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Today we are very excited to launch our Platform Services program, aimed at formalizing and expanding our existing practice of integrating important partner technologies and services into the Engine Yard platform. There are many great companies out there whose offerings are highly complementary to our own and in high demand by our customers. The Platform Services program will make it easier for customers to find, learn about, and incorporate third-party services for the applications they deploy on Engine Yard Cloud.

Supporting the program will be an API that makes it especially easy for select partners to set up their offerings on the Engine Yard platform. Customers will be able to activate these API-integrated offerings for their apps with a simple button-click, and billing for these services will be part of the unified monthly Engine Yard invoice. The API is in private beta now and will be generally available in the near future.

Services that will be available from within the Engine Yard platform via the API include: Brighter Planet, CloudMailIn, Logentries, MailGun, MongoHQ, MongoLab, New Relic, OneSky, Papertrail, PubNub, Scout Monitoring, SendGrid, SimpleWorker, Xeround, and others. In addition, numerous services will be promoted through the Partner Services program and activated directly with the providers (outside the Engine Yard dashboard); services available from partners include: 10gen, AirBrake, Appcelerator, AppFirst, Assistly, Blitz.io, Braintree, Cenzic, Chargify, CloudFlare, Cloudkick, DNSimple, DocRaptor, Dynect SMB, Exceptional, IndexTank, InfoChimps, Janrain, Loggly, LucidWorks Cloud, Postmark, Pusher, SauceLabs, SpacialDB, StatsMix, StillAlive, websolr, Zencoder, and Zendesk.

We believe this new program will further enhance and simplify customers' experiences with Engine Yard while bringing a growing ecosystem of new capabilities to the table. As always, we look forward to hearing your experiences and feedback!


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