Joyent and Mentez Announce Free Hosting for Facebook and Open Social Developers in South Africa, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia

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Supporting Over 1000 Social Networking Applications in 2008.

Joyent and Mentez announced a partnership to help over 1000 social network developers launch, and profit from, social network applications deployed on the Facebook and Open Social platforms. These developers are sponsored by Mentez and will have access to free business planning, internet-scale consulting services and Joyent's unique on-demand infrastructure. Developers are given complimentary access to Joyent Accelerators: next-generation virtual computers that can grow and multiply (or shrink and consolidate) depending on the real world demands faced by Web applications.

"I've been very impressed with the way Mentez can identify and bring to market Facebook applications," said David Young, CEO, Joyent, Inc. "We are thrilled to be helping develop these emerging markets."

Over 50 applications have been launched in Colombia with the next wave of applications to come from Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey.

Juan Franco, CEO of Mentez adds, "Mentez chose to partner with Joyent because they are the leaders in building on-demand web-scale, Facebook-scale applications," said. " 15% of Facebook 3rd party application usage runs on Joyent. They are clearly the leaders and we are delighted to be working with them."

This program is open to Facebook developers around the world. To register for your free Joyent Accelerator, please visit

Application developers wanting to apply for Mentez sponsorship can contact Mentez at email @

About Joyent
Joyent provides on-demand applications, compute, storage, and services to teams around the world. The ease with which Joyent's solution scales to meet increased server demands allows end-user, startups and developers to focus on their business instead of their servers. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Marin County, California, Joyent serves customers around the globe in multiple languages and time zones. For more information, visit Joyent's web site

About Mentez
Mentez's primary objective is the promotion and development of successful internet applications, mainly geared towards social networks, with the potential to become tremendously popular and therefore economically valuable. Given the synergies and advantages, the main brainpower source of the company comes from developers and programmers in emerging regions and developing countries. For more information, visit

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