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ICOS and Joyent Partner Up

SmartDataCenter’s local storage is supposed to reduce the TCO of cloud data centers

Joyent's SmartDataCenter IaaS platform is going to be sold to Italian VARs and service providers by ICOS, an Italian value-added distributor, for private cloud infrastructure or value-added private cloud services.

SmartDataCenter's local storage is supposed to reduce the TCO of cloud data centers.

It's designed to manage tens of thousands of virtual machines, a k a SmartMachines, and supports a multi-tenant PaaS.

ICOS means to develop its own cloud infrastructure for channel partners too so they don't have to build their own cloud data center. delivers public cloud services to LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe and Kabam and licenses its cloud software to service providers that include Dell, FirstServer, XYBase, ClusterTech and Uniserve. Its offerings include a Platform-as-a-Service based on Node.js, the open source server-side JavaScript development environment that's been embraced by Microsoft.

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