November 13, 2007 - by g2-3bddff6939b593f6a7b21d3a53f8683e
Today at the Facebook Developer Garage in Dallas, Joyent CEO David Young is announcing that we are teaming with Dell to give away $3.2 Million in Joyent Accelerators for Facebook Developers. The program is open to the first 3,500 developers who sign up.
Facebook’s Dave Morin has just posted about it on the Facebook Developers News site, so for those of you who are new to Joyent, the Joyent’s Accelerator™ powered compute cloud provides a highly scalable on-demand infrastructure for running web sites, including rich web applications written in Ruby on Rails, PHP, Python and Java.
Joyent Accelerators are next-generation virtual computers that can grow and multiply (or shrink and consolidate) depending on the real world demands faced by your Web application. Accelerators are built on top of servers and storage running OpenSolaris as their operating system, and utilize Force10 networking, F5 application switching.
Our goal is to really change the game for building a new business or marketing effort. Joyent provides the infrastructure, Facebook provides the viral distribution of a social graph. All you need is the code.
There are no bandwidth limits. Normally, bandwidth costs can kill a young successful Facebook app. What do you do if you have built something from your dorm room, it takes off and suddenly you are faced with thousands of dollars of bandwidth bills?
There is also no latency. We have set up a direct physical fiber optic line between the Joyent data center and Facebook’s data center. Somewhere under San Francisco bay, there is a multiple-gigabit-per-second fiber line capable of pumping massive traffic.
Joyent is committed to supporting the development community and helping you to be successful.
Joyent Facebook Developer Accelerator includes everything needed to develop and deploy Facebook applications, including root access to a virtualized server for developing in PHP, Python and Rails. Example application code is provided.
This program is open to Facebook developers around the world.
To register for your free Joyent Accelerator, please visit the Facebook page on our site.