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AppFog Lights Route To Add-On Program

AppFog's add-on program for third-party service providers launches this week with options for developers to view technology from partners including MongoLab and New Relic through a single interface. The PHP Fog service displays partner information for users to integrate additional functionality from these third-party services into the applications they build on the AppFog platform.

AppFog USP is its scalable infrastructure for application scalability. The company says that the AppFog service supports "tens of thousands" of application developers who have collectively created and deployed thousands of applications using its platform. The company has collaborated with these developers to understand their pain points and build an infrastructure that with a solid service and support offering.

"Our goal is to provide the best, most comprehensive user experience for developers," said Lucas Carlson, founder and CEO of AppFog. "We are partnering with a number of industry-leading ecosystem offerings through this new program, starting with these three, and expect the program to significantly increase the options available through the AppFog interface for developers."

Ben Wen, vice president of marketing and sales at MongoLab, has gone on the record to say that his company's backup and monitoring services, data manipulation tools, and "mad-dog" support allow developers to feel at ease. Meanwhile, New Relic VP Bill Lapcevic has said that his firm's web application performance tool gives developers "deep 24x7 visibility" from the end user experience all the way to a line of application code.

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