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    Zend Smart Start for IBM i

    Accelerating time-to-PHP and Zend

    The Zend Smart Start for IBM i service is a training and consulting engagement designed to help customers who rely on the power of IBM i to rapidly modernize and adopt PHP for their web application projects. Throughout this service customers will receive comprehensive PHP training and knowledge transfer. At the end of this engagement, customers will have a trained staff that has basic understanding of PHP and a fully operational, (PHP-based) pilot project deployed on their IBM i.

    Delivered by PHP experts, this fixed-price, fixed-deliverable service includes everything your organization needs to develop, deploy and manage PHP Web applications on the IBM i and employ best practices helping ensure your overall success and includes: PHP training, installation & configuration and coached development on a pilot project.

    During the Zend Smart Start for IBM i Service:

    • Customers receive focused training for up to 5 students on “Zend PHP I: Foundations for i5/OS Programmers” in an exclusive online setting.
    • Zend Experts install and configure the Zend PHP Solution Stack on one IBM i development server (partition). As part of the process, customers are trained on installation on additional servers (partitions) as needed.
    • A pilot project for customer’s project team to develop that addresses a real Client issue is identified.
    • Enable customer’s project team to exercise PHP skills learned and Zend coaches them in best practices through the development and deployment of the pilot project.

    Maximize Development Efficiency

    Zend Smart Start training courses are designed to provide customer’s staff with the foundations of PHP and best practices for managing business-critical PHP applications. Through relevant exercises integrated throughout the courses students apply their newly learned PHP skills to business relevant applications improving efficiency and code quality.

    Reduced Risk and Lower Total Cost of Ownership

    As part of Zend Smart Start, our PHP experts install and configure all the necessary components to support even the most demanding web application projects. On a customer designated IBM I server (LPAR), our experts install and configure the complete PHP stack, including Web Server, PHP runtime, and Zend production application solution (Zend Server for IBM i or Zend Core plus Zend Platform) ensuring your web application infrastructure is installed and configured to meet the demands of your web application projects.

    Installation and Configuration Components


    EITHER:
    Existing customers:
       PHP Stack – The foundation for PHP Web application projects
    • Apache (Pase)
    • MySQL (only if needed)
    • PHP (Zend Core)

    Zend Core for i – Dependable PHP
    • Zend Framework
    • phpMyAdmin
    • PHP Toolkit (Connecting to i5 Resources)

    Zend Platform for i– Enterprise Reliability and Comprehensive Performance
    • Comprehensive Performance
    • Monitoring and Management
    • 5250 Bridge
    • Web Services (SOAP)
    • Java Bridge

    OR:
    New or existing customers:
       Zend Server for IBM i – Complete Production-Quality PHP Environment
    • PHP runtime
    • Built-in Apache webserver
    • Zend Framework
    • PHP Toolkit (Connecting to i5 Resources)
    • Comprehensive Performance
    • Monitoring and Management
    • Root Cause Analysis
    • 5250 Bridge
    • Web Services (SOAP)
    • Java Bridge

    Plus MySQL (only if needed)

    PHP Training Courses

    The Zend PHP I: Foundations (i5/OS Version) course is designed to provide ILE programmers with a solid foundation in the PHP language. This course guides you through the basics of PHP with an experiential approach, filled with numerous examples and hands-on exercises. You will also learn about the exciting new 5250 Bridge for your legacy content, as well as tools for i5 system programmers, such as the PHP i5 Toolkit and DB2 extensions. By the end of the course, you will complete a major project while you learn the essentials you need to program in PHP.

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    Customer Quote

       We encountered a serious problem in our production environment that threatened to undermine our Web site availability and performance. When we were unable to recreate the problem, Zend's consultant conducted a thorough analysis of our project. He didn't push a quick fix or ask us to make a technology leap of faith. Instead, he helped us achieve short-term milestones with little or no business disruption or risk, and worked with us to reach our long-term goals for Web site performance and availability. Now we're running our PHP applications with the confidence gained from seeing first-hand how Zend works proactively to help us troubleshoot our Web environment.   

    Fred SchmidtManager, Applications Development, VR Systems, Inc.

       I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed and appreciated the consultant's style and the time we all spent together, it was an excellent start to our future with Zend.   

    Matthew FareyIT Operations Manager, Microlease plc