February 21, 2014: This Week at Engine Yard

We had a bunch of exciting security enhancements announced this week! Need HIPAA? Just ask!

Tasha Drew, Product Manager

Engineering Updates


Customers running healthcare applications on Engine Yard can now enter into a Business Associates Agreement (BAA) with Engine Yard, as well as boot and deploy on dedicated instances, allowing you to meet the requirements for HIPAA and other high security applications. (Engine Yard press release)

Termination protection

Sometimes you just hit the wrong button. Termination protection is a feature that is now in GA on our platform. When enabled on an environment, you are required to re-enter your password before you can terminate an instance or stop an environment.

Social Calendar (Come say hi!)

Thursday, February 27: Our SF headquarters is happy to host the San Francisco Hacker News meetup! We’ll be talking all about machine learning for hackers. Reserve your ticket now as space is expected to fill up fast.

Articles of Interest

A good overview of AWS Storage types and options.

Are you watching the Olympics? Then you are seeing Microsoft Azure in action!