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Engine Yard Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 Winner

Engine Yard Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 Winner SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2010 – Engine Yard, the leading cloud computing platform for Ruby on Rails, today announced that it has been selected by AlwaysOn as one of the top cloud application platforms in the OnDemand 100. AlwaysOn, a leading independent research firm, selected Engine Yard based on a set of five criteria: Innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

The inaugural OnDemand 100 award is given to private, emerging Internet companies disrupting the established enterprise and pioneering cloud computing and SaaS. The AlwaysOn editorial team, in collaboration with Morgan Stanley, KPMG and industry experts across the globe, conducted a rigorous selection process to identify the top 100 private companies included in the 2010 list.

"As the digital information created by businesses continues to explode at astronomical rates, the need to store, manage and share this information is becoming extremely challenging,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “We congratulate this year’s OnDemand 100 for providing the technology platforms and services needed to manage and leverage this new era of information complexity and overload."

The OnDemand 100 recognition follows the success of Engine Yard tripling its cloud customer base over a six-month period, partnering with Terremark to deliver an Enterprise Cloud product, and the introduction of the first ever JRuby developer support offering.

Engine Yard and the 2010 OnDemand Top 100 will be recognized at an AlwaysOn-sponsored event on April 19, 2010 at Hewlett-Packard's worldwide headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. The full list of OnDemand Top 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: www.alwayson.com

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, GoingGreen East, and GoingGreen Europe. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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.

Media Contact

Horn Group for Engine Yard Sabrina Cook scook@horngroup.com 415.905.4013

Media Contact

Cogenta Communications for Engine Yard

Theresa Maloney
theresa@cogentacom.com
415-225-5261


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