Yard is an independent platform as a service (PaaS) provider.
PaaS providers give developers and DevOps the tools they need to create and test applications that will be deployed in the cloud. Engine Yard offers services for automating, configuring and deploying applications that will be run on AWS EC2, Microsoft Azure or other cloud infrastructures.
The platform allows Java, Ruby on Rails, PHP and Node.js developers to provision, manage, monitor and control applications through a command line interface (CLI) or a dashboard. Customers have the ability to specify alerts, control when updates take place to their applications and use custom Chef recipes for app configurations.
Cloud application developers and architects choose Engine Yard for a number of reasons including the granular levels of control the service provides and its in-depth documentation. Engine Yard competitors include OpenShift, Google App Engine, Cloud Foundry and Heroku.
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