Author Archives: Erika Berkland

About Erika Berkland

Erika Berkland is the Partner Marketing Manager at SendGrid. Her background is in both emerging technology and global corporations where she thrives in working with partners to deliver impactful and measurable marketing programs. Outside of SendGrid, Erika enjoys spending time outdoors with all the great activities Colorado has to offer and is an active supporter of The Women's Wilderness Institute in Boulder, Colorado.


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Jelastic and SendGrid Team Up to Power Java and PHP Applications

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We’re pleased to announce our latest partnership with Jelastic. Jelastic is a leading Platform-as-Infrastructure (PaI) provider that combines the flexibility of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and the ease of use of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) within a single turnkey platform, at a fraction of the cost of existing virtualized environments. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Jelastic, enables enterprises and hosting service providers to unleash the full potential of the cloud. Benefits of Partnership Jelastic offers developers compatibility with any existing applications, simplified and automated installation and configuration, automated vertical scalability, and wide support for a variety of popular application servers and databases. Jelastic’s user

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Ninefold Supports Ruby on Rails Developers With SendGrid Email

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Today, we’re announcing a new partnership with Ninefold. Publicly launched in early 2011 and based in Sydney, Australia, Ninefold is a platform for deploying and running your Ruby on Rails applications with an option of adding your own virtual servers. Their platform is built on their own infrastructure, optimized for performance, and backed by their parent company, Macquarie Telecom. Ninefold’s platform allows developers to effectively select whether to deploy from GitHub, BitBucket, or Generic Git URL. Simply select a branch, select your infrastructure requirements, include your add-ons like SendGrid, then hit deploy. Once you’ve hit deploy you’re off. Ninefold provisions

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AppFog Makes It a Cinch to Add SendGrid Email

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Our partnership with AppFog allows developers to easily add on SendGrid to power email with a one-click installation. With AppFog, developers enjoy a simple, powerful, and affordable Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with capabilities to launch their application in minutes on any stack, with superior reliability and scalability. SendGrid and AppFog share the common vision that developers’ time and resources should be spent on creating amazing apps—not building and maintaining a platform or email infrastructure. AppFog provides a multiple-language, multiple-infrastructure platform developers need to focus on writing code, not managing the resources that it runs on—all with one-click installations, super simple scaling tools,

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ProfitBricks Launches Transactional Email with SendGrid

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Today, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with ProfitBricks, a Berlin-based, leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company. ProfitBricks, founded in 2010, has rapidly expanded its second-generation cloud computing footprint in Europe and the U.S. It’s recent price reduction and continued performance leadership puts ProfitBricks in a position as cloud computing’s price/performance leader. The partnership between SendGrid and ProfitBricks addresses increasing demand from ProfitBricks’ customers to send transactional email from their web applications hosted in ProfitBricks’ data centers. SendGrid will provide ProfitBricks’ customers access to all the necessary email deliverability capabilities for their applications via APIs, allowing them to focus on their

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Join SendGrid at Dreamforce in San Francisco (Nov 18th-21st)

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It’s shaping up to be an exciting and busy week. We’re happy to share that SendGrid is participating in salesforce.com’s annual user and developer conference, Dreamforce 2013. Dreamforce kicked off yesterday and lasts through Thursday, November 21. Exclusive SendGrid Offer and Presentation Visit SendGrid in the Developer Zone (exhibit #22) where we will have an exclusive SendGrid offer for Dreamforce 2013 attendees and where you can learn about our new API Developer Toolkit and other SendGrid tools. One of the major themes for Dreamforce 2013 will be focused on APIs and on Wednesday, November 20 @ 11:45am PT, Brian O’Neill,

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Email Statistics Added to SendGrid Plugin on WordPress

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We recently announced our integration with WordPress to create a SendGrid plugin that uses SMTP or API integration to send outgoing emails from your WordPress installation. This integration replaces the wp_mail function included with WordPress. The SendGrid plugin is free and routes all of your WordPress emails through SendGrid, providing greater email deliverability. Now we’ve enhanced our plugin on WordPress to include real-time statistics on important transactional email performance factors including deliverability, compliance, and engagement. With access to SendGrid statistics, you’ll now have powerful insight into the performance of your transactional email to track requests, drops, deliveries, spam reports, bounces,

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Partnership With Google Cloud Platform Expanded to Include Google Compute Engine

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We recently announced our participation in the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as the first non-native email solution available to Google App Engine customers. Now in response to feedback from the community, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve expanded our Google Cloud Platform partnership to include sending email from Google Compute Engine VMs using SendGrid. To provide this additional Compute Engine offering, Google has created a simple step-by-step tutorial including links to Google Cloud Platform partner pricing and our documentation. This partnership expansion to include Google Compute Engine will allow developers to set up email instances to send mail through

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