RightScale and Zend have announced a new open platform as a service solution for PHP developers.
jointly developed a solution for deploying and managing
PHP applications with high availability, elasticity and portability in the
which focuses on cloud-computing management, and Zend, the PHP company,
announced their new RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack, which provides a preconfigured
open PAAS (platform as a service) architecture for faster cloud on-boarding while
maintaining the ability to customize and control the cloud environment.
Zend PHP Solution Pack combines the RightScale Cloud Management Platform with
the Zend PHP architecture
powered by Zend
, delivering a production-ready solution for instantly
provisioning a preconfigured, clustered PHP environment that scales dynamically
while ensuring high availability. Now enterprises can take advantage of a
pre-configured, three-tier HA (high-availability) architecture for a faster
on-ramp to cloud deployment while retaining full control of the architecture
and freedom to choose among a variety of target cloud resource pools.
Zend PHP Solution Pack comes bundled with RightScale premium on-boarding-a
step-by-step path to deploying on the cloud-which helps customers get started
quickly while following best practices developed jointly by RightScale and
partnership with RightScale, we enable customers to take full advantage of the
cloud," Andi Gutmans, CEO and co-founder of Zend, said in a statement. "With
the new solution, customers can benefit from the agility and elasticity offered
by the cloud, while using Zend's proven, enterprise-grade PHP runtime
environment in production."
PHP's ubiquity on the Web, it wasn't a question of if it embraced the cloud,
but when," Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst with RedMonk, said in a
statement. "With the recently announced RightScale/Zend partnership, the two
companies are offering PHP users the best of both worlds, with the time to
market of platform as a service and the flexibility of infrastructure as a service."
Zend PHP Solution Pack features the preconfigured Zend PHP architecture to
speed time to market; auto-scaling based on system and application load
metrics, supported by load balancing; PHP session clustering for high
availability; redundant database with failover and recovery; system, server and
application-level monitoring, alerting and diagnostics; and cloud portability.
said the RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack is a natural evolution in the
partnership between RightScale and Zend that began with the RightScale Development and Test Solution Pack
introduced in 2010. The Development and Test Solution Pack allows developers
and testers to provision a complete, pre-integrated Zend PHP environment
through RightScale's self-service portal, streamlining application development
and testing processes, the companies said.
popularity of PHP is clear, with one-third of the Web running PHP and PHP being
used by enterprises like GE, NYSE Euronext, AT&T and Bank of America
as well as social networks such as Facebook and Yahoo," said Michael Crandell,
CEO of RightScale. "At RightScale, more than 35 percent of our customers
are running PHP, so we believe this latest solution pack from RightScale and
Zend addresses a timely and important need."