Engine Yard Adds to Ruby on Rails Network

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-12-16 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Engine Yard, a provider of Ruby on Rails automation and management technologies, today announced that more than 50 companies have joined the Engine Yard Partner Network in its first 50 days, including Premier members, Hashrocket and Pivotal Labs.

Engine Yard, a provider of Ruby on Rails automation and management technologies, today announced that more than 50 companies have joined the Engine Yard Partner Network in its first 50 days, including Premier members, Hashrocket and Pivotal Labs.

Indeed, with the increase in the number of Ruby on Rails development firms, Engine Yard launched the Engine Yard Partner Network to connect customers to a full range of application services for Ruby on Rails including design, development, deployment and maintenance.

"The ecosystem of application development firms using Ruby on Rails is snowballing as more and more firms discover they can get more done in less time by switching to Rails," said Marcy Campbell, vice president of sales and business development of Engine Yard. "We're excited to offer our partners a complete, reliable platform for their Rails applications during and after development."

Choosing an Engine Yard Partner with Engine Yard products and services helps deliver a highly available, scalable, secure application and a seamless end-to-end experience, Engine Yard officials said. The Engine Yard Partner Network includes three tiers: Premier, Select and Associate. The program offers marketing, sales and technical benefits. There is no cost to join the Engine Yard Partner Network. For more information, visit http://www.engineyard.com/partners. Partner Network developers create applications using Ruby on Rails because they can deliver better applications faster and with higher quality, Engine Yard said. And they rely on Engine Yard to provide the best platform, technologies and services to deploy and manage applications in the cloud.

"Ruby on Rails is our preferred platform for all types of customers due to its growth and maturity," said Obie Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of Hashrocket and premier member of Engine Yard Partner Network. "Rails allows us to rapidly build custom Websites of the highest quality. Our partnership with Engine Yard allows us to offer our customers the benefits of a cost-effective deployment platform and a customer support organization that really knows the ins and outs of Rails."

"The economics of developing in Rails are compelling: we find we can build applications 3- to 10-times faster, with fewer defects and higher quality, by developing with agile practices in Rails," said Ian McFarland, a principal and vice president of technology at Pivotal Labs and premier member of Engine Yard Partner Network. "By partnering with Engine Yard, we combine our development expertise with the Engine Yard platform to help our customers achieve scalable, high performance, highly available applications."

Members of the Engine Yard Partner Network include: Hashrocket, Pivotal Labs, Atomic Object, Aycron IT Solutions, Bit Zesty Ltd., Carbon Five, Carnes Media, CBCI, Centera Systems, Chariot Solutions, dospuntocero, East Agile, EdgeCase LLC, eLabs, Envy Labs, Gradient Blue, Grubb Young & Co., Hands On The Web LLC, Imaginea, Intridea Inc., Moneyspyder Ltd., Obtiva, QHI, Refinery CMS, Rubaidh Ltd., Sapna Infotech Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Sasquatch Modern Software Applications, Inc., Soft Illuminations, Inc., Software Element, Sphere Consulting, Inc., Squeejee, Stepchange Group, Tesly, theCoderie, Webficient LLC, We Go To 12, WisdomGroup, and Yoomee. 

 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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