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Director of Engineering at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Aug 05 2013

What do you think of Engine Yard Cloud?

Web-based software is becoming more and more service-oriented. You probably know about software as a service (SaaS – e.g. Salesforce) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS – e.g. Amazon) but probaby not platform as a service (PaaS). Companies like Engineyard and Heroku make it easier to launch and scale a web application. For the most part, you can setup an account, run a few commands for basic configuration and you’ve launched in the Cloud. This is an order of magnitude easier than it was just 5 years ago. If you just felt your heart skip a beat, please take a few minutes to catch your breath. When you’re ready, let me help you decide what platform to launch your next application on. Heroku is great for quick applications. The best Rails candidates I interview deploy their code…
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Director of Web Development at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 22 2013

What do you think of Engine Yard Cloud?

Three platforms stand out for cloud based hosting – Elastic Beanstalk, Heroku and EngineYard. Here I present my experiences with the three, and thoughts on which might be best to use under various factors. To cut to the chase – Elastic Beanstalk wins, but as usual it depends on your situation. Common features All the below services feature Deploy from the command line with git Full support for Ruby/Rails apps Gems installed and updated automatically on each push Comprehensive settings to handle db:migrate Integrated database support (no need to set up separate instance) Note that none of these features came with Elastic Beanstalk when it first launched – its come a long way, so may be worth reconsidering if you’d previously disregarded it. Heroku Pros Heroku very easy to get started,…
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Owner at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Jul 18 2013

What do you think of Engine Yard Cloud?

It’s worth pointing out that the middle ground between black box cloud hosting like Heroku and vanilla EC2 is Engine Yard Cloud. They give you a tested and scalable Rails stack with a web UI for management, but under the hood you still have root access and the AWS keys, so the billing is transparent, and you can install whatever software and use whatever instance types you like, which is useful if Heroku’s architecture doesn’t fit your load profile, or you need some piece of software that is not available or very expensive as a hosted service. Oh and of course they provide support as well.
Consultant
Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 18 2013

What do you think of Engine Yard Cloud?

#1 “Ease of Use” Heroku blows Engine Yard away. you install the gem and can deploy your application in minutes. There are also commands you can run on your local machine to get information about your application. Engine Yard is moving forward, but it is still pretty technical. It’s really easy if you have a public github repo, but anything other than that starts to get “more complicated” quickly. #2 “Architecture” Engine Yard gives you a “real” virtual machine. This means you’ve actually got a single CPU virutal host that you ssh into and effectively do whatever you want. Heroku gives you a sandbox with walls around it, and I think it’s a shared environment. It’s actually kinda difficult to figure out exactly what they’re running as you cannot log onto the machine direction. #3…

What is Engine Yard Cloud?

Engine Yard Cloud is a leading cloud application platform, a convenient and easy-to-use portal where web application developers can build, test, and execute their applications.

Engine Yard Cloud customers

MTV, Estee Lauder, Audi, Appboy, Badgeville, Vitrue, RepairPal, and TST Media.

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