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Engine Yard Announces Newest Version of Engine Yard Cloud

Offers application services platform for on-demand deployment and management of Ruby on Rails production applications in the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Engine Yard, the leader in Ruby on Rails automation and management technologies, today announced its Engine Yard Cloud services platform and the general availability of Flex, a cloud service plan for production-level Rails applications.

Engine Yard was founded to provide automation technologies and software for Ruby on Rails. Engine Yard Cloud leverages hundreds of man-years of experience deploying, managing and scaling some of the world's largest Rails sites and extends this expertise to businesses of all sizes looking to run Rails in the cloud.

"Fast development frameworks like Rails combined with agile development methods have made it easier for developers to build applications, but then what? Deployment and maintenance - not to mention scalability, uptime and performance - require a level of tooling and expertise that most developers don't have or don't have the time to build," said William Fellows, principal analyst at The 451 Group. "There are a variety of cloud management solutions on the market, but none fully address the specific needs of application developers. Engine Yard closes this chasm and is a major asset to cloud-based businesses building applications with Rails."

Engine Yard Cloud is a platform for web teams and developers that provides easy-to-use, automated Rails application deployment and management on cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Web Services. Built on top of cloud infrastructure, Engine Yard Cloud provides application-aware auto-scaling, auto-healing and monitoring and a highly optimized, pre-integrated Rails managed run-time. Engine Yard Cloud is also backed by optional 24x7 Premium Support from Engine Yard.

"Given the growing popularity of Rails and the number of developers struggling with infrastructure clouds, the absence of a deployment and management platform for Rails applications was a big gap in the market," said Tom Mornini, CTO of Engine Yard. "With Engine Yard Cloud, we have closed that gap and are allowing developers and businesses to confidently tap into the power of the cloud with our team of experts at their back."

With its Flex plan, Engine Yard Cloud now serves customers running production applications that want to leverage the on-demand flexibility of a cloud but also need application-level scaling, reliability and support. Applications can scale on-demand as their needs change to react to user growth and traffic spikes in real time. And with developer features like automated deployment from source check-ins, handling rapid application changes driven by agile development is a breeze. Engine Yard Cloud also ensures greater application reliability with built-in redundancy and failover.

Pricing for the Flex plan starts at $349 per month. Pricing for Engine Yard Premium Support starts at $475 per month. Engine Yard Cloud is currently available running on the Amazon EC2 infrastructure cloud and enters general availability this quarter. For more information on Flex and a description of the full feature set or to get started with Engine Yard Cloud, please visit http://www.engineyard.com/cloud-services. A brief video about Engine Yard Cloud can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/engineyardvideo.

About Engine Yard

Engine Yard provides automation technologies and services for Ruby on Rails, including Engine Yard Cloud, an application services platform for web developers and web teams. It provides easy-to-use, automated Rails application deployment and management, with a design philosophy that allows easy migration of existing applications. Engine Yard employs top industry experts and sponsors or contributes to many Open Source projects and efforts such as Ruby on Rails (www.rubyonrails.org), Passenger and Rubinius (www.rubini.us). Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Amazon.com. Visit www.engineyard.com.

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