Application delivery provider Zeus Technology (www.zeus.com) and cloud computing service provider Joyent (www.joyent.com) announced on Monday that they have partnered to provide a “more flexible and cost-effective cloud computing infrastructure” to their customers, according to the press release.
In November, Joyent partnered with Sun Microsystems to offer one year of free web hosting to Bebo developers for hosting their applications.
Zeus now provides its advanced ZXTM traffic management software within Joyent Accelerators – the company’s line of virtualized servers that deliver a highly scalable and fast on-demand infrastructure.
Joyent Accelerators are used to power large-scale websites and web applications, such as LinkedIn and Facebook.
Zeus’ software solution enables Joyent to provide its customers dedicated application delivery services, as well as the ability to purchase these services from Joyent on flexible contracts without having to pay up-front for licenses.
The solutions will be offered for free for application developers on a pay-as-you-go model, eliminating any business risks normally associated with hardware solutions in cloud computing.
Having dedicated application delivery services in the cloud also gives customers access to dedicated caching, application filtering and comprehensive traffic reporting.
“With our partnership cloud computing becomes a reliable and affordable reality for organizations of all sizes that are economically strapped, but require all the power of an enterprise data center,” says Paul Brennan, CEO of Zeus. “Proprietary hardware simply cannot meet the dynamic needs of cloud vendors in a cost-effective manner. By working with Joyent, we now offer all customers powerful application traffic management services – something that will accelerate adoption of cloud computing in the very near future.”