Pricing is per instance-hour consumed for each instance, starting at 1GB/1CPU up to 80GB/16CPU.
Joyent SmartMachines offer virtual environments for real-time web apps with full transparency to the underlying OS, SmartOS. SmartMachines’ high-performance, on-demand environments are scalable and user-friendly. Developers are only required to code the application data and leave it up to the Joyent SmartMachine to create horizontal scaling; therefore, giving developers time to produce applications instead of concentrating on abstraction layers or flukes in the operating system.
Founded in 2004, Joyent is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The company is backed by various venture capital firms, including Greycroft Partners and Intel Capital. Joyent won the “Best Office 2.0 Suite” Award in 2006.