Why Samsung Acquire Joyent, a Leading Public and Private Cloud Provider

Samsung to Acquire Joyent, a Leading Public and Private Cloud Provider











Samsung Electronics recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Joyent, Inc., a leading public and private cloud provider. With Joyent’s superior cloud technology, Samsung will now have access to its own cloud platform capable of supporting its growing lineup of mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based software and services. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions.

According to Injong Rhee, CTO of the Mobile Communications business at Samsung Electronics

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,” 

As smartphones and connected-devices have taken hold across the world, cloud computing has become fundamental in providing users with exciting and reliable services and experiences on their devices. With leadership positions in both mobile and IoT, this acquisition represents Samsung’s commitment to provide a seamless user experience to millions of customers.

Joyent’s technology will strengthen this position, while allowing Samsung to scale its own cloud infrastructure and services as it continues to innovate with new software and technologies. Through this acquisition, Joyent’s talented team of technologists, including CEO, Scott Hammond, CTO, Bryan Cantrill, and VP of Product, Bill Fine will join Samsung to work on company-wide cloud initiatives.
CEO of Joyent  Scott Hammond further stated that 

We are excited to join the Samsung family.  Samsung brings us the scale we need to grow our cloud and software business, an anchor tenant for our industry leading Triton container-as-a-service platform and Manta object storage technologies, and a partner for innovation in the emerging and fast growing areas of mobile and IoT, including smart homes and connected cars,” 

David Eun, President of Samsung’s Global Innovation Center said 
  “We work closely with startups to bring new software and services into Samsung, and one of the ways we do this is by driving strategic acquisitions,
 “Joyent is a great example of a leading and disruptive technology company that will make unique contributions to Samsung while benefitting from Samsung’s global scale and reach.”


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