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Engine Yard Extends Partnership with New Relic to Provide Proven Rails Application Management to Its Customers at No Charge

Engine Yard customers can now use New Relic RPM Bronze at no cost to monitor and troubleshoot their production Ruby on Rails web applications in the cloud

San Francisco, CA — January 18, 2011 — New Relic, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service provider of application performance management (APM) solutions, and Engine Yard, the leading cloud computing Platform-as-a-Service for Ruby on Rails, today announced that New Relic RPM is available free to Engine Yard customers. Now, organizations deploying business-critical Ruby on Rails web applications on Engine Yard AppCloud and xCloud can use RPM Bronze at no charge to monitor app performance 24x7, proactively troubleshoot potential issues, and help meet high standards for online service delivery.

Engine Yard Platform-as-a-Service enables web-based companies and enterprises to scale by running mission-critical applications without the cost of investing in computing infrastructure. The Engine Yard platform-as-a-service offerings provide a curated and optimized Ruby on Rails stack, a set of best-of-breed deployment and management tools, and access to Engine Yard support and professional services. New Relic RPM is the leading on-demand application performance management service for Ruby on Rails. It allows teams to monitor applications in production, proactively identify performance issues, and drill down for root-cause diagnosis. The combination of RPM’s proven application management capabilities and the Engine Yard platform creates an unparalleled solution for deploying and maintaining superior-performing web applications in the cloud.

“Our customers are shoppers who want instant access to discount and coupon information on their iPhones, so we need to deliver quick service and 100% uptime,” said Matt Greer, CEO of Armadealo. “We rely on Engine Yard because they are experts in deploying Ruby on Rails applications, and we have confidence that we can scale quickly to respond to large traffic spikes, up to 300%, on weekends and holidays. We chose New Relic because we can optimize our application response times during development and then monitor performance after we deploy to make sure we’re providing the best user experience. Using the combination of Engine Yard AppCloud and New Relic RPM frees me to focus on growing my business and serving customers.”

"Over 1,800 Engine Yard customers have chosen to build their mission-critical applications in Ruby on Rails and deploy to the cloud,” said Tom Mornini, CTO and co-founder of Engine Yard. “As fast-growing web companies and enterprises continue to build innovative products and services, they want to provide maximum uptime and the best user experience for their customers. New Relic and Engine Yard are delivering an enterprise-class platform and service that allow companies to easily deploy their apps and get a critical view into production application performance.”

"New Relic and Engine Yard share a very strong commitment to the Ruby on Rails community and have been working closely together for some time now to help organizations successfully deploy and maintain their business-critical web apps," said Lew Cirne, New Relic's founder and CEO. "With RPM Bronze available free of charge, Engine Yard customers can gain tremendous advantage by monitoring production application performance and proactively identifying potential issues."

Engine Yard AppCloud and xCloud customers can easily start using RPM Bronze by contacting their Engine Yard sales representative for details. Additionally, RPM Silver and Gold subscriptions are available to Engine Yard customers at special discounted pricing. For more information about using New Relic RPM on Engine Yard, please visit http://pages.engineyard.com/NewRelicOffer.html

About Engine Yard Engine Yard is the leading provider of automation technologies and services for Ruby on Rails, including AppCloud and xCloud, Engine Yard’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) products for web developers and web teams. Engine Yard products provide easy-to-use, automated Rails application deployment and management with a design philosophy that allows for the 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, Rubinius, and fog Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Amazon.com.

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 6,500 organizations use New Relic RPM to monitor and optimize more than 110,000 production application instances, including customers 37signals, AT&T Interactive, Atlassian, Gilt Groupe, Groupon, IGN, Intuit, REA Group, Sears, Shopify, Shutterfly, and Simon and Schuster. New Relic also partners with leading cloud management, platform and hosting vendors including Amazon AWS, Blue Box Group, Brightbox, cloudControl Engine Yard, Eucalyptus, GigaSpaces, GoGrid, Grid Gain, Heroku, Joyent, Microsoft Windows Azure Platform, Morphlabs, Network Redux, PHP Fog, Red Hat, RightScale, SpeedyRails, Stax Networks and VMware. 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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