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Engine Yard Expands Global Partner Program to Deliver Rich Ecosystem of Leading Applications and Services

Growing PaaS Demand Drives Continued Success of Thriving Developer Ecosystem

SAN FRANCISCO – March 28, 2012 – Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced expansion of its Engine Yard Partner Program, designed to give the company’s thousands of customers access to a rich ecosystem of the world’s most innovative applications and services. In its ongoing commitment to drive growth and innovation for the PaaS market, Engine Yard has unveiled new program tracks, expanded benefits and tools for the thriving partner program.

By delivering a broad array of resources and expertise, the program uniquely positions Engine Yard to provide the most robust cloud offerings available to developers. Partners are provided with ongoing marketing, sales and technical support to assure their long-term success.

Partnership Tracks Tailored to Benefit Partners Across the Developer Ecosystem

The Engine Yard Partner Program includes partnership tracks that offer specific benefits to support and drive business for a range of organizations, including:

  • Solutions Providers: Over 200 elite application development partners using the services and support offered by the Engine Yard PaaS.
  • Technology Providers: Over 100 technology partner solutions offered in conjunction with the Engine Yard PaaS.
  • Infrastructure Providers: Partnership with the leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Terremark.

New Program Unveiled for Startup Incubators

In addition to the three provider tracks, Engine Yard also unveiled a new program for incubators, fueling fast growth startups. Partners in the incubator program offer participating startups a program that aims to take these early stage companies from an idea to running cloud-based applications in production easily and cost-effectively. Engine Yard is helping to drive the next wave of application innovation.

"We're pleased to participate in the Engine Yard Partner Program as an Infrastructure Provider foundation partner. Terremark sets the standard for secure cloud offerings, and together with Engine Yard, a leading PaaS, we deliver the scalability, security and reliability required to meet the needs of fast-growing and rapidly evolving businesses,” said Christopher Drumgoole, Senior Vice President of Terremark, a Verizon Company. "Engine Yard has a proven track record in delivering world-class service to our mutual customers. Our combined solutions power some of the most innovative mobile, social and Web apps, driving the next wave of digital development."

“As an Engine Yard Partner, we offer our customers the ability to develop, deploy, and manage applications on the leading PaaS,” said Guy Marion, VP and GM at CollabNet Cloud Services. “Through our TeamForge and Codesion platforms, we enable agile development for distributed developer teams at every step of the application lifecycle. Together with Engine Yard, we help our joint customers to maximize productivity and build increasingly innovative and visionary applications.”

“As more and more organizations migrate their business-critical applications to the cloud, we rely on our trusted and long standing partnership with Engine Yard to provide our joint customers with the most robust PaaS and effective tools that ensure their apps are delivering the highest standards of application performance and availability,” said Bill Lapcevic, Vice President of Business Development at New Relic. “With Engine Yard, we’ve created an unbeatable combined solution that allows leading companies such as Badgeville, PlayMesh and TST Media to deliver innovative applications with the scalability and application performance demanded by today’s top websites and mobile apps.

“The Engine Yard Partner Program enables us to provide our customers, including New York Public Library and SuperBetter Labs, with the best PaaS, allowing us to carefully craft gameful experiences that span web, mobile and real life,” said Nathan Verrill, co-founder and Pragmatic Dreamer at Natron Baxter Applied Gaming. “As a longtime partner of Engine Yard, we’re excited about this renewed investment because it enhances our ability to deliver applied gaming solutions that have a positive social impact on a global scale. Engine Yard rocks.”

“We’ve built our partner program to combine the strength of our leading commercial grade PaaS platform with the expertise and reach of our network of world-class service and solution providers. This combination provides our customers with the tools and resources necessary to support, manage and innovate with application solutions,” said Marcy Campbell, SVP Global Alliances and Business Development at Engine Yard. “With this new investment, we look forward to the continued growth of the Engine Yard partner ecosystem and the PaaS market.”

For more information on the Engine Yard Partner Program or to become a partner in the program, please visit: engineyard.com/partners.

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 in 58 countries, 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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