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Engine Yard Appoints Dixon Fiske as SVP of Worldwide Sales

PaaS Leader Executing Aggressive Global Expansion in Response to Strong Market Demand

SAN FRANCISCO – January 12, 2012 – Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced the appointment of Dixon Fiske as senior vice president of worldwide sales. In his new role, Fiske will be responsible for leading the company’s global sales organization as the company supports the increasing demand for PaaS solutions.

An industry veteran with over 20 years experience in the IT industry, Fiske previously served as vice president of worldwide sales for Nimsoft, a cloud and datacenter monitoring company, which he scaled from $30M to $100M in three years, setting the stage for CA's acquisition of the company in 2010. His career also includes leading HP Software's $660M Americas Corporate Sales Division, one of the largest inside sales organizations in the industry. In addition, Fiske held sales roles at Mercury Interactive, DoubleClick, Oracle and AT&T.

“We are seeing increasing worldwide use of the Engine Yard PaaS, and we’re pleased to welcome Dixon to our management team,” said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. “His proven track record of growing businesses and executing global go-to-market strategies will be instrumental in helping us support the increasing demand from companies wishing to deploy applications in the cloud.”

“I’m thrilled to join a company that’s helping businesses to use the cloud for strategic advantage. As more organizations leverage the value of the cloud for their applications, Engine Yard is poised for further growth,” said Fiske. “We will continue to set the standard for PaaS through our technology innovation and commitment to customer success.”

About Engine Yard Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), empowering software application innovation more rapidly, easily and cost effectively. With deep technical expertise, powerful infrastructure orchestration, strong support of the open source community, and world-class service, Engine Yard provides a complete commercial grade solution that enables developers to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their platform. Thousands of customers, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, rely on Engine Yard to leverage the cloud for competitive advantage. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Amazon.com.

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