Engine Yard, a provider of Ruby on Rails automation and management technologies, announces the availability of its Engine Yard Cloud services platform and the general availability of Flex, a cloud services plan for production-level Ruby on Rails applications.
Engine Yard, a provider of Ruby on Rails automation and management
technologies, on July 21 announced the availability of its Engine Yard Cloud services
platform and the general availability of Flex, a cloud services plan for
production-level Ruby on Rails applications. According to the company:
Engine Yard Cloud is a platform for
web teams and developers that provides easy-to-use, automated Rails application
deployment and management on cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Web Services.
... Engine Yard Cloud provides application-aware auto-scaling, auto-healing and
monitoring and a highly optimized, pre-integrated Rails managed run-time.
Engine Yard Cloud is also backed by the company's optional 24x7 Premium Support
from Engine Yard.
"Given the growing popularity of
Rails and the number of developers struggling with infrastructure clouds, the
absence of a deployment and management platform for Rails applications was a
big gap in the market," said Tom Mornini, CTO of Engine
Yard. "With Engine Yard Cloud, we have closed that gap and are allowing
developers and businesses to confidently tap into the power of the cloud with
our team of experts at their back."
Click here to read about Engine Yard's partnership with New Relic to push Ruby on Rails development in the enterprise.
William Fellows, an analyst with The 451 Group, said: "Fast development
frameworks like Rails combined with agile development methods have made it
easier for developers to build applications, but then what? Deployment and
maintenance-not to mention scalability, uptime and performance-require a level
of tooling and expertise that most developers don't have or don't have the time
to build. There are a variety of cloud management solutions on the market, but
none fully address the specific needs of application developers. Engine Yard
closes this chasm and is a major asset to cloud-based businesses building
applications with Rails."
According to the company's news release:
With its Flex plan, Engine Yard Cloud
now serves customers running production applications that want to leverage the
on-demand flexibility of a cloud but also need application-level scaling,
reliability and support. Applications can scale on demand as their needs change
to react to user growth and traffic spikes in real time. And with developer
features like automated deployment from source check-ins, handling rapid
application changes driven by agile development is a breeze. Engine Yard Cloud
also ensures greater application reliability with built-in redundancy and
Pricing for the Flex plan starts at
$349 per month. Pricing for Engine Yard Premium Support starts at $475 per
month. Engine Yard Cloud is currently available running on the Amazon EC2
infrastructure cloud and enters general availability this quarter [in August]. For
more information on Flex and a description of the full feature set or to get
started with Engine Yard Cloud, please visit http://www.engineyard.com/cloud-services.