_Free Rails Stack Jumpstarts Rails Development For Web Applications _
San Francisco, CA. August 14, 2007. FiveRuns, a pioneer of enterprise-class management for Rails and other popular open source and commercial systems, today announced a partnership with BitRock, Inc., the leading provider of custom open source stacks, to deliver RM-Install: a free, multi-platform, enterprise-ready distribution of open source software for Ruby on Rails. RM- Install enables companies to quickly and easily deploy a complete stack for their Rails applications, without the worry of installing, configuring or maintaining various integrated software components.
RM-Install, powered by BitRock, includes:
Developer or production-ready stack configurations
Latest versions of Ruby 1.8.6 and Rails 1.2.3
Bundled pre-compiled binary packages include Apache Web Server 2.2, MySQL Database Server 5.0, SQLite 3.3, ImageMagick 6.3 and Subversion 1.4 client
Bundled RubyGems include mongrel, gruff, rmagick and capistrano
Cross-platform support for Mac OS X and a wide range of Linux distributions
RM-Install is packaged with BitRock's graphical and text-based installers that step users through a fail-proof installation process. All necessary configuration steps, such as setting passwords and binding to the appropriate ports, are performed by the installer, so the user is up and running with the software as soon as installation is completed.
"Just as the FiveRuns Enterprise Management Platform makes managing open source and commercial systems easy, RM-Install makes it easy to start building and managing enterprise-ready Rails applications," said Dean Cruse, VP of business development for FiveRuns, "BitRock's expertise in integrating open source software takes the guesswork and errors out of the installation and configuration process for Rails, making it easier for companies to use and furthering enterprise adoption."
"One of the biggest challenges of using open source software and Rails in particular is getting all of the different components to work together," said Erica Brescia, VP of business development for BitRock. "FiveRuns' expertise and position in the Rails development community will help ensure that our Rails stack addresses the needs of the community and receives the widest distribution possible."
RM-Install is part of the FiveRuns Enterprise Management Suite for Rails, the first solution for managing the Rails application lifecycle from automating the setup and maintenance of an integrated Rails development environment to ensuring Rails applications perform well in production. RM-Install can be used with RM-Manage, the industry.s only solution for monitoring the performance of applications built on Rails, and the FiveRuns Enterprise Management Platform, the company.s leading solution for monitoring popular open source and commercial subsystems.
Founded in 2003, BitRock is a privately held software company with offices in Seville, Spain and San Francisco, USA. Drawing from the professional experience of its employees, which spans Silicon Valley, Europe and Southeast Asia, BitRock develops multiplatform installation and management tools. BitRock's clients range from large corporations and governments to independent software vendors and educational institutions, as well as the leading commercial open source companies.
About FiveRuns Corporation
FiveRuns is a leading 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 the installation of an enterprise-ready Rails stack to performance and availability management of production applications and infrastructure resources. For more information or to download a trial subscription, visit www.fiveruns.com.
Copyright 2007 FiveRuns Corporation. All Rights Reserved. FiveRuns is a trademark of FiveRuns Corporation. Rails is a trademark of David Heinemeier Hansson. BitRock is a trademark of BitRock Incorporated.