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Engine Yard Announces General Availability of Node.js on Engine Yard Cloud, the Industry Leading Platform as a Service

Support for Node.js on Engine Yard Cloud Drives Innovative Cloud Application Development

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 21, 2012 – Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced the general availability of Node.js on Engine Yard Cloud. Node.js is a popular framework for building highly scalable, real-time Web applications. The framework is built on JavaScript – the language of the browser – to unify development of front-end and server-side architectures. Engine Yard Cloud is a commercial grade, highly configurable Platform as a Service for Ruby on Rails, PHP and now Node.js, and is optimized for building applications that scale to meet the requirements of startups to large enterprises. With the addition of Node.js to the Engine Yard Cloud supported frameworks, developers can deploy highly scalable and concurrent systems, which will expand their ability to build modern innovative applications in the cloud.

“Node.js is a popular programming framework that is increasingly used by developers to create cloud-native applications,” said Yefim Natis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “Using Platform as a Service, development teams can focus on building high performance mobile and Web business apps, instead of managing the underlying cloud infrastructure. As more companies seek to run applications in the cloud, PaaS is the preferred choice for enterprises and startups that want to achieve both cloud productivity and cloud scale.”

Node.js is an open source, event-driven application development framework built with a single unifying concurrency model that simplifies the development of distributed real-time applications. It has a growing, active and passionate community that boasts the second most watched repository on GitHub, and Node.js is used by developers in startups, enterprises, development shops and digital agencies. The typical use cases for Node.js include: real-time applications that require constant feedback and input, and Web applications that are concurrent and have long running requests or responses, such as networked multiplayer games, interactive tools and websites and Web analytics.

“We depend on Engine Yard Cloud to run our clients’ apps because we get the scalability and reliability we need. With support for additional frameworks like Node.js, our engineering team has increased flexibility and choice when building and deploying Web and mobile apps,” said Patrick Ezell, principal of COPIOUS, a premier digital agency. “We’ve been using Node.js on Engine Yard Cloud to develop a production app for NW Natural, the largest independent natural gas utility in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The combination of Node.js and the Engine Yard PaaS enables us to deliver an innovative high performance app that scales seamlessly across desktop, laptop, tablets and mobile.”

Why Innovative Developers Choose to Build Node.js Applications on Engine Yard Cloud

  • Engine Yard is the leading PaaS provider. Thousands of organizations worldwide use Engine Yard Cloud for development and deployment needs.
  • Companies rely on the industry-leading architecture of Engine Yard Cloud; organizations get the ease and power of a cloud solution with the flexibility and access development teams need to maintain control of the cloud application platform.
  • The Engine Yard Support team is widely recognized for its experience, expertise and customer satisfaction levels and rapidly addresses any technical issues while continually ensuring the success of customers.
  • Engine Yard has always been a strong advocate of open source technology. In parallel with the company’s continued investment in the Ruby on Rails and PHP communities, Engine Yard is committed to supporting Node.js and its growing adoption.

“As the leading PaaS provider, Engine Yard is proud to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the developer community by supporting the latest technologies and offering a choice of frameworks and infrastructure as a service options,” said Bill Platt, VP, Operations at Engine Yard. “We continue to provide our customers with a superior platform, so they can build high performing Web applications that engage customers more effectively. Our platform provides the reliability, flexibility and deep expertise across Ruby on Rails, PHP and Node.js, empowering enterprises and developers to focus on innovation that drives business growth."

Support for Node.js on Engine Yard Cloud will be available to customers within the next 30 days. For more information about Node.js on Engine Yard Cloud, please visit: http://www.engineyard.com/infographics/nodejs.

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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