Our Deployment Engineers wanted (and deserved) a cooler name . . .
Polite - Courteous and helpful
Agent of - skilled personage
Non - the opposite of the next word
Destructive - who will keep you from blowing your app up
Assimilation - when you migrate to or sign up for Engine Yard
You'll likely be in touch with one of our PANDAs before you sign on. They'll be with you through every step of the on-boarding process, from exploration to app launch. Our Polite Agents of Non Destructive Assimilation know Rails and our systems like the back of their cute, little furry hands.
Check out PANDA Team Leader Will Adams discussing what PANDAs do in an episode of our Cloud In Your Coffee series . . .