FiveRuns Expands Rails Application Management Partner Program (RAMP) with New Partners and New Offerings

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FiveRuns Manage 2.0 gives Ruby on Rails hosters and developers new opportunities to offer the leading Rails performance management tools to their customers

FiveRuns Manage is the best companion to our Fully Managed Dedicated Servers, offering complete visibility of the performance of systems and Rails applications and empowering our customers with great tools to optimize and achieve great performance

FiveRuns (http://www.fiveruns.com), the application monitoring and systems management company for Ruby on Rails, today announced that its Rails Application Management Partner program (RAMP) has expanded with new partners and the availability of FiveRuns Manage 2.0. Now, FiveRuns partners include leading Ruby on Rails hosters and development organizations, such as: HostingRails, SpeedyRails, Atlantic Dominion Solutions (ADS), Blue Box Group, BrightBox, e-accent, ELC Technologies, RailsWare, and Ayoka Systems.

"With FiveRuns Manage 2.0, hosters and developers now have a complete monitoring offering for their Rails customers," said Todd Barr, Vice President of Business Development at FiveRuns. "Manage 2.0 doesn't stop at the Rails application - it monitors the entire application cluster, including the web server, database and OS, to get a complete view of your Rails application performance. You no longer have to patch together scripting tools and point solutions to monitor your Rails environment."

What's new in FiveRuns Manage 2.0
One year after FiveRuns pioneered Rails instrumentation and management with FiveRuns Manage, the 2.0 version is simpler, lighter-weight, adds monitoring support for more subsystems, and has new features based on feedback from customers and partners. FiveRuns Manage continues to provide the only complete monitoring functionality for managing the performance of Ruby on Rails applications and the environment on which they run. For Rails hosters and development organizations, Manage 2.0 enables:

  •     Proactive alerts of potential problems before they affect your customers through customizable event triggers
  •     Visibility across the entire software stack, to make sure you find and fix the right performance problem in the entire software stack (it might not be a Rails problem)
  •     Simplified troubleshooting and forensics, with time-synchronized event data across the stack presented in a unified view

"The value we've seen FiveRuns provide is the ability to nip performance problems in the bud before they present themselves to the general public," said Jesse Proudman, CEO of Blue Box Group.

RAMP program enhancements
FiveRuns RAMP program includes pricing and service offerings for all types of hosters, from slice-hosters to full managed Rails hosters, as well as Rails development organizations. Key features of the RAMP program include:

  •     Aggressive reselling margins, with flexible slice pricing for managed hosters
  •     Free internal usage of Manage 2.0 for hosters and developers
  •     Ability to offer free FiveRuns product links and 30-day trials to customers
  •     Lucrative referral fees for Rails developers and hosters who refer directly to FiveRuns
  •     Profiles and links on the FiveRuns website partner pages
  •     No up-front sales commitments to get started

"FiveRuns Manage is the best companion to our Fully Managed Dedicated Servers, offering complete visibility of the performance of systems and Rails applications and empowering our customers with great tools to optimize and achieve great performance," said Maykel Rodriguez Rivero, Owner and CEO of SpeedyRails.

"FiveRuns' elegant and robust solution for monitoring Rails apps provides our clients key information for not only keeping their services running smoothly and quickly, but also a proactive tool to quantitatively evaluate when and what to scale up," said William C. Little, CEO of HostingRails. "We plan to incorporate this golden nugget by default into all our managed VPS and dedicated Rails hosting packages."

For more information on FiveRuns Rails Application Management Partner program, please email ramp @ fiveruns.com.

About FiveRuns
FiveRuns provides an end-to-end ecosystem of tools around Ruby on Rails, including its flagship monitoring and management tool, FiveRuns Manage. Built on Rails and delivered as a hosted service, FiveRuns' products enable organizations to save money and reduce operational complexity by managing the entire Ruby on Rails application lifecycle - from installation to production. For more information or to start a free trial subscription, visit FiveRuns.com

Copyright ® 2008 FiveRuns Corporation. All Rights Reserved. FiveRuns is a trademark of FiveRuns Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners. Rails is a trademark of David Heinemeier Hansson.

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