Engine Yard: Running on Rails

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Engine Yard is an interesting example of a niche hosting play. The company specializes in hosting applications built on the Ruby on Rails web development framework. At Velocity 2009 we spoke with Engine Yard’s Michael Mullany about the company’s history, strategy and infrastructure. “What we’re trying to offer customers is a divorce from operations,” says Mullany. This video runs about 7 minutes.

In part two of the interview, Mullany discusses what lies ahead for Engine Yard and Ruby on Rails development:

For additional video, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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