Interview with Engine Yard

June 12, 2008

Ruby on Rails is a tremendously popular development framework, making it dead-simple to create web applications. However, it does have its deployment challenges, but that’s where Engine Yard comes in. This San Francisco based startup will handle the entire process of deploying your Rails app, which includes reliable and scalable hosting, operations, and sysadmin/DBA support 24/7, so you can literally go out drinking on launch night instead of staring at your monitor waiting for something to go wrong.

In this video, Tom Mornini, Co-Founder and CTO, and Lance Walley, Co-Founder and CEO, discuss Engine Yard’s tech, Ruby on Rails misconceptions, and Twitter’s scalability issues. They also share their secrets to VC selection, negotiation, and partnering, so be sure to tune in.

7/13/08 UPDATE: The news JUST hit the blogosphere that Engine Yard closed a $15M round of financing…congrats to the team! Check out the scoop on TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Ruby Inside, and of course Ezra Zygmuntowicz’s post (the other founder of EY) with all the details…and if there are other good posts, leave a comment and let me know!

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4 Responses to “Interview with Engine Yard”

  1. Mark Crusha Says:

    Engine Yard is a great company. Thank you for making my life easier.

  2. Sang Park Says:

    We use Engine Yard and it’s completely worth the money. We just didn’t want to hire a sys engineer and we wanted to concentrate on application development.

  3. Chris Hey Says:

    How about a django version of engine yard?

  4. John Boyd Says:

    Great interview. Congratulations on the new funding. We’ve been using EY the past year and happy with the service.

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