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Engine Yard Appoints Tim Romero as Director of Asia-Pacific Region

Leading Platform as a Service Drives Global Expansion with Increased APAC Presence

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 4, 2012 – Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced it has appointed Tim Romero as director of its Asia-Pacific (APAC) operations. In this new role, Romero will be driving the continued expansion of the company’s presence in the APAC region, and is responsible for supporting the growing Engine Yard customer base and establishing new partnerships.

Romero joins Engine Yard with a 20-year track record of success in the APAC region. He previously served as senior manager of strategic development for Zurich Insurance in Japan, where he executed large-scale software development projects, and has also held executive business development roles at Tora Trading Services and Digital Garage. Romero was also founder and CEO of Wizaz K.K. and Vanguard K.K.

“As developers in APAC have become increasingly aware of the agility and flexibility of the cloud, Engine Yard is excited to welcome Tim Romero to our team in Japan in order to support those developers and encourage rapid growth across the region,” said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. "With customers in 58 countries, we are expanding our team globally as part of our continued commitment to support innovative application developers around the world."

“Engine Yard is the leading PaaS across all markets and is unmatched in its reliability, integrity and commitment to its partners and customers. I’m excited about contributing to the company’s aggressive growth and expansion plans in the region,” said Romero. “Engine Yard already has a thriving community in APAC, and I look forward to further assisting companies to leverage the advantages of the cloud.

For more information about Engine Yard, please visit: www.engineyard.com

About Engine Yard Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), empowering cloud application development 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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