Zend Unveils New Product and Integration Offerings to Accelerate Development and Enhance DevOps Automation

Zend Showcases Latest Version of Developer-Centric Zend Server, New Continuous Delivery Patterns at ZendCon 2014

ZendCon 2014, Santa Clara, Calif. --- October 28, 2014 – Zend, the PHP Company, today announced new product and pattern offerings, including the latest version of Zend Server, equipping more companies with the agility, scale and reach necessary to deliver innovative, forward-looking applications. Zend Server 8 and Zend’s three new Continuous Delivery patterns arm developers with the debugging and automation tools to write and deliver quality code more quickly – from the beginning.

“Our latest Zend Server, with application-specific Z-Ray capabilities, ‘left-shifts’ your quality checkpoints to be earlier in the app development lifecycle,” said Andi Gutmans, CEO and Co-founder, Zend. “This quality focus is the first important step in the Continuous Delivery process, ensuring improved code, fewer production issues and better application quality in the end. Z-Ray is just one way Zend is committed to application delivery excellence. In fact, Zend is also announcing three new patterns that enable more companies to reap the agility and quality-related benefits of Continuous Delivery, turning the application delivery process into a competitive, strategic advantage.”

Zend Server 8 with New Z-Ray Capabilities

Zend is unveiling the developer-centric Zend Server 8, the company’s newest integrated application platform for mobile and web applications. This latest version includes new Z-Ray insight into several popular applications as well as introducing Z-Ray Live!, which broadens the scope and reach of Z-Ray to include mobile and web services API debugging. Z-Ray gives real-time, in-context visibility inside apps, showing exactly what happens to construct each page. The result:  Developers catch PHP code errors early, allowing them to inspect, debug and optimize their pages early in the development process, long before production.

Key Features and Benefits of Zend Server 8:

  • Z-Ray’s real-time vision inside PHP requests has been extended to include specific detailed data for several common applications and frameworks including Magento, WordPress,  Drupal, Zend Framework, Symfony, and IBM i.
  • Z-Ray’s extensibility API allows developers to add new functionality to Z-Ray, displaying the data they care about.
  • Z-Ray Live! provides the visibility of Z-Ray for requests coming from mobile and web services API calls, letting developers see into the server-side execution of mobile app requests.  
  • URL Insight identifies the worst-performing pages in an application and provides Z-Ray insight into the causes.
  • New platform support includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, PHP 5.6, and Linux running on IBM Power8.

“Z-Ray has proved to boost development productivity by providing developers immediate access to database queries, memory usage, request execution details and more. However, our customers told us they now needed to get this debugging info for their mobile applications,” said Zeev Suraski, CTO and Co-founder, Zend. “Z-Ray Live!’s new X-Ray vision offers ‘as-it-happens’ insight into each request coming from native mobile apps or via web services API calls. This real-time server-side error-catching and debugging helps developers stay one step ahead in the mobile app development process.”

Zend Server 8 will be generally available in December 2014.

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