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 servers, and deploys the app in the background.
Benefits of Partnership
With our partnership, Ninefold’s developers will now be able to easily build email deliverability and alerts into their Rails applications without needing to set up and manage their own SMTP servers or worry about delivery rates, spam folders, ISP blacklists, or scaling to meet high user volume–freeing them to build great applications.
By helping Rails developers get to market faster with easy app deployment and uncompromising performance, the Ninefold platform offers a tremendous resource. We are excited to join Ninefold in making the application development process more efficient and successful for developers.
We’ve created a simple tutorial on using SendGrid and Ninefold to send email notifications from within a community discussion application to deploy on Ninefold’s infrastructure. Access the tutorial here.