Joyent, a VC-funded cloud infrastructure player founded in 2004, has dedicated an entire page on its website to outlining the advantages it holds over Amazon Web Services.
Joyent claims its cloud is set up so that a failure of one component doesn't impact the rest of its infrastructure, while a similar occurrence in Amazon's cloud can "debilitate an entire cloud." Joyent also boldly claims cost advantages over Amazon and every other cloud vendor in the industry.
"We don't force customers to buy more images or machines every time demand or system load spikes. And we don't force customers to compromise cost for performance consistency," Joyent says on its website.