Industry News Desk
Amazon Puts Money into Ruby & Rails Cloud Merchant
Amazon Has Kicked Into Engine Yard's $15 Million Series B Round
Jul. 18, 2008 01:15 PM
Amazon has kicked into Engine Yard’s $15 million Series B
round along with Benchmark Capital and New Enterprise Associates. The
two-year-old 70-man open source company provides a deployment infrastructure,
services and support for developers to take their Ruby and Rails applications
to the cloud.
The money should underwrite its anticipated cloud computing
cluster platform and expand its business.
Presumably Engine Yard, which is behind the Ruby open source
projects, Rubinius and Merb, will start using Amazon’s web services.
The company got $3.5 million from Benchmark back in January.
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