Joyent’s Jason Hoffman stepping down

10 years after co-founding company, he’s ready for something new

Jason Hoffman, the CTO and public face of cloud provider Joyent is stepping down from his position, although he will remain an advisor to the company he co-founded.

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Jason Hoffman is stepping down as CTO of Joyent 10 years after he co-founded the company

Joyent has been building up its reputation in the market as an innovative and technically strong provider that’s attempting to rub elbows with mega-vendors of the market like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google and Rackspace. The company has created its own operating system which it runs in its public cloud that users can deploy on their own premises, for example.

Earlier this year it launched Manta, a cloud-based integrated compute and storage offering which Hoffman described at the time as the culmination of years worth of research and development.

In an e-mail Hoffman said he doesn’t have specific plans of what’s next for him, but he’s interested in mobile, machine to machine and big data projects. 

Senior Writer Brandon Butler covers cloud computing for Network World and He can be reached at and found on Twitter at @BButlerNWW.

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