SAN ANSELMO, Calif., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Joyent, a provider of
web-based team collaboration software, has acquired TextDrive, an advanced
application hosting solutions provider. The combination creates a company
poised to lead the market in the shift to network-based applications.
"Joyent's innovative, network-based collaboration software combined with
TextDrive's proven expertise in building high performance hosted solutions,
creates a company delivering compelling network-based applications over a 100%
reliable and scalable infrastructure," said David Young, CEO of Joyent.
"Joyent's combined software and hosting capabilities now deliver a complete
network-based application and infrastructure platform to our ISP, VAR,
developer, and end-user customers."
"We are thrilled with this strategic combination, a perfect fit that
forges a company with the talent to deliver our customers elegant and powerful
network-based applications," said Dean Allen, former CEO of TextDrive and now
President and Director of Joyent Europe. "We look forward to dazzling Joyent
customers with TextDrive's unparalleled hosting services."
Joyent is committed to supporting all existing TextDrive products and
customers. David Young states, "We value the customers and loyal community
that TextDrive has fostered and intend to continue the superb customer support
and service that is the legacy of TextDrive."
Joyent developed the Team Computer(TM) concept in 2004. Focusing on user
interface and simplicity, Joyent uses innovative web technologies and existing
open source software components to deliver an innovative Team Computer(TM)
platform that enables teams to effectively communicate and collaborate with
email, calendaring, contacts, file sharing, and other shared applications.
The Joyent Connector software is available either as a pre-configured
server appliance for deployment on-site, or as a hosted solution delivered
through a web browser. The appliance is bundled with a service that
automatically backs up data, monitors the hardware, and updates software.
Joyent will be launching several tiers of its hosted service in January 2006.
Born out of a desire to run the best possible servers for those who
publish on the web, TextDrive is a hosting and infrastructure provider with a
focus on quality, performance, security and 100% availability. TextDrive uses
on-demand, clustered computers to give its customers maximum flexibility.
TextDrive was formed by a unique coming together of open source developers
and enterprise system administrators, and is the infrastructure behind
projects like Textpattern, WordPress, Ping-o-Matic, RubyOnRails and
SOURCE Joyent, Inc.