Zend - The PHP Company

Zend Takes Enterprise PHP to the Cloud

With Zend, Businesses Benefit from Cloud Economics While Enjoying Out-of-the-box Scalable and Manageable PHP with Freedom to Leverage Cloud Infrastructure and Services of Choice

ZENDCON 2010, SANTA CLARA, CA, November 2, 2010 — Zend Technologies, the PHP Company, today announced a new cloud application platform to accelerate enterprise PHP adoption in the cloud. The Zend PHP Cloud Application Platform provides access to cloud application services and management while delivering elasticity and high availability. The Zend Cloud Application Platform sets the standard for PHP cloud application development and deployment, providing an enterprise-grade Web application infrastructure while maintaining the freedom to choose cloud infrastructures and services.

“PHP powers one-third of the world’s websites, and already accounts for a substantial portion of all cloud application deployments,” said Andi Gutmans, CEO and co-founder of Zend. “The Zend PHP Cloud Application Platform helps organizations achieve their application performance, availability and productivity goals. With this solution, Zend enables developers to quickly build portable cloud applications, provides IT operations teams with a reliable and manageable high-performance PHP environment, and offers a ‘pay-per-use’ pricing model that best fits cloud application deployments.”


The Zend PHP Cloud Application Platform integrates technologies from new Zend product releases as well as cloud services offered through Zend partners. Additional innovative capabilities will be incorporated into the platform by Zend at a later stage.


Zend PHP Cloud Application Platform Overview:

·         Native and portable cloud services – rapid development of cloud or native cloud applications using Zend Framework components

·         Cloud-ready development environmentIDE support for cloud application development and debugging

·         Enterprise PHP stack – high-performance, supported application stack including PHP, Zend Framework, necessary extensions and drivers

·         Deployment and management – PHP configuration management for easy scale up and error prevention

·         Monitoring and diagnostics – application monitoring and diagnostics across multiple server instances for identification and triage of application- and service-level issues

·         High Availability – cloud-ready PHP session management and graceful shutdown for fault tolerance and streamlined maintenance


Develop, Test and Deploy Zend PHP in the Cloud with RightScale

Through a partnership between Zend and RightScale, the leader in cloud computing management, PHP professionals can easily provision and manage enterprise-ready PHP environments in the cloud.

During application development, IT organizations can use the RightScale Development and Test Solution Pack, which includes Zend Server, to reduce the time, hassle and risk associated with managing multiple development and test environments. The same virtual environment, based on Zend Server, can be used in production through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform to gain the flexibility, control, and portability required by enterprises for their business-critical applications running in the cloud.

“We are excited to be partnering with Zend to deliver a fully integrated, elastic and reliable enterprise PHP in the cloud,” said Michael Crandell, RightScale CEO and Founder. “PHP is one of the most popular development languages for building web applications, and we believe the new solution will drive many more businesses to develop, test and deploy their PHP applications on the cloud.”


Zend Server on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Zend also announced the availability of a Zend Server Amazon Machine Image (AMI). By running Zend Server on Amazon EC2, PHP professionals can leverage Amazon's proven cloud computing environment, obtain a pre-configured, enterprise-grade PHP runtime environment with minimal friction, and pay only for capacity actually used.


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 on-premise and in the cloud. Deployed at more than 30,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products delivers a comprehensive solution for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California. Learn more at http://www.zend.com.

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