Internap Boosts Rails Apps at Engine Yard

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Engine Yard, a leading provider of Ruby on Rails hosting, will use Internap’s Performance IP service to enhance delivery of online applications, the companies said today. Engine Yard hosts most of its infrastructure with Herakles Data in Sacramento, and will use Internap (INAP) to enhance its network performance.

Engine Yard’s expertise with Ruby on Rails, an open-source Web framework and programming language, enables the company to quickly deploy database-driven Web apps. The company makes it simple to host and manage Rails applications, providing customers with infrastructure, scalability and support.


“We chose to offer Internap Performance IP network service as part of our Ruby on Rails application infrastructure so that we can deliver maximum performance and operational continuity,” said Lance Walley, chief executive officer of Engine Yard. “Internap has earned a terrific reputation for decreased network latency, promising 100% reliability.”

By routing over multiple, high-capacity connections to all major Internet backbones, Internap’s Performance IP improves delivery of its customer’s content and applications, regardless of their geographic location. Internap’s route-control technology monitors the performance of each Internet connection, automatically directing a customer’s Internet traffic across the best possible path. This provides faster and more reliable data delivery than traditional routing methods.

“Engine Yard has established a positive reputation as a leading provider of service-oriented Rails deployment,” said Tim Sullivan, chief technology officer at Internap. “We’re pleased that with Internap, Engine Yard will be able to help further reinforce its position of strength and esteem in today’s competitive marketplace.”

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