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Engine Yard Names William Platt VP of Worldwide Customer Service

Strengthens PaaS Leadership with Continued Investment in World-Class Customer Service Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 17, 2012 – Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced the appointment of William (Bill) Platt as vice president of worldwide customer service. In his new role, Platt will be responsible for leading the company’s global customer service organization as Engine Yard expands to meet increasing demand for PaaS worldwide.

A dynamic technology executive with 25 years of experience, Bill Platt spent the last four years at NComputing, a desktop virtualization startup, serving as the senior vice president responsible for product development and support for all virtualization client software and virtual desktop devices. Prior to NComputing, Platt was senior vice president of products at Wyse Technologies. His career also includes a 15-year tenure at Sun Microsystems where Platt built multiple businesses in the services organization for the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions, as well as serving as a vice president in the software business unit responsible for Solaris and the Java Enterprise System.

“Engine Yard continues to raise the bar in the PaaS market with its product innovation and customer-centric approach,” said Roger Levy, Senior VP of Products at Engine Yard. “Bill’s experience leading some of the industry’s premier service and support organizations will be of tremendous benefit as Engine Yard enters the next phase of its growth and PaaS has greater adoption in the enterprise.”

“I’m excited to join a company with a world-class customer service operation that supports thousands of businesses using PaaS to accelerate their application innovation,” said Platt. “The breadth of scalable, reliable products and services delivered by Engine Yard empowers customers to deploy applications with confidence and ease.”

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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