Ruby on Rails application performance management solution provider New Relic today announced it has created the New Relic Affiliate Program. Rails development companies, hosting services and Rails user groups can receive commissions for referring new users under the program.
Eight companies and one Rails community user group have already signed on to the program as charter affiliates, including Atlantic Dominion Solutions, CarbonFive, Core Continuum, Designkitchen, Foraker Design, New Leaders, Railsware LLC, and Relevance. "New Relic's monitoring tool is revolutionary," said Robert Bousquet, founder and partner, New Leaders. "We now keep extremely close tabs on dozens of internal and customer applications through one centralized interface."
The program is well suited to application development firms like these, as they can promote the service to existing customers and be paid a fee equal to a portion of the subscription fees paid to New Relic by those who become subscribers. Affiliate can retain the commission or rebate the fees to the end customer. Affiliates will be able to provide free 30-day subscriptions of RPM Gold to their customers during their customer engagements to facilitate the optimization of the customers' Rails applications. Affiliates will also be eligible to use RPM Gold for use on their own internal applications.