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Engine Yard Acquires Deis Leader OpDemand
Engine Yard, the leading cloud orchestration platform, today announced that it has acquired OpDemand, the developer of Deis, the first open source application platform purpose-built for Docker. With the addition of OpDemand, Engine Yard can offer customers more flexibility in application languages. The company will be able to provide full stack support for both Docker containers in public and private clouds, as well as traditional applications running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

“Engine Yard is well known for its world-class ability to monitor, measure and support its clients’ application environments on AWS. We enable thousands of developers to create and improve their apps without the distractions of dealing with operational or platform management issues,” said Beau Vrolyk, CEO of Engine Yard. “By bringing OpDemand into the Engine Yard family, we have expanded our offerings to include Docker containers running on both AWS and within our clients’ private infrastructure.”

Deis builds upon Docker and CoreOS to provide a next-generation Platform as a Service (PaaS) that runs on public clouds, private clouds or bare metal. Deis is designed to run microservices, service-oriented architectures and other applications that follow best practices for distributed systems. Deis curates applications as Docker images and then manages the orchestration of containers across a cluster of CoreOS machines, streamlining the deployment and management of modern, distributed applications.

“Engine Yard has a long history of supporting open source and helping developers adopt the latest in software best practices,” said Gabriel Monroy, CTO of OpDemand. “We are thrilled to be joining forces with a company that shares our vision of an open, composable platform. With the support of Engine Yard, we will accelerate our open source efforts and ensure Deis remains the best way to deploy and manage distributed applications in production.” Monroy and Joshua Schnell, the founders of OpDemand, will join Engine Yard. Monroy was named Engine Yard’s CTO, while Schnell will serve as the vice president of Business Development. All other employees of OpDemand will join the Engine Yard team and continue to support the open source Deis project. Details of the transaction were not released.

Published Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:52 AM by David Marshall
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