ADS Spawns Mantis to Attack Downtime in EC2™ Deployments

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ADS spawns Mantis to attack downtime in EC2™ deployments. Web development innovator Atlantic Dominion Solutions (ADS) today introduced the only continuous monitoring and management solution for Rails apps deployed onto Amazon EC2 - ADS Mantis. Businesses can now use EC2 to scale on demand and still get the consistent, reliable, and personal service previously limited to traditional hosting solutions.

We see tremendous momentum for EC2 within the Rails community, particularly due to its ability to scale on demand

Web development innovator Atlantic Dominion Solutions (ADS) today introduced the only continuous monitoring and management solution for Rails apps deployed onto Amazon EC2 - ADS Mantis. Businesses can now use EC2 to scale on demand and still get the consistent, reliable, and personal service previously limited to traditional hosting solutions.

ADS Mantis combines dedicated 24x7 service with powerful management and monitoring tools from RightScale and FiveRuns, themselves leaders in Ruby on Rails and Amazon Web Services technologies. The only solution of its kind, ADS Mantis minimizes downtime by continuously monitoring EC2-deployed Rails apps, thus enabling the ADS team to prevent and, when necessary, quickly respond to issues.

"Clients had been asking us a lot about 'EC2 hosting' but there was really no precedent for it," said ADS Project Director, Robert Dempsey. "We realized there was a big need for EC2 management and ADS is uniquely suited to provide such a service."

EC2, part of the Amazon Web Services, provides virtual hosting using Amazon's infrastructure - allowing businesses to scale their web applications up or down on demand and pay only for the capacity they use. But the flexibility and cost savings derived from Amazon EC2 do not come with the service and support normally included in traditional web hosting packages. To maintain the consistency and reliability required for the success of their web applications, businesses have often needed to hire additional IT staff to monitor and manage their deployments. ADS Mantis allows these businesses to realize maximum uptime without taking up valuable developer bandwidth or incurring the excessive costs of in-house staff.

"Rightscale is delighted to help ADS enable one-stop, personalized management and support for Rails on EC2," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale, an ADS partner. "With their ADS Mantis offering, ADS helps to deliver on the promise of cloud computing by adding a layer of managed services on top of Rightscale's ability to launch and manage multi-server deployments."

ADS partner FiveRuns, provider of the monitoring tool employed in ADS Mantis, was thrilled to get on board with the innovation in EC2 management. Dean Cruse, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FiveRuns, talked about the opportunities afforded by the new service.

"We see tremendous momentum for EC2 within the Rails community, particularly due to its ability to scale on demand," said Cruse. "However, businesses need to ensure their applications are performing properly in order to optimize their EC2 experience. FiveRuns welcomes the ADS Mantis solution for EC2 management and monitoring and we're excited to be a part of the initiative to help EC2 customers manage, monitor and scale their applications."

Dempsey echoed those benefits, and reiterated that the foundation of ADS Mantis is reliable personal service.

"EC2 is a flexible, powerful foundation for a great Rails app, and I highly recommend it to our clients," said Dempsey. "But not everyone has the manpower to manage it. With ADS Mantis, everyone can get the dedicated personal service necessary for their deployment and relax knowing their app is well taken care of."

ADS Mantis offers three service levels for different deployment sizes. The Basic option monitors up to four concurrent virtual servers; the Plus level provides for up to eight servers and includes two hours of other premier services; and the Premium level works with up to 12 servers and includes four hours of premier services. For more information about ADS Mantis, visit techcfl.com/ads-mantis.

About Atlantic Dominion Solutions

ADS is a leading-edge web development firm that specializes in using Ruby on Rails to build advanced, scalable, database-backed applications for organizations of all sizes. Based on custom requirements, ADS creates forward-thinking and user-focused applications that can be deployed quickly, scaled easily, and maintained with minimal time or effort. ADS is a vanguard in enhancing Rails platforms with Amazon Web Services and, along with visionary web applications, ADS also provides data warehousing and data mining, graphic and interactive design, and business and technical consulting. For more information, visit techcfl.com.

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