Engine Yard

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Engine Yard
Type Private
Industry Software industry
Founded 2006
Founders Ezra Zygmuntowicz, Lance Walley, Tom Mornini, Jayson Vantuyl
Headquarters San Francisco, United States
Key people John Dillon, Alan Cyron, Jim Burleigh, Rob Walters, Jeff Reich, Marcy Campbell, Jennifer Chow
Products Engine Yard
Website www.engineyard.com

Engine Yard is a San Francisco, California based, privately held[1] platform as a service company focused on Java, Ruby on Rails, PHP and Node.js deployment and management.

History[edit]

Engine Yard, founded in 2006, offers a cloud application management platform.[2] Engine Yard co-founders include Tom Mornini, Lance Walley and Ezra Zygmuntowicz.[3]

John Dillon joined Engine Yard as CEO in 2009, and previously held the position of CEO at Salesforce from 1999 through 2001.[4]

In August 2011, Engine Yard acquired Orchestra.io to add PHP expertise to the Engine Yard team and platform.[5] In September 2011, the company launched a partner program that includes over 40 cloud technology companies. These partners provide add-on services—application performance management, email deliverability, load testing and more—within the Engine Yard Platform.

In November 2011, the company added the Node.js server-side framework into its PaaS.[6]

In early 2012, Engine Yard reported that its revenue doubled year over year to $28 million in 2011, and the number of paying customers rose 50 percent to 2,000 in that time.[6] Engine Yard claims that with its $28 million in revenue for 2011 it is the leading open platform as a service.[7]

In June 2013, Engine Yard formed a strategic alliance with Microsoft [8] and went live on Windows Azure marketplace on July 31, 2013. Developers can use this open source Platform-as-a-Service running on Microsoft cloud infrastructure to deploy web and mobile apps.

Engine Yard sponsors a number of open-source projects.

Funding[edit]

In January 2008, Engine Yard received an investment of $3.5 million from Benchmark Capital. Some industry commentators interpreted this as an investment in Ruby on Rails.[9]

In July 2008, Engine Yard secured an additional $15 million from a combination of Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Amazon.[10]

In October 2009, Engine Yard received an additional $19 million in funding from a combination of Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Amazon, Bay Partners, Presidio Ventures and DAG Ventures, for a total of $37.5 million in funding.

In November 2012, Oracle Corporation announced that it made a strategic minority investment in Engine Yard. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed. Engine Yard continues to operate as an independent company.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Colleen (June 23, 2011), "Tech giants are hungry for M&A — really hungry", gigaom, retrieved July 29, 2012 
  2. ^ Gardner, Dana (July 14, 2008), Amazon helps boost Engine Yard's cloud computing efforts with capital infusion, Zdnet.com, retrieved July 29, 2012 
  3. ^ Park, Anthony (September 14, 2010), "Engine Yard Interview with Tom Mornini, CTO and Co Founder", Cloudtweaks.com, retrieved July 29, 2012 
  4. ^ Hesseldahl, Arik (February 7, 2011), "Engine Yard CEO John Dillon Talks About Competing Against His Old Company, Salesforce.com", AllThingsD, retrieved July 29, 2012 
  5. ^ Engine Yard Conducts Orchestra Acquisition, Adds PHP PaaS, CRN, August 23, 2011, retrieved April 6, 2012 
  6. ^ a b Darrow, Barb (February 9, 2012), "Veteran PaaS player Engine Yard claims big momentum", gigaom, retrieved July 29, 2012 
  7. ^ Taft, Darryl K. (February 10, 2012), "Engine Yard Claims Top PaaS Position With $28M in Revenue", eWeek, retrieved July 29, 2012 
  8. ^ Engine Yard Azure support announcement, July 31, 2013 
  9. ^ Schonfeld, Erick (January 11, 2008), "Benchmark Bets on Ruby on Rails With $3.5 Million Investment in Engine Yard", TechCrunch, retrieved July 29, 2012 
  10. ^ Lerner, Reuven (July 14, 2008), Engine Yard Secures $15 Million in Funding, Ostatic.com, retrieved July 29, 2012 

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