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Press Release -- June 16th, 2015
Source: nyi

Containers on Burstable Metal Meets Optimized Colocation

NYI to support Engine Yard’s open source Deis platform through distributed systems lab environment  

NEW YORK – June 16, 2015 – NYI, a boutique colocation and managed services provider, dedicated to providing optimized technology infrastructure solutions, announces today that it has been selected by Engine Yard as its East coast data center partner. NYI will provide power, space and dedicated servers for a lab environment to help harden Engine Yard’s Deis platform for large-scale colocation environments. NYI’s dedicated team will also provide support to Engine Yard as it works to bring innovative bare metal solutions to those who have outgrown their cloud solutions. Maintained by Engine Yard, Deis is the leading Docker-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for deploying and managing distributed applications.

The partnership and lab environment within NYI will facilitate the deployment of Deis-powered applications on bare metal. Container on metal solutions offer a more robust system that enables enhanced processing capabilities and also provides performance, compliance and cost benefits. NYI worked closely with Engine Yard to determine the scope and necessary testing to determine the final parameters for the bare metal that NYI provides to the lab environment. 

The distributed systems lab will be used to test failure modes, network partitions and performance deltas between Deis releases. The lab environment will help ensure container on metal solutions meet customer standards for high-performance, scalability and high-availability. Additionally, the use of the 12-Factor app, a methodology for building modern web-based applications, will enable a seamless transfer of applications from any infrastructure to a bare metal server.

“NYI is known for constantly reinventing the way data centers are utilized to stay at the forefront of the quickly evolving technology landscape and to provide the most efficient, innovative solutions available,” states Gabriel Monroy, CTO at Engine Yard and the creator of Deis. “This forward thinking is what makes NYI the ideal host for our distributed systems lab. Moving to containers can lead to greater efficiency and huge cost savings as the overhead of virtual machines is eliminated. For companies looking to maximize price for performance, running containers directly on metal is the way to go.”

“NYI believes in providing true hybrid solutions that blend cloud, dedicated servers and colocation, as we realize certain apps only work in certain environments,” comments Phillip Koblence, Chief Operating Officer of NYI. “As such, NYI embraces new technologies like Docker and Deis, that streamline and enhance the availability of resources and hardware. Our team is looking forward to our continued work with Engine Yard to bring container on metal solutions to those who have outgrown their cloud solutions and are looking for an alternative that allows them to scale quickly and effectively.”

NYI owns and operates data centers in New York and New Jersey. In addition to serving the Northeast, NYI also extends its data center, cloud, hybrid, bare metal and managed services across the coast, with facilities located in Seattle and Los Angeles. With 100% uptime, NYI facilities are SSAE-16, HIPAA and PCI compliant and offer 24x7x365 onsite support.

For more information about NYI, visit

To learn more about Engine Yard, visit

To learn more about Deis, visit

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About NYI

At NYI, we understand you’re important and so is your business. Our approach is simple, effective and unique in our marketplace. We look beyond our world-class data centers and focus on supporting customer growth and success acting as a genuine extension of your IT team. Since 1996, we have provided our customers with fully managed, highly customized infrastructure solutions built to suit their specific business and mission critical IT needs. Our customers view us as a true partner; always available for round-the-clock support from a team they know and trust.

Colocation – Cloud – Hybrid – Managed Services – Disaster Recovery

NYI is SSAE 16, PCI and HIPAA-compliant. For more information, visit; call (800) 288-7387; or follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn 


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+1.866.695.3629 ext. 13


About Engine Yard

Engine Yard, the leader in cloud orchestration platforms, gives application developers the automation, control and operational support they require to deploy apps for both Docker containers in public and private clouds, as well as traditional applications running on Amazon Web Services. Founded in 2006, the company has deep expertise in language environments, application containers, databases and cloud infrastructure, and works closely with open source communities. For more information about Engine Yard, visit or follow on Twitter @engineyard.

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