Now, it's only available today in the U.K. and Europe, so if you're based in the United States ... consider moving.
The dedicated hosting service uses Xen to virtualize machines so that his customers have the ultimate flexibility; they can grow their servers as demands dictate, or ratchet down if need be.
Jarvis said that there are tools like Capistrano out there that help developers deploy applications, but Brightbox essentially created its own Capistrano recipes. Developers can download these to their own system and with a couple simple commands get it running on the server. Jarvis said Brightbox spends a good bit of time optimizing its servers to make them easy to use and stable.
Customers range from smaller Ruby developers up to Web development agencies, with a good deal of customers running Web 2.0 and social networking sites. Customers can choose the configuration from a pricing matrix, starting at 256 MB of RAM with a modest amount of storage, going up to a 4 GB dual-CPU box.