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The RightScale Cloud Management Platform Now Supports Zend Server

PHP Applications on Zend’s Web Servers can be Quickly Deployed on the Cloud with the Leading Cloud Management Platform

ZENDCON 2009, SAN JOSE, Calif. – October 20, 2009 – Zend Technologies, the PHP company, and RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced that the RightScale Cloud Management Platform now includes support for Zend Server and Zend Server Community Edition (CE), Zend’s PHP Web application server solutions. System administrators can now quickly deploy Zend Server or Zend Server CE applications on a cloud – or across multiple clouds -- and easily manage them through RightScale’s easy-to-use and automated platform. RightScale users can benefit from the enterprise-grade production environment delivered by Zend Server or the easy, all-in-one Zend Server CE.

RightScale is exhibiting the RightScale Cloud Management Platform at ZendCon today through Thursday at booth number 206. In addition, Thorsten von Eicken, RightScale CTO and founder, is participating on a ZendCon panel titled, “Developing on the Cloud,” along with representatives from IBM, Microsoft and Zend, today at 1:30pm at the conference’s San Jose Convention Center location.

“An increasing number of PHP Web applications on the cloud are critical to an organization’s core business and cannot experience significant downtime or a lapse in security,” noted von Eicken. “We are pleased that RightScale users now have the option to use Zend Server to run their business-critical Web applications with confidence.”

The RightScale Cloud Management Platform lets any organization tap the enormous power of cloud computing for scalable, cost-effective IT infrastructure on demand, with complete control and portability. RightScale reduces the complexity of cloud deployments, enabling organizations to launch business-critical applications rapidly, without the risk of lock-in. 

Zend has developed a RightScript for Zend Server and Zend Server CE, enabling Zend Servers to be integrated into a RightScale cloud deployment as part of a RightScale ServerTemplate, which are pre-built templates for common server configurations.  RightScale users can install either the full-featured and supported commercial edition of Zend Server or Zend Server CE, running on CentOS Linux and either PHP 5.2 or 5.3. 

Zend Server is a complete, enterprise-ready Web application server designed for running and managing business-critical PHP applications in production. Zend Server includes a pre-integrated, tested PHP application stack, advanced monitoring and problem diagnostics to ensure application reliability, several acceleration and caching capabilities to maximize performance, up to 24/7 access to Zend’s technical support, as well as online updates, hot fixes and security patches.  Zend Server CE is a free download that offers ease-of-use and performance in one simple package for PHP-based Web applications.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for Zend Server users to get the benefits of cloud computing to maximize the agility and performance of their PHP Web sites,” said Zeev Suraski, Zend CTO. “RightScale is the de facto leader in cloud computing management, providing a proven platform that provides not only a fast cloud on-ramp, but also proven, cloud-ready solutions that can support even complex, multi-cloud deployments.”

About Zend Technologies
Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying, and managing business-critical PHP applications.  PHP runs 35 percent of the world’s Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic Web applications.  Deployed at more than 30,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive solution for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications.  Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit http://www.zend.com or call +1 408-253-8800.

About RightScale
RightScale is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated cloud management platform that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform is delivered as "software as a service" (SAAS) and is available in a range of editions, from the free Developer Edition to Enterprise Editions.  To date, thousands of deployments and more than 600,000 servers have been launched on the RightScale Platform for leading companies such as Animoto, Playfish, Sling Media and TC3. To learn more about RightScale, please go to http://www.RightScale.com.

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