Triton supports 3 different load balancing options, namely, Triton Container Name Service (CNS), Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager, and NGINX. The Triton CNS is an automatic, universal DNS for containers and VMs on Triton. Being integrated with Triton, it eliminates complexity and simplifies operations. The ContainerPilot automates operational tasks related to container configuration, thereby providing application-aware orchestration. The ContainerPilot works consistently and without any modification across CI/CD pipelines and ensures cloud and container scheduler portability. Triton Monitoring product provides full visibility across applications, databases, containers, and infrastructure nodes. It also improves Quality of Service (QoS) and user experience. Some of the capabilities provided by Triton Monitoring are full stack metrics, trace transactions, and monitoring capability for modern applications and others. DTrace provides capabilities such as deep application transaction tracing, kernel transaction tracing, memory leak diagnosis, and production debugging with negligible overhead.
Joyent’s product portfolio in the CaaS market consists of multiple offerings, namely, networking and security, security compliance, load balancing, ContainerPilot, access management, monitoring, and DTrace. The networking and security product provides automatic, universal DNS for the containers, multi-layered VLANs, network modeling, default access with SSH keys, global and local firewalls, RBAC, and container security.
JOYENT INC Presence in Containers as a Service
Joyent, a pioneer in the CaaS market was acquired by Samsung in 2016. This acquisition has expanded Joyent’s reach and its customer base considerably. Joyent has been keeping its focus on the organic strategy of developing new products to stay competitive in the CaaS market space. It has been constantly introducing new products in the market to cater to the dynamic needs of its customers. For instance, in June 2015, Joyent announced the ability to run container-native Linux images directly on bare metal with Joyent Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure. This would help Joyent deliver both bare metal performance and elasticity. Similarly, in March 2015, Joyent announced the launch of Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure. It is a platform designed to simplify container deployments in production at scale, while delivering enterprise-grade security, software-defined networking, and bare metal performance. Recently, the company also adopted inorganic strategy by partnering with Canonical to provide certified container-native Ubuntu images, optimized for Triton, to all its customers. Joyent also has a strong partner ecosystem, which helps the company to deliver its products across the globe and enhance its product offerings.