Engine Yard Named SD Times 100 Award Winner For Second Consecutive Year SAN FRANCISCO - June 20, 2011 – Engine Yard, the leading Ruby on Rails development and deployment platform for the cloud, today announced that it has been named to the 2011 SD Times 100 List in the cloud category - marking the second year in a row Engine Yard has received the award. SD Times selected Engine Yard because of its innovation in Platform as a Service as well as its continued commitment and contributions to Ruby on Rails and other open source communities.
The annual SD Times 100, published in the June 2011 issue of BZ Media’s SD Times and on SDTimes.com, recognizes industry leaders and innovators. The SD Times editorial team, with nominations from the publication’s readers, selected winners with a focus on each nominee’s demonstrated ability to advance the art and science of the software development discipline.
“Year after year, Engine Yard continues to prove that it is an industry leader in the rapidly growing Platform as a Service market,” said Alan Zeichick, editorial director of BZ Media’s SD Times. “We recognize Engine Yard as an innovator because of its positive reputation with developers, contributions to the open source community, and commitment to elevating the importance of open source software development in both enterprises and Web companies.”
Engine Yard is a pioneer in the Platform as a Service (PaaS) business and the first company to offer a Ruby PaaS. The Engine Yard Cloud is a flexible platform that enables developers to configure the features they need while benefiting from a pre-integrated and fully supported open source software stack. Based on the company’s experience deploying and managing thousands of web applications, developers can rely on Engine Yard to deliver the flexibility and scalability they need, while enabling them to focus on building great products.
“Engine Yard gives us the scalability, reliability, and performance we need to handle traffic spikes of 30x our normal traffic on our mobile ticketing website,” said Scott Thorpe, CEO & founder of MogoTix. “Uptime and fast page loads are critical to ensure tens of thousands of customers can buy tickets in a few hours. Our apps run perfectly on Engine Yard Cloud because we leverage the latest software components in the optimized stack.”
Engine Yard is committed to the Ruby on Rails community and has made numerous contributions in the past year to open source projects including Ruby on Rails, JRuby, Rubinius and fog In addition, the company makes it a priority to support and grow the Ruby on Rails developer community with programs such as the Engine Yard Open Source Software Community Grant program, which helps developers evangelize their open source projects, and Engine Yard University, which is focused on growing Ruby and Rails knowledge in organizations, corporations, and universities as well as other academic institutions.
The SD Times 100 recognition comes on the heels of Engine Yard announcing tremendous company growth, with 125 percent increase in monthly recurring revenue year-over-year, and more than 2,000 paying customers on Engine Yard Cloud. Engine Yard is joined on the SD Times 100 by JRuby and Ruby on Rails, which are recognized as two of the top tools and frameworks of 2011. The full list of SD Times 100 winners can be found on the SD Times website at: http://www.sdtimes.com/link/35592
About Engine Yard Engine Yard is the leading development and deployment platform for the cloud. With a unique combination of Ruby on Rails expertise, operations automation, open source community involvement, and world-class service, Engine Yard empowers businesses to build and run cloud-based applications easily and cost-effectively. Thousands of customers, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, trust Engine Yard for fast deployment, rapid scaling, high performance, and 24×7 uptime, allowing them to leverage Rails agility for competitive advantage. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Amazon.com.
About SD Times BZ Media’s SD Times is the twice-monthly newspaper of record for the software development industry, and is published in print and digital editions. SD Times reaches more than 60,000 subscribers in 131 countries.
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