MNX.io Documentation

The MNX.io Compute Service allows you to securely deploy and operate containers with bare metal speed powered by Triton. Triton also supports high performance hardware virtual machines that can be used to run a broad range of operating systems and applications including Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows.

Triton is an open-source cloud management platform that delivers next generation, container-based, service-oriented infrastructure across one or more data centers. With an emphasis on ease of installation and operation, Triton is proven at scale: Triton powers the Triton Cloud and private data centers (Triton Enterprise) worldwide.

Visit https://github.com/joyent/triton for more information on running your own private Triton cloud.

Performance and scale

MNX.io, powered by Triton, delivers bare metal performance with the elasticity of virtual machines. By eliminating layers of virtualization and running containers directly on bare metal, applications enjoy the highest possible performance. And, because you are running on OS virtualized containers, you can easily scale your applications and infrastructure up and down.

Security

The MNX.io platform provides secure isolation for each container, leveraging Zones, a technology that acts as an additional, "steel-wall" to prevent neighboring tenants from attacking other occupants. Patented resource protections insulate containers from noisy neighbors and insure that each container gets its fair share of I/O.

Software defined networking

The built-in networking offers each container one or more network interfaces, so each container has a full IP stack and is a full peer on the network, making network management easy.

CloudAPI

The CloudAPI is our public API for the MNX.io cloud: it allows end users of the cloud to manage their accounts, instances, networks, images, and to inquire about other relevant details. CloudAPI provides a single view of docker containers, infrastructure containers and hardware virtual machines.