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100,000 Joyent Accelerators

We just delivered the 100,000th Joyent Accelerator to a customer. That’s a big milestone. Congratulations to the Joyent team. And congratulations to our customers who are doing such interesting things with Joyent Accelerators, everyone from Prince (the artist known as), to all the Facebook developers, to the many enterprise shops removing the barriers of IT […]

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Billions Served: Joyent Accelerators a Real Platform for Growth

Mark Mayo of Joyent gave a presentation yesterday evening at a Facebook developer garage in Vancouver, Canada. One statistic from his presentation really stands out. Joyent provides on-demand infrastructure for one application serving nearly one billion page views per month. One billion. Moreover, the infrastructure cost for that application is just over $10K per month. […]

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DTrace for Ruby 1.8.6

Earlier this week we released a patch that adds DTrace capability to Ruby 1.8.5. We chose 1.8.5 because it’s what we’ve been using in production, though 1.8.6 is the latest stable release. It now brings me tremendous pleasure to release a patch against Ruby 1.8.6. You’ll find it in the same repository as the other […]

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DTrace for Ruby is available

In previous posts we’ve mentioned we’re working on a full Ruby DTrace provider set for Ruby 1.8.5. We’ve finished a solid base set of probes and it is ready for general consumption. The subversion repository is at http://svn.joyent.com/ruby-dtrace. The repository contains: The full Ruby 1.8.5 source with DTrace probes (http://svn.joyent.com/ruby-dtrace/ruby-1.8.5) Diffs (http://svn.joyent.com/ruby-dtrace/patches) Binaries (http://svn.joyent.com/ruby-dtrace/binaries/solaris) Examples […]

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Solaris, DTrace and Rails

We committed ourselves to Solaris as our base operating system two years ago as Solaris was becoming OpenSolaris. We needed a solid operating system that was 32/64bit, can manage lots of CPUs and RAM, one that we could contribute to, and we realized that three features would be a competitive advantage if we became experts […]

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Scale With Rails Conferences

Big news for those intent on building the next dapper, gleaming and endlessly scalable web application on the Ruby on Rails platform. Joyent is presenting three conferences this year called Scale With Rails, featuring our own Jason Hoffman and Luke Kanies. Jason and Luke will be focusing on every aspect of building high-end Rails apps: […]

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