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Engine Yard and New Relic Extend Partnership to Provide Unparalleled Rails Application Management for the Cloud

Automatic deployment of New Relic RPM web application performance now available to Engine Yard AppCloud customers

SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2010New Relic, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service provider of application performance management solutions, and Engine Yard, the leading provider of automation technologies and services for Ruby on Rails, today announced that Engine Yard has built New Relic RPM into its Engine Yard AppCloud product, allowing automatic deployment of RPM. Now, through a single console, Engine Yard customers can deploy, manage, and optimize their business-critical Ruby on Rails web applications.

Engine Yard AppCloud offers a pre-integrated, pre-tested Ruby on Rails technology stack, including web, application and database servers, built-in monitoring and process management, a Rails-optimized Linux distribution, in-memory caches and more. Engine Yard AppCloud tracks essential storage, CPU, and memory utilization data while providing easy-to-use capacity management features. New Relic RPM is the leading on-demand application performance management solution for both Ruby on Rails and Java web applications. It allows teams to monitor applications in production, proactively identify performance issues, and drill down for root-cause diagnosis. Integration with Engine Yard AppCloud provides Engine Yard customers with automatic access to RPM, which is available to them at a discounted rate. Working together, these solutions allow Ruby on Rails development and deployment teams to create the most robust, superior-performing enterprise-class Rails applications.

“Our end users expect a fast and flawless online experience and it’s important that we take advantage of the best tools available to ensure we continue meeting their needs,” said Sam Parnell, vice-president of engineering at Bleacher Report, a top online sports news and entertainment publisher that is one of the top 5 fastest growing sites on the web over the last six months according to Quantcast. “Engine Yard AppCloud provides us with a reliable, proven platform to deploy and manage our applications and RPM gives us the visibility we need to monitor and troubleshoot performance issues before they affect our end users. Building RPM into the Engine Yard AppCloud will make it easier to ensure our applications are meeting performance goals and service-level commitments.”

“Engine Yard AppCloud is the go-to platform for organizations that are serious about building and deploying enterprise-class Ruby on Rails applications,” said Tom Mornini, CTO at Engine Yard. “Our customers rely on the simplicity and reliability of our solution, which makes it easy for them to deploy, configure and manage their apps. The integration of New Relic RPM with Engine Yard AppCloud extends these capabilities by providing deep visibility into production application performance. Together, RPM and Engine Yard AppCloud enable organizations to provide superior service for their Ruby on Rails web applications.

“The integration of New Relic RPM with Engine Yard AppCloud illustrates a shared commitment to customer success,” said Bill Lapcevic, New Relic’s vice-president of business development. “New Relic RPM is currently monitoring more than 1,500 web applications deployed in public and private clouds. Most of these customers would not have made the move to the cloud without a proven deployment platform and the deep visibility that RPM gives them into their applications. With RPM built in to Engine Yard AppCloud, customers have the tools they need to deliver enterprise-class web applications that successfully meet business goals and end-user expectations for performance and availability.”

Taking advantage of the integration of RPM with the Engine Yard AppCloud dashboard is simple. Engine Yard customers can click “Extras” from the menu in the Engine Yard AppCloud Console, choose the New Relic service, then select the RPM subscription level that best meets their needs. RPM Bronze, Silver, and Gold subscriptions are available at special discounted pricing for Engine Yard customers. For more information about New Relic’s partnership with Engine Yard, please visit http://www.newrelic.com/Engine-Yard.html About New Relic RPM

New Relic RPM is an on-demand performance management solution for web applications developed in Ruby, Java or JRuby. New Relic RPM is fully implemented in minutes and provides deep, 24x7 visibility and code-level diagnostics for web applications deployed on traditional, dedicated infrastructures, private and public clouds, or any combination thereof. RPM’s real-time metrics enable application owners, developers and operations teams to quickly and cost effectively monitor, troubleshoot, and tune application performance. To learn more about RPM and to subscribe, visit www.newrelic.com/get-RPM.html

h5. 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.

h5. About New Relic®

New Relic, Inc. is the leading software-as-a-service provider of application performance management solutions that enable developers and operations teams to quickly and cost effectively monitor, troubleshoot, and tune application performance in real time. More than 4,000 organizations use New Relic RPM to monitor and optimize more than 40,000 production application instances, including customers 37signals, AT&T Interactive, Atlassian, CSC, Gilt Groupe, Juniper Networks, Intuit, REA Group, Sears, Shopify, Shutterfly, and Simon and Schuster; and partners Amazon AWS, Blue Box Group, Brightbox, Engine Yard, GigaSpaces, GoGrid, Heroku, Microsoft Windows Azure, Red Hat, RightScale, Stax Networks and VMware. New Relic has been named by Gartner as one of the “Cool Vendors in IT Operations and Virtualization,” by CRN as one of the “100 Top Cloud Computing Companies,” by Always-On Networks as one of the “Top 100 On-Demand Companies,” and by ThinkStrategies as a “Best of SaaS” award winner. New Relic is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA. New Relic is a registered trademark of New Relic, Inc. To learn more, visit www.newrelic.com

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