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Engine Yard Announces Rapid Growth of Partner Network

Over 50 partners offer services in design, development, maintenance, and training of Ruby on Rails applications.

SAN FRANCISCO, December 16, 2009 – Engine Yard, the leader in Ruby on Rails automation and management technologies, today announced that over 50 companies have joined the Engine Yard Partner Network in its first 50 days, including Premier members, Hashrocket and Pivotal Labs.

With the dramatic increase in the number of Ruby on Rails development firms, Engine Yard has launched the Engine Yard Partner Network to connect customers to a full range of application services for Ruby on Rails including design, development, deployment, and maintenance. Choosing an Engine Yard Partner with Engine Yard products and services helps deliver a highly available, scalable, secure application and a seamless end-to-end experience.

"The ecosystem of application development firms using Ruby on Rails is snowballing as more and more firms discover they can get more done in less time by switching to Rails," said Marcy Campbell, VP of Sales and Business Development of Engine Yard. "We're excited to offer our partners a complete, reliable platform for their Rails applications during and after development."

Partner Network developers create applications using Ruby on Rails because they can deliver better applications faster and with higher quality. They rely on Engine Yard to provide the best platform, technologies, and services to deploy and manage applications in the cloud.

"Ruby on Rails is our preferred platform for all types of customers due to its growth and maturity. Rails allows us to rapidly build custom websites of the highest quality," said Obie Fernandez, Co-founder and CEO of Hashrocket and Premier Member of Engine Yard Partner Network. "Our partnership with Engine Yard allows us to offer our customers the benefits of a cost-effective deployment platform and a customer support organization that really knows the ins and outs of Rails."

"The economics of developing in Rails are compelling: we find we can build applications 3-10x faster, with fewer defects and higher quality, by developing with agile practices in Rails," said Ian McFarland, Principal/VP Technology of Pivotal Labs and Premier Member of Engine Yard Partner Network. "By partnering with Engine Yard, we combine our development expertise with the Engine Yard platform to help our customers achieve scalable, high performance, highly available applications."

Members of the Engine Yard Partner Network include: Hashrocket, Pivotal Labs, Atomic Object, Aycron IT Solutions, Bit Zesty Ltd., Carbon Five, Carnes Media, CBCI, Centera Systems, Chariot Solutions, dospuntocero, East Agile, EdgeCase LLC, eLabs, Envy Labs, Gradient Blue, Grubb Young & Co., Hands On The Web LLC, Imaginea, Intridea Inc., Moneyspyder Ltd., Obtiva, QHI, Refinery CMS, Rubaidh Ltd., Sapna Infotech Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Sasquatch Modern Software Applications, Inc., Soft Illuminations, Inc., Software Element, Sphere Consulting, Inc., Squeejee, Stepchange Group, Tesly, theCoderie, Webficient LLC, We Go To 12, WisdomGroup, and Yoomee.

The Engine Yard Partner Network includes three tiers: Premier, Select, and Associate. The program offers marketing, sales, and technical benefits. There is no cost to join the Engine Yard Partner Network. For more information, visit http://www.engineyard.com/partners

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, JRuby and Rubinius 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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