February 09, 2012
Driven by demand for Engine Yard platform, company doubles year-over-year revenue
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9 — Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced it has achieved record growth in 2011, doubling revenue year over year. Empowering enterprises and developers to innovate faster, Engine Yard delivers a commercially hardened and secure solution that thousands of companies depend on for their production applications. Engine Yard serves customers across a wide range of industries including high-tech, consumer electronics, telecommunications and media.
Concurrently, Engine Yard Orchestra PHP Cloud will debut its second major release this month. New enhancements include greater configurability through APIs as well as higher performance derived from more highly optimized stack images. Auto-scaling in the elastic configuration is now better tuned to track variations in load, and numerous additional performance and reliability enhancements make this an important release for customers looking for the best PHP PaaS solution in the market.
In addition, the company also announced that RailsInstaller has achieved over 170,000 downloads. RailsInstaller, an Engine Yard sponsored open source project, is a one-command installation tool that makes it easy to instantiate a complete development environment for Ruby on a laptop or desktop. Now supporting Windows and adding OSX this month, RailsInstaller puts the latest versions of Ruby, Rails, Bundler, Git, SQLite, and other components on a developer's system, all integrated and configured correctly so a developer doesn't have to waste time with individual component installations and debugging dependencies.
"We believe that 2012 will mark the beginning of a multi-year growth trend in PaaS. As stated in our 'PaaS Road Map: A Continent Emerging' report, most enterprises will have at least part of their run-the-business software functionally executing in the cloud, using PaaS services, directly or indirectly by 2015," said Yefim Natis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. "Presence in the PaaS market will be an essential element of leadership for application infrastructure vendors."
"We recommend Engine Yard Cloud to all of our clients, including Toyota Kenya, because we get huge time and cost savings," said Shaun Richards, managing partner of Platform45. "We would need another 5 people to manage infrastructure internally. Instead, we rely on Engine Yard, and we focus our developers on writing code which keeps them and our customers happy."
In 2011, Engine Yard delivered a series of initiatives that drove customer success and PaaS adoption for companies with fast growing, high performance web applications. Key milestones include:
"Engine Yard provides the reliability, flexibility, and deep expertise in Ruby on Rails and PHP that we need for our clients' projects such as BurdaStyle.com, VBS.tv and Krrb.com," said George Eid, founding partner of Area 17. "When krrb.com, a popular commerce site, had daily traffic spikes as high as 7x, the platform performed perfectly. By relying on Engine Yard, we benefit from their extensive experience, and we can focus on building high performance mobile and Web apps that serve millions of customers."
"Our tremendous growth reflects the increasing market awareness of the value PaaS provides companies," said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. "In 2012, we believe even more companies will seek to run their applications in the cloud, so they can focus on innovation rather than managing their underlying platform."
About Engine Yard
Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), empowering software application innovation more rapidly, easily and cost effectively. With deep technical expertise, powerful infrastructure orchestration, strong support of the open source community, and world-class service, Engine Yard provides a complete commercial grade solution that enables developers to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their platform. Thousands of customers in 58 countries, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, rely on Engine Yard 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.
Source: Engine Yard
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