Samsung Electronics announced today that it will acquire Joyent, a private cloud-computing company. Company will now have access to its own cloud platform for growing lineup business of cloud softwares and IOT.
“Samsung evaluated a wide range of potential companies in the public and private cloud infrastructure space with a focus on leading-edge scalable technology and talent. In Joyent, we saw an experienced management team with deep domain expertise and a robust cloud technology validated by some of the largest Fortune 500 customers,” said Injong Rhee, CTO of the Mobile Communications business at Samsung Electronics.
“As a result of this acquisition, Samsung will become an anchor tenant for Joyent’s Triton and Manta solutions, and will help fuel the growth of our team and the expansion of our worldwide data center footprint.
This acquisition, though, is about more than just adding financial muscle and scale. Joyent and Samsung share a culture of innovation and technical excellence. They bring together a set of highly complementary cloud, big data, mobile and IoT technologies.”
Joyent is the third U.S. tech company that Samsung has bought in the last couple of years. The other two are smart home appliances maker SmartThings, and LoopPay, which developed the magnetic secure transmission (MST) technology that helps Samsung Pay compete against other mobile payment services like Apple Pay, as well as traditional credit cards.
About Joyent, Inc.
Joyent is the high-performance container-native infrastructure company. Joyent’s Triton Elastic Infrastructure is the best place to run Docker, making container ops simple and scalable with enterprise-grade security. Software-defined networking and bare-metal performance. Joyent’s Manta solution provides robust, scalable and portable object storage, with integrated server-less computing. Triton and Manta are available for on-premises deployments or through Joyent Public Cloud. Joyent is also the original corporate steward of the open source project Node.js. For more information visit joyent.com.