I’ve been at Joyent for nearly four months now. Time is flying. It’s been busy. What have I been doing? I’ve been busy driving disruption and it’s a blast. Everyone wants to talk to us. Sometimes they understand immediately how we’re different and other times it takes time to sink in.
I’m meeting with a lot of the same customers I met with when I was at EMC. Vblock’s and VMware solve challenges with existing legacy workloads and Joyent is there to help transition to the new way people are deploying applications. The disruption in the enterprise has never been as evident as it has been now. The innovation groups within enterprises want ITaaS and don’t care about the infrastructure sitting below because they’re designing high availability and scalability into their applications. The IT groups struggle with this because they’ve spent years choosing standards, policies and procedures. Joyent delivers a platform that delivers burstability, fast I/O and introspection. That should be a requirement in any platform used to deliver applications, period. Now add full-blown RESTful APIs that enable integration, orchestration and auto-scaling. This means IT groups can integrate their processes while still giving true ITaaS. It’s a powerful cocktail.
Enough about the product for now. So where have I been? I’ve been traveling a lot aside from the last couple of weeks. A lot of customer meetings and then Interop in May. Where will I be over the coming months?
June 5th-9th: Dell Storage Forum w/ the Infosmack crew
June 22nd-23rd: GigaOM Structure
September: Bitnorth (Awesome crowd)