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    Application Performance Audit

    The Performance Challenge

    Poor applications performance is significantly impacting overall business operation and decreasing customer satisfaction. Analysts suggest that Issues with application performance are affecting overall corporate revenues by up to 9%.

     Being it direct revenue loss or decline in satisfaction and productivity, companies are often challenged with an urgent need to improve their internal and external facing applications. In fact nearly 60% of IT organizations are not satisfied with the performance of business critical applications.

    Zend Application Performance Audit

    The application performance audit brings Zend’s PHP performance optimization expertise to your PHP applications. Zend’s consultants will work with your developers and IT staff on evaluating the web transactions and overall behavior of your PHP application. The outcome is a comprehensive report which includes the analysis results, main application performance and scalability bottlenecks and architecture challenges uncovered. Zend will also provide detailed recommendations for remediation which will allow you developers and IT staff to optimize and improve your overall application performance and end user experience.


    Business Impact of App Performance

    The Performance Audit Methodology

    The performance audit features a comprehensive methodology that has been applied to hundreds of applications globally, across industries. During the engagement, load/stress tests and detailed profiling data provide the basis for evaluating the behavior of individual transactions and the application as a whole. A typical audit agenda includes:

    • Inspection of the application’s PHP code
    • High level transactions monitoring and profiling
    • PHP execution and extensions performance analysis
    • Transaction breakdown and drill down using Zend Server Code Tracing
    • Database performance analysis (Queries and engine)
    • I/O analysis
    • OS and file system performance
    • Web server performance analysis
    • Application/Cluster bottlenecks identification
    • Communication, web services and interfaces bottlenecks

    Optimization and Remediation Techniques

    The Performance Audit delivers detailed recommendations aimed at reducing the transaction execution times, increase scalability and drive code optimization and coding best practices. Areas of optimizations can include:

    • PHP engine settings
    • Byte code acceleration optimization
    • Data Caching techniques
    • Page Caching techniques
    • Database Query optimization
    • Tasks distribution and Job Queue utilization
    • I/O improvements
    • OS and file system performance enhancements
    • Web server performance enhancements
    • Load balancing best practices
    • PHP code optimization
    • Frameworks and external libraries utilization


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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