Engine Yard Solo Goes Live!

Earlier this month, Engine Yard announced two key components of our strategy for the Cloud. The announcement went over really well, and we’ve been getting lots of great feedback from customers and community members—thanks!

Today though, things get even better. Today, Engine Yard Solo is available for purchase!

In case you missed the details, here’s a little recap:

For two years Engine Yard has specialized in Ruby and Rails application deployment by providing premium deployment services for over 400 customers on in-house hardware. Engine Yard Solo now extends this expertise to companies of all sizes by offering their services for deploying applications on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

The new Solo offering is built on Engine Yard’s battle-hardened experience hosting hundreds of applications on the Company’s own internal cloud. By coupling Solo with Amazon EC2, Engine Yard has lowered the price point for customers that want an entry-level service plan without sacrificing the tried-and-true Engine Yard stack.

With Solo, customers benefit from:

  • Engine Yard’s years of experience deploying Ruby on Rails applications
  • Amazon’s elastic cloud infrastructure
  • Seamless automated deployment tailored to running Ruby applications

Recently, a Solo Beta Tester launched his production application, Hashtags.org on Solo, and things have been going great!

To share a few Twitter comments:

“Engine Yard Solo is impressive. It makes putting a rails app in production dead simple.”—Nadim

“Engine Yard Solo just automated me out of a gig and that is freaking AWESOME.”—John M. Carlin

The feedback has been great, the community has been great, and the future is looking bright. Thanks for being a part of it!