to 40 percent, a capital expenditures decrease of up to 50 percent, and reductions in energy costs equating to about 25 percent.

Joyent founder and CTO Jason Hoffman (News - Alert) said that the company chose Emerson Network Power as its partner due to its Trellis platform which is the only DCIM solution currently available. “Our partnership will enable us to offer a unique, tightly integrated, modular, highly efficient solution that optimizes the entire infrastructure based on the energy consumption of application workloads,” Hoffman added.

The fully integrated and standardized solution is already planned for commercialization sometime within the first half of 2013.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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