Rogue Wave Releases Zend Server 9 for PHP 7

Rogue Wave Software announces Zend Server 9, the first application server that supports PHP 7. Revolutionizing web development and deployment speeds, developers are anxious to experience the massive performance gains, and now Zend Server will help simplify the process.

“As web environments are moving to PHP 7, we're seeing more and more evidence that the promise of 2X performance is being realized, big time,” said Zeev Suraski, co-founder of Zend and CTO at Rogue Wave. “To be honest, I can't recall anything similar in the software space. Being able to halve your hardware after a mostly painless software upgrade – I don't remember anything quite like that ever.”

Zend Server 9 takes advantage of the benefits of PHP 7. Early adopters are developing and deploying faster, reducing downtime, optimizing scale, as well as having the ability to trace down and solve production issues easily and quickly. Organizations will be able to take advantage of the benefits Zend Server 9 offers both on-premises and in the cloud. Our cloud offerings allow Zend Server 9 users to take advantage of affordable pricing, blazing performance, elasticity, and built-in application insight.

In addition, the new version of Zend Server offers code tracing and black box recording, making it an effortless process to perform root-cause analysis. Code tracing trims down the cost of recovery from production problems by helping developers and DevOps effortlessly pinpoint root causes and fix them.

A key feature is Z-Ray, a developer toolkit within Zend Server 9, accelerating developer productivity by displaying all the under-the-hood details of a page request, across all the PHP scripts involved in building a page. Z-Ray is injected into the response coming from PHP applications and shown right in the browser being used for development. This allows developers to get vastly greater insight without changing their development workflow.

Rogue Wave also introduces Zend Server Professional Plus and Zend Server Enterprise Plus editions. With the Plus editions, customers get expert support for the open source stack underlying the Zend Server-hosted PHP application. Plus edition customers gain access to the Rogue Wave support team including CentOS, Apache, MySQL, and PHP experts.

"LAMP is one of the most popular software stacks in history, and powers enormous swaths of the internet," said Stephen O'Grady, Principal Analyst and Co-founder, RedMonk. "By extending support beyond the Zend product itself to the individual LAMP components, Rogue Wave intends to consolidate issues and make customers lives a lot simpler."

With an estimated 80 percent of the most popular websites running on PHP, the release of Zend Server 9 will make the internet a lot faster. Now with the correct tool, companies can successfully migrate to PHP 7 with ease and can experience performance and memory improvements. Both Badoo and Joomla 3.5 Open-Source CMS have encountered great improvements by migrating to PHP 7. Zend Server 9 will make the list of PHP 7 benefactors grow.

About Rogue Wave Software

Rogue Wave helps thousands of global enterprise customers tackle the hardest and most complex issues in building, connecting, and securing applications. Since 1989, our platforms, tools, components, and support have been used across financial services, technology, healthcare, government, entertainment, and manufacturing, to deliver value and reduce risk. From API management, web and mobile, embeddable analytics, static and dynamic analysis to open source support, we have the software essentials to innovate with confidence.

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