Kent Mitchell from Zend shares how to get a PHP runtime up in less than 10 seconds and manage it with RightScale.
Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications for Web, cloud and mobile computing environments. PHP runs 35 percent of the world’s Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic Web applications. Deployed at more than 35,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products delivers a comprehensive solution supporting the entire application lifecycle. Zend is headquartered in California with offices in France, Germany, Ireland, Israel and Italy.
The Zend PHP cloud application platform includes all the components required for successfully developing, running and scaling business-critical PHP applications in the cloud. With the Zend PHP cloud application platform, you will achieve:
- Streamlined development, testing and deployment processes
- Portability across different clouds
- Application performance and high availability
- Cost reduction through increased efficiency throughout the application lifecycle
The open source Zend Framework speeds up the development of cloud applications with components for accessing Amazon EC2 cloud services. It also enables you to write portable code using the SimpleCloud API.
Zend Server is an enterprise-ready PHP Web Application Server that comprises a supported PHP application stack as well as extensive application management capabilities that improve performance, reliability and scalability of cloud-based applications, including PHP configuration management, session clustering, PHP monitoring and problem diagnostics.
With Zend Studio you can take advantage of cloud technologies by running and debugging your PHP application on a remote server, ensuring you use an environment that is similar to that used in production.
The partnership between Zend and RightScale provides PHP professionals easy access to the Zend products within the RightScale platform in development, testing and production.
For development and test, Zend offers ServerTemplates as part of the RightScale Development and Test Solution Pack. Now developers and testers can easily and quickly provision a complete, pre-integrated Zend PHP environment using RightScale’s self-service portal. Developers may use Zend Studio to build their application, utilize Zend Framework components to access a variety of Cloud services, and debug and test the application on a Zend Server instance running in the Cloud.
For production, the RightScale Zend PHP HA Solution Pack enables you to easily provision and manage a full-fledged, clustered PHP runtime environment in the cloud. Delivered by RightScale and Zend, this solution is ideal for companies who experience web site traffic surges or wish to achieve greater operational agility.
With the new solution, you can now provision a clustered environment in minutes, by using pre-configured RightScale ServerTemplates and Macros. Bundled with RightScale premium on-boarding – a step-by-step path to deploying on the cloud – customers can quickly get started while following best practices developed jointly by RightScale and Zend.
The RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack provides fault tolerance at both the infrastructure level and the application level. User sessions are always maintained on multiple servers.
The RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack is based on Zend Server, the enterprise-grade PHP stack, which is tested and maintained by Zend. This highly reliable stack offers optimal performance through multiple caching technologies, and includes the open source Zend Framework. Users of the RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack receive technical support for both the cloud management platform and the PHP stack, ensuring every problem is quickly addressed.