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Joyent and MiTAC Announce MiCloud, Taiwan's First Public Cloud for End Users and Cloud Solution for Enterprises and Service Providers
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San Francisco and Taipei— September 19, 2011 — Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing software and services, and MiTAC Information Technology Corp. (MiTAC), a worldwide systems integrator, today launched MiCloud, Taiwan's first true public cloud service and a cloud solution bundle for enterprises and service providers. MiCloud is a fully integrated hardware and software solution consisting of MiTAC's 35 years of systems integration experience and TYAN servers, Joyent's comprehensive cloud software solution, SmartDataCenter, and Arista EOS, the world's most advanced network operating system, all bundled together into a single rack solution.

MiTAC will provide the first true public cloud service in Taiwan to enterprises, small and medium sized businesses, and startups that wish to focus on their core business and entrust their IT infrastructure to a competent cloud service provider. The company also plans to use MiCloud internally as a “private cloud” to run its IT projects, such as those for clients in the government, public transportation, education, health care, gaming and ecommerce industries.

MiTAC will also make the solution available to service providers wishing to deliver public cloud services to their customers.

Last week Joyent and MiTAC announced the validation of TYAN's high density and high performance servers for use in Joyent's SmartDataCenter, the cloud computing orchestration and management software used by service providers around the world to deliver public, hybrid and private cloud services to their customers. This validation marries the leading cloud computing software platform with the most performant servers available for rapid deployment.

The Arista Cloud Networking switches connect the TYAN servers and Joyent SmartDataCenter together enabling dynamic network provisioning, the highest performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, ultra-low latency for the most demanding applications, and extremely low power draw to maximize compute and density within the MiCloud service.

“Since announcing our strategic alliance with Joyent this past April, we've seen a strong interest among Taiwanese service providers and end users in offering and using public cloud services,” said Simon Chiang, President of MiTAC. “This initiative meets the needs of enterprises, small- and medium-sized businesses and service providers who want to save on infrastructure cost while enjoying high performance and power savings using the services MiCloud will provide.”

“As the leading systems integrator in Greater China, MiTAC is ideally positioned to offer and use cloud services based on Joyent's cloud software,” said Dr. Jason Hoffman, founder and chief scientist of Joyent. “Taiwanese businesses that use MiCloud will be using the most advanced cloud solution available.”

“Working with Joyent and MiTAC, we are providing the most efficient and effective network software in the world,” said Douglas Gourlay, vice president at Arista Networks. “By integrating with the SmartDataCenter OS Arista EOS is able to dynamically provision customers and automate many of the traditionally manual processes for scaling cloud deployments.”

About Joyent

Joyent is a global cloud computing software and service provider that offers an integrated technology suite designed for service providers, enterprises, and developers. Joyent licenses its cloud software to service providers that include Dell, FirstServer, XYBASE and Uniserve. delivers public cloud services to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe and Kabam. Joyent offerings also include Platform-as-a-Service based on Node.js, the open source server-side JavaScript development environment that has been embraced by enterprises and telcos around the world, including Microsoft and HP. Joyent is also the key contributor to and sponsor of Joyent SmartOS, an open source project dedicated to the complete, modern operating system. A global ecosystem of leading technology partners assists Joyent in enabling customers to leverage the performance, scalability, reliability and security inherent in the company's cloud solutions. For more information, visit

About MiTAC-SYNNEX Group and MiTAC Information Technology Corp.

MiTAC-SYNNEX Group, with more than 40 companies incorporated and 40,000 employees worldwide, is principally engaged in four major markets – electro-chemicals, ICT product design and manufacturing, system integration and mobile services, and global distribution and fulfilment. In 2010, the company recognized revenues in excess of US$21.5 billion.

MiTAC Information Technology Corp., the principle member of the MiTAC-SYNNEX Group, is the leading system integration provider with extensive experiences in e-government programs, e-finance programs, e-industry programs, e-transportation programs, and communication systems in Taiwan. MiTAC has successfully implemented and enjoyed a high reputation with projects covering Traffic Surveillance Systems, Automatic Fare Collection Systems, the Taipei Smart Card Project, computerization of the National Taxation Bureau, and the Military Communication & Logistics Command Projects, all of which involved cooperation with worldwide renowned companies. For more information, visit

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to deliver Cloud Networking Solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista's award-winning best-of-breed 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance. At the core of Arista's platform is EOS, the world's most advanced network operating system. Arista Networks markets its products worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers. Additional information can be found at: