Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rails Application Management Partner (RAMP) Program

The new Rails Application Management Partner (RAMP) Program, created by web hosting application solutions developer, FiveRuns, includes reseller and cooperative marketing incentives for enterprise and open source management platforms.

New and existing partners that are deploying and reselling the FiveRuns Enterprise Management Platform and Management Suite for Rails, will receive additional revenue and profit opportunities from the RAMP program.

To help partners leverage FiveRuns' capability to manage the complete Rails application lifecycle, the RAMP program offers dual tracks:

RAMP Reseller Program: Targeted at leading hosting providers, consulting firms, value added resellers, systems integrators, and Internet service providers, the RAMP Reseller Program enables organizations to include FiveRuns' systems management capabilities as part of their offerings. The program provides Resellers differentiation, new revenue streams, as well as new tools to help their customers streamline operations and reduce costs.

RAMP Cooperative Marketing Program: For organizations that want to recommend FiveRuns' systems management solutions to their customers, the RAMP Cooperative Marketing Program provides incentives for referrals to FiveRuns' account teams. The program makes it easy and profitable to recommend FiveRuns to customers and enable them to reduce the complexity, risk and cost of their IT initiatives.

Dean Cruse, VP of Sales and Business Development at FiveRuns remarked, ''Partners are an important part of our success, and we have developed the RAMP program to make their selling process easier and more lucrative. The RAMP program is designed to allow our partners to leverage our technology as a competitive differentiator and revenue builder for their businesses.''

Several key partners have already joined the FiveRuns RAMP Reseller program, including Rails-focused hosting providers Blue Box Group, LLC and Engine Yard. Additionally, VirtualEvals, a provider of Web-based technologies to the health profession education market has signed as a RAMP Cooperative Marketing partner.

Jesse Proudman, President of Blue Box Group added, ''We are excited to be one of FiveRuns' first partners, and believe their unique technology provides a true competitive advantage for our customers. We are eager to begin marketing this new service to both our existing customers and as a value add for potential customers. The combination of the FiveRuns solution with Blue Box's powerful server platforms will provide customers with a complete and scalable environment for their Rails applications.''

Lance Walley, President of Engine Yard offered, ''FiveRuns' focus on Rails led us to look at their solution for our customers. As the industry's first solution for managing Rails environments, FiveRuns is a perfect compliment to our Enterprise Rails deployment and operations services.''

Web 2.0 Businesses choose Blue Box Group to host mission rails applications because of our commitment to the success their business, through development VPS platforms, to full-scale rails deployments utilizing 1 to more than 12 servers.

Engine Yard came about in early 2006 because of a genuine need: clients were developing business-critical Rails apps, but they didn't want to worry about deployment issues, nor did they want to hire IT staff to manage servers. Clients wanted Rails-focused 24/7 operations support on top of great infrastructure, plus they wanted a smooth path from 100 users to 100,000 users.

VirtualEvals ( is a web-based system through which health professions advisors can transmit letters of evaluation to health professions schools. In 2006, over 180 undergraduate colleges and universities and 175 medical schools used VirtualEvals to transmit letters of evaluation for over 14,000 applicants.

FiveRuns is a provider of enterprise-class management solutions for Rails, and other popular open source and commercial systems. Built on Rails and delivered as a hosted service, FiveRuns' game-changing solutions provide relevant, intuitive and affordable management enabling organizations to save money and reduce operational complexity by managing the entire Rails application lifecycle - from installation to production.

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