Who we are

  • 2013
    • Added Managed Support for customers running on AWS
    • Added support for Java on Engine Yard
    • Presented Distill, the company’s inaugural developer conference
    • Included in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, Q2 2013
    • Released PHP on Engine Yard and support for Riak distributed database
    • New flexible and modular architecture gave developers more granular control
  • 2012
    • Oracle made a minority investment in Engine Yard
    • Expanded into Asia Pacific region with opening of Japan office
    • Added support for Node.js on Engine Yard
  • 2011
    • Enhanced Engine Yard Cloud with high availability and database capabilities
    • Series D financing closed with Bay Partners, Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, DAG Ventures, Presidio Ventures
    • Acquired Orchestra, a PHP PaaS located in Dublin, Ireland; expanded support for PHP and launched into EMEA region
    • Grew partner network to over 200 development firms
  • 2010
    • Open Source Community Grant Program created
    • Rubinius 1.0 GA released
    • New PaaS offering with customizable IaaS from Verizon Terremark
    • Customer kgb 542542 ran mobile text service app on Engine Yard for Super Bowl ad
  • 2009
    • Rapid growth of partner network -- over 50 Ruby on Rails development firms
    • Tremendous adoption of JRuby for production apps in diverse industries
    • Series C financing closed with DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Amazon, Bay Partners, Presidio Ventures
    • New Engine Yard Cloud Service released with increased scalability and deployment options
    • Included in Gartner “Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009”
    • Launched Engine Yard platform on Amazon Web Services
    • John Dillon joined as CEO
  • 2008
    • Series B financing closed with Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Amazon
    • Previewed Rubinius running Ruby on Rails at RailsConf
  • 2007
    • Series A financing closed with Benchmark Capital
    • Significant growth in sales and new customers, first new employees hired
  • 2006
    • Servers installed at Herakles data center, first customers deployed
    • Company founded by Tom Mornini, Ezra Zygmuntowicz, Lance Walley, Jayson Vantuyl

Engine Yard is the leading cloud orchestration platform empowering developers and DevOps to provision, manage, monitor and control applications in the public and private cloud.

We give our customers unmatched control and choice through a broad and trusted application cloud, coupled with expert support, enabling them to focus on creating great applications instead of managing their platform.

Thousands of customers in 58 countries run on Engine Yard, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. We’re backed by some of the most innovative venture capital firms and cloud pioneers including Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon.

Why we do what we do

We started Engine Yard in 2006 to meet a genuine need—developers were building business-critical Ruby on Rails applications but didn’t want to worry about application deployment, management and scaling. We created our cloud orchestration platform to address this need. With deep roots in the developer community, we’ve expanded over the years to work with a broader range of applications without forgetting where we came from. Take a more in-depth look at why we do what we do.

Our people are passionate about empowering developers and DevOps, enjoy what they do and love working as part of a fast-moving, dynamic team. We’re committed to open source technology, utilizing it on a daily basis and continually contributing to its development.

Where We Are

We’re headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in Portland, Oregon; Tokyo, Japan; and Dublin, Ireland. We also have teams located across the United States and around the world.