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Ninefold Pty Ltd
(dba Ninefold)
Type Private company
Industry Internet Hosting Service
Founded 2011
Headquarters Level 20, 2 Market St
Sydney, NSW  2000
Key people Peter James, Chairman

Ninefold is a cloud computing company which provides infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and a Ruby on Rails platform as a service (PaaS). Ninefold is headquartered in Sydney, Australia and is backed by Macquarie Telecom (ASXMAQ), an ASX-listed Australian B2B telecommunications company.[1]

History and growth[edit]


Ninefold was founded by Macquarie Telecom in 2011 to meet a growing demand for cloud computing in Australia. The company originally only provided virtual servers and in September 2013 introduced a Ruby on Rails PaaS platform.[2]

US Expansion[edit]

The company announced plans to expand its infrastructure into the US in November 2012,[3] and made access to the US infrastructure available to the public in June 2013.[4] Ninefold has infrastructure in both the United States and Australia.

Rails Support[edit]

In September 2013 Ninefold launched a Ruby on Rails cloud platform and indicated plans to build more new infrastructure in additional regions.[5]


Ninefold’s services include virtual servers and a Ruby on Rails application deployment and hosting platform.

Virtual Servers[edit]

Ninefold’s customers can provision virtual servers, via an online portal, allowing them to build flexible virtual online infrastructure in minutes. The infrastructure can be scale up and down as required. Ninefold provides a choice 6 operating systems; Windows Server, CentOS, Ubuntu, RedHat and Debian.[6]

Ruby on Rails PaaS[edit]

Ninefold’s Ruby on Rails platforms allows customers to deploy and host applications using a wizard and maintain or modify those applications via a Portal or CLI. The platform pulls code from GitHub, Bitbucket or a customer's own custom Git repository and deploys it on the Ninefold infrastructure using a customer's desired topology. The platform supports Ruby on Rails up to version 4 and Postgres, and customers can connect their Apps to their own databases and 3rd party services either by using Ninefold's virtual servers or through the Internet.

Docker Support[edit]

On June 10, 2014, Ninefold commenced support of Docker with the announcement that Docker 1.0.0 [7] was available. [8]



  1. ^ "Macquarie launches Ninefold Cloud Start-up". Mitchel Lake. 
  2. ^ Chirgwin, Richard (15 September 2013). "Ninefold preps new infrastructure to help roll out Rails". The Register. 
  3. ^ Chirgwin, Richard (12 November 2012). "Ninefold fires back at AWS with US launch". The Register. 
  4. ^ Duckett, Chris (June 5, 2013). "Re-architected Ninefold takes availability into the US". ZDNet. 
  5. ^ Chirgwin, Richard (15 September 2013). "Ninefold preps new infrastructure to help roll out Rails". The Register. 
  6. ^ "Virtual Servers". Ninefold. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "It's here: Docker 1.0". 
  8. ^ "Docker comes preloaded". 

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