SOURCE: Engine Yard

Engine Yard

September 21, 2011 09:00 ET

Engine Yard Grows Its Cloud Ecosystem With Engine Yard Platform Services

Over 40 Cloud Partners Expand Engine Yard Platform as a Service (PaaS) With Apps and Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today launched Engine Yard Platform Services, a worldwide partner program encompassing over 40 cloud technology leaders that are offering their solutions for the Engine Yard platform. The program provides Engine Yard customers with a broad array of application and system-level services that expand the capabilities of the Engine Yard platform. The program also makes it easier than ever for businesses and developers to build highly reliable, scalable applications in the cloud and accelerate time to market.

"We've hand picked some of the best cloud offerings available to build a thriving ecosystem for developers," said Mike Piech, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Engine Yard. "Our deep technology expertise and world-class service empower businesses to build and run cloud-based applications easily and cost-effectively. Engine Yard Platform Services reinforce the unique value that the Engine Yard PaaS delivers to customers."

Engine Yard Platform Services launches with an impressive catalog of global partners that provide application solutions and applications-as-a-service, cloud stack extensions and add-ons, development tools and services, management and operations utilities, and security.

"We're extremely excited about our partnership with Engine Yard, and we were particularly thrilled to see Orchestra and Engine Yard join forces," said Will Shulman, CEO of MongoLab. "Our existing Orchestra add-on and our upcoming Engine Yard add-on provide a seamless experience for developers using MongoDB in the cloud -- it's incredibly easy to deploy apps with one-click database provisioning, integrated billing, and single sign-on."

"We have a long-standing partnership with Engine Yard and participating in the Platform Services program is a natural extension of our close relationship," said Bill Lapcevic, VP of Business Development for New Relic. "Delivering free application performance management tools through this program makes it easier for organizations to maximize the performance of their cloud-based web applications."

"The Platform Services program gives us the opportunity to provide Engine Yard PaaS users the fastest way to offer great customer support," said Zack Urlocker, COO at Zendesk. "By using our easy customer support ticket system and self-service support platform with Engine Yard Cloud, companies will be able to engage their customers, empower their communities and delight their users."

With the Engine Yard Partner Services API, partners will be able to quickly and easily set up their services within the Engine Yard platform, and customers will be able to choose and provision partner services for their applications from within the Engine Yard dashboard. Customers will benefit from the simplicity of adding services, exclusive promotions, and hassle-free service updates. Billing for service usage will be conveniently included on each customer's unified Engine Yard monthly invoice.

Services that will be available within Engine Yard Cloud include: Brighter Planet, CloudMailIn, Logentries, MailGun, MongoHQ, MongoLab, New Relic, OneSky, Papertrail, PubNub, Scout Monitoring, SendGrid, SimpleWorker, Xeround, and others.

Services available from Partners include: 10gen, AirBrake, Appcelerator, AppFirst, Assistly, Blitz.io, Braintree, Cenzic, Chargify, CloudFlare, Cloudkick, DNSimple, DocRaptor, Dynect SMB, Exceptional, IndexTank, InfoChimps, Janrain, Loggly, LucidWorks Cloud, Postmark, Pusher, SauceLabs, SpacialDB, StatsMix, StillAlive, websolr, Zencoder, and Zendesk.

All services are available from partners immediately. Services provided within the Engine Yard platform will be available in the near future. For more information on Engine Yard Platform Services or to become a partner in the program, please visit http://www.engineyard.com/partners/platform-services.

About Engine Yard
Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS). With deep expertise in Ruby on Rails and PHP, combined with powerful orchestration, deep community involvement and world-class service, Engine Yard empowers businesses to build and run cloud-based applications easily and cost-effectively. Thousands of customers, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, rely on Engine Yard for agile deployment and scaling, high performance, and 24×7 uptime, allowing them 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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