Samsung Acquires Joyent, Twitter Buys Magic Pony and Accenture Buys Israeli Firm Maglan
That Samsung has bought Joyent is actually interesting news. Joyent is not an insignificant player in open source cloud. And it also has the frankly brilliant Bryan Cantrill, not to mention Scott Hammond and others. (I mostly know Bryan personally from Sun days and conference intersections.) Samsung has been quietly working in open source for some time (It had taken in a fair number of Sunnies) but its output has been—at least to me—less visible than others’. Much of this doubtless has to do with the nature of the software it’s worked on—Infrastructure, mobility, etc.: not user-facing apps. That won’t change with Joyent’s acquisition, but what will, I would surmise, is Samsung’s strength as a cloudy provider relative to AWS and others.
Samsung Electronics has agreed to acquire Joyent, Inc., a leading public and private cloud provider….