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Engine Yard Triples Customer Base in 6 Months to Reach 1,000th Customer Milestone

Rapid Adoption of Public Platform-as-a-Service Offering Powers Company Growth

SAN FRANCISCO – March 11, 2010 – Engine Yard, the leader in Ruby on Rails automation and management technologies, today announced the company’s customer base has tripled in size in the last 6 months. With more than 1,000 customers, Engine Yard Cloud is the leading destination for business-critical applications built with Ruby on Rails. The company’s momentum has been fueled by the success of Ruby on Rails applications across many industries, with concentrations in social gaming and mobile applications.

"Engine Yard provides the scalability we need to provide customer support communities for tens of thousands of companies and easily scale to millions of monthly unique users," said Thor Muller, CTO and Co-founder of Get Satisfaction. "We rely on Engine Yard Cloud and the company’s expertise in Ruby on Rails to keep our sites available 24x7. Having visibility into operations performance and monitoring takes the heat off our developers, so they can focus on product development."

The past year at Engine Yard has been filled with key milestones, including:

  • The launch of the company’s public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud offering. The Engine Yard PaaS has enjoyed rapid adoption by development teams because it removes the operational costs of managing technology infrastructure and significantly reduces application deployment and management expenses. This allows developers to spend more time building revenue-generating applications.
  • Closing $19 million in Series C funding. This round of funding has enabled Engine Yard to take Ruby on Rails deeper into the enterprise. Engine Yard continues to build out the Engine Yard Cloud to meet enterprise requirements, build support offerings for JRuby development teams, and continue to invest in the open source projects that are bringing new levels of productivity to developers worldwide.

"The introduction of our public cloud capabilities as a complement to our private cloud has allowed Engine Yard to meet a wider range of needs for organizations that see the value in bringing revenue-generating applications to market faster," said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. "By using the Engine Yard Platform-as-a-Service, development teams are achieving cost savings and productivity gains because they no longer fight against the operational drag caused by application management issues and infrastructure headaches."

Engine Yard offers private and public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud offerings that remove the drag of managing technology infrastructure and reduce application deployment and management expenses. This allows developers who use Engine Yard for their Rails-based applications to focus on their true passion – building great applications. With full-time contributors to Rails, JRuby and Rubinius – Engine Yard offers developers and businesses unmatched expertise for managing and deploying next-generation web applications.

For more information about Engine Yard product and service offerings, visit www.engineyard.com or call (866) 518-YARD.

About Engine Yard

Engine Yard is the leading provider of automation technologies and services for Ruby on Rails, including the Engine Yard Cloud, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) 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 helps development teams realize productivity gains and cost savings by eliminating the operational overhead caused by application deployment issues and managing complex infrastructures. A significant contributor to the advancement of Open Source projects, Engine Yard employs top industry experts and sponsors or directly contributes to many projects 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.

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