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Engine Yard Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

Engine Yard Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm San Francisco, April 23, 2009 – Engine Yard, the Rails hosting leader, announced that it has been included in the "Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009"1 report by Gartner, Inc. The report examines a select group of vendors Gartner considers innovative, impactful and insightful in the cloud computing system and application infrastructure market.

Published on April 6, 2009, the report cites, "cloud-based system and application infrastructure services are emerging as a foundation on which to build and run cloud-based applications…Companies evaluating the use of the cloud as a platform for custom applications face new offerings from existing players and an expanding set of new vendors specifically targeting the cloud."

"It's always been our goal to help people handle the complexities of running Rails-based applications so they could leverage the power and speed of the technology worry-free," said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. "Today, more than 400 customers rely on Engine Yard's expertise and infrastructure to handle the heavy lifting so they can focus on their core business. We believe our listing as a ‘cool vendor' underscores not only our innovation and market strength but also the traction of Rails in the enterprise. We plan to continue bolstering all three in the coming year."

Engine Yard offers a unique combination of Rails technology, services, and technical leadership. The company's internal cloud platform combines high-end clustering resources to run Ruby and Rails applications securely in the cloud, while Engine Yard's team of Ruby and Rails technical experts delivers 24×7 maintenance and support. These same experts lead and participate in the open-source projects that are driving the future of Ruby and Rails. Engine Yard also offers Solo, a cost-effective, web-based platform that allows users to deploy Engine Yard's Rails stack on Amazon EC2.

The complete Gartner report is available to Gartner clients at

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed and implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Engine Yard

Engine Yard, the leading Rails hosting company, offers customers peace of mind, support and expertise when deploying their Ruby or Rails applications to the cloud. The Company provides a proven stack for deploying Ruby and Rails applications, either internally on its own infrastructure or externally to cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services. Engine Yard has a track record of hiring expert talent and fostering open-source innovation, including creating, sponsoring and/or supporting projects like Rails (, Merb ( and Rubinius ( Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Visit

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Page One PR for Engine Yard Chantal Yang 415-875-7494

1 Gartner "Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009" by David W. Cearley, Ted Chamberlin, Lydia Leong, Daryl C. Plummer, Adam W. Couture and David Mitchell Smith, April 6, 2009.

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Theresa Maloney
Cogenta Communications for Engine Yard

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