IBM is shipping Zend Server with V7.1. For you, that means enhancements in configuration, performance, code-tracing, and more.
Written by Jeff Olen
If you've been keeping up with the evolution of PHP on the IBM i, you may have heard rumors about a new PHP server from Zend. If you've really been staying current, you may have already downloaded and installed a beta version (I did!). If not, you're in for a real treat. Included with release 7.1 of IBM i is the new Zend Server 5 for IBM i. This updated product has many advantages over Zend Core and Platform, not the least of which is the fact that Zend has taken two licensed products and combined them into a single licensed product. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
From Geographic Mirroring to LUN-level switching to FlashCopy, there's lots of new stuff to be excited about.
Written by Jenny Dervin
IBM PowerHA for i was announced as a new product in 6.1, and customer implementations have been rapidly growing. We expect that trend to continue with the major enhancements provided in the 7.1 release. For starters, it has now graduated to a longer name: IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i. PowerHA is the family name, and SystemMirror is the specific name for the IBM i high availability (HA) product.
The newest version of CL offers enhancements in recovery, productivity, capacity, and serviceability.
Written by Bruce Vining
With all of the wonderful enhancements to Control Language (CL) in V5R3 (multiple files, DOxxx loops, SELECT, etc.), V5R4 (subroutines, structures, pointers, etc.), and V6R1 (CLOSE, INCLUDE, DCLPRCOPT enhancements, etc.), you may have wondered what IBM would deliver for CL in the IBM i 7.1 release. Well, it turns out that 7.1 certainly does have some great new features for the CL developer.