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Zend Case Studies

En mettant en place les solutions Zend, nos clients ont pu s'appuyer sur la puissance du Web et libérer la valeur de leurs applications critiques. Pour en savoir plus sur la façon dont ces entreprises ont utilisé les solutions et l'expertise de Zend, consultez nos études de cas.

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Challenge:

UBM Tech needed a new, more agile, sustainable and cost-effective approach to building and managing dozens of large-scale and custom websites in order to meet the changing demands of digital media publishing.

Solution:

UBM Tech reinvented its web application development strategy and technology infrastructure with its adoption of the Zend PHP web application platform, including Zend Server, Zend Studio and Zend Framework, for the wholesale transformation of its web assets.

Défi :

Accélérer le développement et fournir des applications Web performantes qui permettent aux employés d’échanger, de s’informer et de fournir des services exceptionnels à leurs clients.

Solution :

BNP Paribas a choisi Zend Server, Zend Studio et Zend Framework ainsi que d’autres technologies PHP compatibles.
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Challenge:

  • Managing web workloads on a single dedicated server
  • Lack of real-time visibility into the health of business-critical web apps and meaningful analytics on campaign performance
  • Traffic spikes resulting in sluggish response times
  • Increasing need to add and launch new services more quickly

    Solution:

    Mediaspike chose the RightScale Zend PHP HA Solution Pack to help simplify and speed deployment, automate scaling and achieve high availability of reliable, high-performing applications in the cloud.

    Challenge:

    Cisco wanted to drive more WebEx business through its partners using free trial offers as a catalyst of
    lead generation. The legacy free-trial system had been developed over a long period, with short-term
    solution updates that made it hard to maintain. Cisco WebEx needed an automated trial platform with a
    high degree of efficiency, reliability, and scalabilit to fully support its growing partner community and
    increasing demand for online conferencing.

    Solution:

    Cisco deployed Zend Studio IDE, Zend Server and Zend Framework. Using the Zend PHP stack, Cisco
    built a new trial-offer platform, a mobile website, and an internal project management application,
    and it redeveloped its webinar marketing platform.Zend’s monitoring, code tracing, job queuing, and
    optimization capabilities helped the organization improve end-user experience of trial offers by 68%
    (based on best time to complete trial signup), and achieve 20-30% code reuse to save development
    effort and accelerate time to market by an average of 1.5 months for each project.

    Challenge:

    NYSE Euronext sought to replace and sunset its existing Web sites with new sites supporting its goals to drive business value online. A new Web application development platform and processes were needed for rapid Web development and deployment, efficient scale up and management, and high availability. Tough guidelines demanded improved productivity, and reduced infrastructure and downtime costs.

    Solution:

    NYSE Euronext chose Zend PHP application development solutions and Drupal. Zend Studio IDE is used for application development, debugging and profiling. Zend Server runs the Web sites, performs proactive monitoring and automates troubleshooting and optimization. Zend Server Cluster Manager supports easy scalability in multiserver environments.

    Challenge:

    With business growth, the limitations of Bell Helicopter’s enterprise reporting system to provide business intelligence on demand led to temporary loss of its Earned Value Management (EVM) certification and more than $40M in withholds on government contracts. The company needed to revamp its reporting system for improved automation and performance while keeping costs under control.

    Solution:

    Bell Helicopter chose Zend Server and Infobright’s analytic database software for the development and deployment of Premier, a scalable enterprise reporting application that now delivers vital business intelligence from more than 40 data sources in a high availability multi-server environment. Premier was strategic to the company’s ability to regain EVM certification and resume large-scale government contracts worth tens of millions of dollars.

    Challenge:

    To maintain lean, efficient central operations while providing fast and impeccable service to a 3,000-member dealer network with a worldwide customer base; driving more processes online to provide a superior business experience for both dealers and customers.

    Solution:

    Zend PHP solutions helped Corvette America’s IT group extend the capabilities of its
    e-commerce application, quickly and cost-effectively, on IBM i.

    Challenge:

    A decade of strong business growth and expansion of product lines and geographical markets demanded an e-commerce infrastructure with real flexibility and cost-savings while delivering a superior online shopping experience for an international customer base.

    Solution:

    Zend’s complete PHP application development solution: Zend Server Web application server; Zend Studio, the leading PHP IDE; and Zend Framework, an award-winning lightweight open-source application framework. Using Zend, Netretail Holding launched multiple e-commerce sites in record time, reducing development and testing time by an average of 50% and achieving a 50% improvement in site performance to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty through repeat business.
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    Villeroy & Boch

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    Challenge:

    Villeroy & Boch needed a dynamic technology platform with which it could quickly and cost-effectively develop and manage new e-commerce applications to support its global sales and marketing initiatives.

    Solution:

    Villeroy & Boch chose PHP as its Web development platform. Zend PHP solutions were adopted to customize, deploy and manage its Magento e-commerce application running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers and accessing SAP ERP and MySQL back-end databases.

    Challenge:

    Allied Beverage wanted to leverage technology to increase its industry leadership through superior customer service. The company wanted to establish industry-leading e-Commerce and mobile applications capabilities but required a more comprehensive and cohesive application development environment to meet this goal.

    Solution:

    By choosing Zend PHP software on IBM i, Allied Beverage was able to develop, deploy and manage eBiz, a high-performance application that revolutionized e-commerce in its industry. From concept to roll-out, work was completed faster and at a lower cost than would otherwise have been possible. Using Zend Server and Zend Framework, Allied Beverage doubled the speed of eBiz and implemented key Web 2.0 functionality. When eBiz was launched more than 130 retailers became registered members, and the site won the 2009 IBM COMMON Innovation Award for Best Web Solution.”

    Challenge

    Enrise needed a capable Web application framework and tools to build an e-commerce front-end for Autotrack.nl, the leading online car brokerage in the Netherlands. Enrise wanted to improve usability and performance for Autotrack.nl’s popular site, which averages more than 550,000 unique visitors and millions of page views per month. They also planned to develop a flexible, templated solution for content management so Autotrack.nl personnel could update content on-demand, without having to touch the underlying application.

    Solution

    Enrise chose the PHP dynamic open-source language for their project, and Zend for its integrated Web application platform and PHP expertise. Zend Framework provided a proven open-source framework and reusable PHP code, and Zend Studio IDE was used to tailor the Autotrack.nl site with advanced features such as faceted browsing. Zend Server provided monitoring, debugging and optimization to help Enrise deploy and manage the Web front-end for optimal availability and performance in Autotrack.nl’s high-volume, multi-server environment.

    Challenge

    • Support a high volume of complex custom orders
    • Ensure an intuitive online ordering experience
    • Provide a professional B2B solution for affiliated retailers
    • Deliver availability and performance to meet SLAs

    Solution

    Levolor chose Zend PHP solutions for the development and management of a userfriendly,highly interactive and reliable e-commerce application for Levolor’s affiliated retailers and consumers. Using Zend Server application monitoring and management capabilities, Levolor has established a robust, scalable multi-server environment with improved availability and performance to meet SLAs consistently. In addition, the brand’s E-Business team is more responsive to changing business requirements while accelerating time-to-market with e-commerce updates. As a result, customers can expect snappy responses when shopping and ordering Levolor products, which come in more than 100 billion different combinations; and retailers can stay informed of promotions and conduct business efficiently through the Levolor dealer portal.

    Challenge

    Shaklee’s largely Java-based development environment lacked the flexibility, scalability and cost-efficiency required to sustain profitable business growth in rapidly changing global markets. The IT department sought an open-source technology platform robust enough to support its developer community and thousands of distributor web stores it manages across multiple languages and geographies. To be successful, the company’s ecommerce systems also needed to stand up to heavy online traffic during mass market promotions and media exposure. At the same time, IT faced tough goals to reduce development costs and accelerate time-to-market with ongoing enhancements to its ecommerce systems.

    Solution

    Shaklee adopted PHP for all of its web assets, choosing Zend Framework and Zend Studio for its development environment, and Zend Server for its enterprise production environment. The IT department migrated the Shaklee.com corporate website, the Shaklee.net member portal and distributor’s web stores to PHP and turned off their legacy Java application servers.
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    Value Drug Mart Associates, Ltd.
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    Challenge

    Value Drug Mart anticipated that growth of its associated network of stores would soon outpace its distribution center’s ability to support those stores unless it could standardize and automate certain B2B processes on the Web.

    Solution

    The IT group at Value Drug Mart chose PHP for its superiority and ubiquity as a Web application development platform, and Zend because of its technology and commitment as the leading PHP solution provider. By implementing Zend Server for IBM i, Value Drug Mart automated the monitoring, troubleshooting and optimization of its Web-based B2B applications to quickly scale up and effectively support more than 300 pharmacies and convenience stores.

    Challenge

    Basic Research wanted to transform its Web assets to build brand awareness, educate consumers, and drive sales online and into major retail outlets. The IT organization adopted PHP-based Magento for e-commerce, and wanted to standardize on a platform for PHP Web application development that would support customization, optimization and scale-up of Magento across their various Web sites.

    Solution

    Basic Research chose Zend PHP for its flexibility and completeness as a Web application platform from pilot through production. The company adopted Zend’s integrated solution, Zend Studio IDE and Zend Server, for development, monitoring, optimization, scale-up and troubleshooting. With Zend, Basic Research improved its Magento-based e-commerce systems.

    Challenge

    Deliver thousands of online offers from leading brands, requiring that products be categorized, verified, rated and updated daily. Enable customers to personalize their shopping to watch specific offers, categories and stores, and receive updates when offers are added or changed. Create a true Web 2.0 environment that requires reliable high-performance technology and solid IT best practices to support this level of customization, collaboration and interactivity.

    Solution

    Offers.com chose Zend Framework, the Zend Studio IDE and the Zend Server Web Application Server for a complete, tested PHP stack to support the full application life cycle for its e-commerce Web assets.
    Zend was chosen for its ability to streamline application development and management, reduce time to market and meet business objectives for availability and performance.

    Challenge

    • Improve page loads and other performance metrics for large customers
    • Offload burden of maintaining legacy Perl code
    • Migrate to professional-grade object-oriented language (PHP 5)
    • Support global business growth with localization
    • Boost application availability through proactive monitoring and diagnostics

    Solution

    Zend Studio PHP IDE and Zend Server Web Application Serve.
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    MCS Real Estate & Facility Management
    http://www.mcs.be
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    Challenge

    • Ensure consistent application availability and performance
    • Improve time-to-market
    • Meet SLAs consistently
    • Increase productivity in application development and deployment

    Solution

    MCS implemented the full Zend PHP stack, using Zend Framework to provide central application components, and the Zend Studio integrated development environment(IDE) for feature development. The company chose Zend Server Web Application Server for faster and smoother installations of its software technology stack and to achieve more reliability and robustness in daily operations.
    Zend Server helped MCS reduce time-to-market, meet SLAs consistently, and resolve or eliminate performance issues more efficiently. MCS also embedded Zend Server in its new myMCS WebPortal Server to extend key performance advantages to customers.
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    Varien and the Magento eCommerce Platform
    http://magentocommerce.com
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    Challenge

    Magento™, is an open-source eCommerce platform developed using PHP 5. Created by Varien™, Magento has been adopted by thousands of users and is implemented by Websites processing over 10,000 orders/day using multiple servers and cluster architectures.

    Originally, Varien used their own homegrown framework. Although workable, this solution presented inherent challenges:

    • Training new developers in their in-house framework proved costly and time-consuming.
    • Supporting an in-house framework without the wisdom of an open-source community was difficult.
    • Hiring talent to use in-house framework was challenging - not a ‘career-builder’.

    Solution

    The Magento project chose the industry standard Zend Framework to provide them with a simple, object-oriented, and flexible solution that encompasses best practices and agile & testing methodologies resulting in rapid development of enterprise-grade Web applications.

    Widespread community support for Zend Framework gives Magento contributors and users an open source framework with a wealth of documentation and momentum behind it.

    Zend Framework licensing protects the entire ecosystem of products built on the Magento code base, allowing end-user clients and customers to build, extend, and deploy unlimited applications without concern for intellectual property issues.

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    Carlo Gavazzi Automation

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    Challenge:

    Carlo Gavazzi Automation (“Gavazzi”) is a global electronics group focused on the design, manufacturing and marketing of electronic equipment for industrial automation and information processing. Gavazzi relies on a centralized IT department, the heart of which is based on IBM Power Systems running the i operating system. Growing business requirements that demand a Web infrastructure have led Gavazzi to search for a solution that will help them Web-enable their existing enterprise 5250 applications while continuing to enjoy the application's code as the backbone of business methodology.

    Solution:

    Gavazzi chose PHP to modernize their existing 5250 applications. Implementing PHP to Web-enable these applications improves both their response time and information consistency. Zend Solutions for IBM i offer Gavazzi reliable and readily-available PHP tools to integrate seamlessly with the many i applications that underpin their business operations. By integrating PHP and Zend Solutions for IBM i, Gavazzi Automation is able to leverage existing i application business methodologies, while reducing application development time and offering a user-friendly modernized Web interface.
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    Fox Interactive Media - IGN Entertainment division
    http://www.ign.com/
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    Challenge:

    IGN Entertainment is a leading media company and division of Fox Interactive Media. IGN Entertainment's team at IGN community sites manages over 50 different community-based sites and has built an entirely new platform based on Zend Framework.Build a long-term platform using best practices and design patterns to enhance applications & performance for the IGN community sites network.

    Solution:

    The IGN community sites team chose Zend Framework mainly for its modern, pick-and-choose style. They have built extensively upon it, extending and leveraging the work accomplished in the open-source Zend Framework community and they now plan on leveraging their new platform to build and manage a large number of new community-based sites for IGN Entertainment.
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    Laboratoires de recherches et de développement IBM

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    Le défi

    QEDWiki est un framework wiki unique car il offre un canevas unique aux utilisateurs et aux développeurs web pour l’hébergement et le développement d’une large gamme d’applications Web 2.0.

    La solution

    Après avoir étudié de nombreuses autres solutions, IBM a sélectionné le Zend Framework comme un des composants clés pour la construction de QEDWiki. « Le framework correspondait parfaitement aux domaines qu’il nous fallait » commente Nickolas. Plus précisement, il a permis à l’équipe de réaliser plusieurs objectifs du projet.

    Le défi

    En 2005, Right Media a lancé Right Media Exchange, dans lequel les publicitaires et les éditeurs peuvent acheter et vendre les emplacements publicitaires en ligne par enchères en temps réel. Il fallait une application sûre et pratique pour les 19 000 clients de Right Media afin qu’ils puissent interagir avec l’Exchange pour poster les publicités, créer les inventaires, acheter et vendre par enchères, surveiller les résultats, etc. Dans un premier temps, Right Media a fourni une application basée sur Windows pour réaliser ces tâches, mais cette solution n’était pas fonctionnelle.

    La solution

    Le Zend Framework et PHP ont aidé Right Media à développer une application web riche, conviviale, facile à utiliser pour leurs clients et qui a résolu tous ces problèmes.

    Le défi

    Depuis 2001, Varien crée des solutions e-commerce pour des clients importants depuis plus de la moitié de l’existence de l’e-commerce sur le web. Varien possède son propre framework, développé en interne et utilisait une solution qui était fonctionnelle mais pas optimale. « Nous sommes contents de notre framework, mais les coûts de formation de nouveaux développeurs sur notre framework le rendait peu rentable. Il nous fallait un framework professionnel avec un support qui continuerait à évoluer en dehors de notre société et avec une forte communauté de développeurs connaissant bien le code. » déclare Yoav Kutner, CTO chez Varien.

    La solution

    Varien a décidé d’utiliser PHP 5, aux normes de l’industrie, avec le nouveau Zend Framework open source, pour obtenir une solution flexible, orientée-objet et d’une simplicité extrême, englobant les meilleures pratiques, les méthodologies de test agiles et qui permettrait le développement rapide d’applications web stratégiques.

    Le Défi

    La division Foundstone de MacAfee en Californie du sud se concentre sur la gestion de la vulnérabilité des réseaux utilisant PHP. Pour un système d'une telle complexité où PHP joue un rôle critique, il est absolument nécessaire pour McAffee d'avoir d'excellents développeurs PHP. Lors du recrutement de programmeurs PHP pour son équipe, Plush, le développeur senior de Foudstone, se rendit compte que les compétences techniques étaient souvent insuffisantes. Plush et son équipe avaient besoin de programmeurs techniquement opérationnels immédiatement.

    La Solution

    La solution : les ingénieurs certifiés Zend. Plush se rend compte qu'un développeur certifié Zend/PHP a une connaissance approfondie de PHP. "Quand je vois que quelqu'un a une certification Zend, je sais immédiatement que cette personne est sérieuse. Avec la certification Zend, cela prouve que vos compétences PHP ont été vérifiées par quelqu'un d'autre, et on peut aborder d'autres questions."

    Le Défi

    Ibuilding est un fournisseur de Content Management Systems (CMS), d'intégration back-office et d'applications Web basé à Vlissingen, Hollande. Le développement logiciel en PHP est l'un des domaines d'expertise de Ibuildings. Avoir des employés qualifiés avec une expertise PHP est d'une importance capitale.

    La Solution

    Les recruteurs Ibuilding insistent sur la certification PHP Zend pour tous leurs développeurs PHP. Durant le processus de recrutement, la certification PHP Zend est le meilleur outil pour identifier les experts en PHP. Ibuiliding considère la certification PHP Zend comme une étape importante dans le positionnement de PHP comme une plateforme de développement sérieuse. Afin de satisfaire la forte demande en développeurs PHP qualifiés, Zend a rassemblé un groupe d'experts PHP reconnus en collaboration avec le Comité Consultatif de Formation PHP à l'automne 2004 pour établir le programme de certification.