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What is Engine Yard?

Engine Yard is a full-stack Ruby on Rails Support solution enabling organizations to focus on creating and developing applications, instead of managing their infrastructure. The optimized Service supports Ruby on Rails, PHP and Node.js environments, and also any other languages you want to install, to get apps up and running on AWS quickly. The world-class team of Rails support engineers will monitor and manage your apps in the cloud so you can get back to what you do best - developing exciting apps. Are DevOps headaches keeping you up at night? It doesn't have to be that way.

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"Fantastic product and technical support, frustrating dealing with their "success managers""

What do you like best?

Their product and support is excellent for companies without devops experience.

What do you dislike?

They promised me that I could stay on a grandfathered plan, but then changed their mind and are trying to force me onto a newer plan that is 300% more expensive.

They also suggested I could bring my own Amazon EC2 credentials and realize some savings by reserving Amazon instances. Then after a month of dithering and non-response, they told me they don't want to offer that feature anymore. Still haven't received a decision from them after a month an a half. Very frustrating.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get your terms of service in writing (especially the fees and contract length). They've made promises to me on the phone that they later reneged on.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Engine Yard lets us focus on building our app, and leaves the DevOps worries to their platform.

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"Rails deployment trade off of ease-of-use for affordability"

What do you like best?

Very dependable rails deployment and hosting with more affordable pricing compared to the competition (heroku, rackspace etc)

What do you dislike?

Troubleshooting and configuration can be confusing and awkward. Their dashboard has lots of options, and is even a bit busy with features, however some common things are hidden and unintuitive (like settings environment variables)

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be prepared for searching documentation and contacting customer support if you have any non-standard, or custom apps you need to deploy

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosting lower trafficked sites for internal tools, etc.

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"Essential Service for the SMB"

What do you like best?

Engine Yard takes the worry out of our Ruby on Rails IT support environment. We rely on their expert team to keep our app platform up and running and our customers happy and productive.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that we can say negatively about our experience with the service.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a small, startup and need to focus our resources on driving our business, not supporting infrastructure. Engine Yard allows us to focus on our core.

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"Solid offering for cloud hosting management solutions"

What do you like best?

The deployment tools were best of breed when they first arrived, and they continue to have a very solid offering especially with providing support to AWS services.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike about this service, however there are a number of options in this space now.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Shop around as there are many providers in this space now, but Engine Yard continues to have a very solid offering.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

They were fantastic at helping us get our application to market, and helping us to solve many load, scaling and general teething problems with hosting a technology that was new to us at the time.

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"Heroku vs. Engine Yard - Heroku wins"

What do you like best?

I think engine yard is a GREAT platform. Back before Heroku's toolbelt they were my preferred web hosting platform. Unfortunately Heroku's platform is leaps and bounds ahead of where they are and they lost me as a customer. The biggest reason I left was that Heroku offered their free development tier, something EY was unwilling to accommodate.

What do you dislike?

It's a shame, I really love EY but as a busy developer I don't have the time to configure resources and play sysadmin - this is the real problem the Heroku solved.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

check out Heroku or if you want to user EY - Docker.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We build web and mobile applications for startups and household consumer brands.

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"Industrial Grade and Expensive Ruby on Rails hosting"

What do you like best?

They know Ruby on Rails hosting better than anyone, has serious support and knowledge.

What do you dislike?

Expensive - not really for a startup using Ruby on Rails. They give you free hours to start but price jumps after that. If you are cost conscious this is not the place to start.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Serious rails hosting for only serious businesses. Entry level price point is too high for most users.

Engine Yard User Ratings

8.1
Ease of Use
Average: 8.2*
9.4
Quality of Support
Average: 8.0*
8.3
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.1*
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