Engine Yard Acquires Orchestra To Add PHP Support To Its PaaS

Engine Yard, a provider of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, this morning announced it has acquired Orchestra, developer of a platform for deploying, scaling and managing PHP applications.

Engine Yard, which is backed by investors like Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Amazon.com, opted not to disclose the financial terms of the acquisition.

The San Francisco-based company is best known for its PaaS for Ruby on Rails applications, but the acquisition will allow the company to add support for PHP applications.

Engine Yard in a statement says will continue developing the Orchestra PHP platform and continue to invest in both Ruby on Rails and PHP open source communities and projects. There are no plans to discontinue support or development of any of Orchestra’s offerings.

Orchestra is made by echolibre, an Irish company employing avid contributors to the PHP community, and creators of FRAPI, an Open Source API Framework (among other projects).

The entire Orchestra team will be joining Engine Yard as a result of the acquisition.

To date, Engine Yard has raised $37.5 million in funding. The company competes with another venture-backed startup, Heroku, which was acquired by Salesforce for $212 million in cash late last year), among others.

Orchestra Announcement – 23rd August 2011 from Orchestra on Vimeo.