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Zend Server 5.0 Streamlines PHP Web Development and Management for IBM i and Power

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It offers business-grade PHP, rapid response to problems, optimal application performance, built-in optimization, acceleration, and job queue, among other features.

Zend Technologies, the PHP Company, announced that Zend Server, an enterprise-ready solution for running and managing PHP applications, is available for the first time for the IBM i operating environment running on the IBM Power Systems platform. With Zend Server for IBM i, enterprises can now use modern PHP Web-based applications to leverage existing business logic and corporate databases efficiently and securely.

“PHP and Zend are a leading platform for rapid development of Web front-ends to RPG and COBOL applications,” said Ian Jarman, manager, Power Systems software at IBM. “The commitment of IBM and Zend to technology cooperation has led to a robust, fully supported solution that will help our customers to achieve the performance, reliability and security they have come to expect when running business-critical applications on IBM i."

Runtime and Management Features

  • Business-grade PHP–an up-to-date, fully tested, supported and documented PHP stack ensures high reliability and minimal risk
  • Rapid response to problems–application monitoring and diagnostics enable early problem detection and quick root cause analysis
  • Optimal application performance–built-in optimization, acceleration and job queue ensure high performance and low resource utilization
  • Leveraging the power of IBM i–a 5250 bridge and PHP toolkit make PHP applications easy to build and run on IBM i

Customer Experience

“We chose Zend Server for our IBM i platform to create a responsive front-end ordering application for our warehouse distribution system,” said Scott Campbell, programmer/analyst at Value Drug Mart of Canada. “This allowed us to provide convenient self-service to hundreds of customers who can now order online, track order fulfillment and request credits without tedious faxing. Automating this process reduces errors and frees up our support staff to focus on higher level tasks.”

Zend Server for IBM i is integrated with Zend Studio for IBM i and with Zend Framework to provide a complete solution for developing, debugging and running PHP applications on IBM i.

”Integration of Zend Server with Zend Studio means we can program, monitor and debug all in one place,” said Campbell. “We can spot and fix performance issues without unnecessary downtime and deliver tighter code in less time than before. Following this approach, we anticipate a marked improvement in the speed of our e-commerce sites.”

Since the IBM and Zend partnership began, tens of thousands of IBM i customers from around the globe have used the PHP language and Zend solutions in rolling out business-critical Web applications.

Zend Server Editions

Zend Server for IBM i combines into one product all the features that were previously offered separately in Zend Core for IBM i and Zend Platform for IBM i. It is available in two editions:

• Zend Server Community Edition for IBM i includes a complete and tested PHP stack, PHP toolkit and performance optimization tools plus the first year of Silver level support from Zend. This edition is integrated into all new distributions of the IBM i operating system, and it may also be downloaded for free from zend.com.

• Zend Server for IBM i is the commercial edition, which adds software updates and security patches as well as a 5250 bridge, integrated application monitoring, code tracing and problem diagnostics, full page caching and job queue functionality. The commercial edition is available with Gold and Platinum support, which provide up to 24x7 phone support.

Zend Server for IBM i surpasses Zend Core for IBM i and Zend Platform for IBM i to provide better performance and simpler management of the PHP environment. With the release of Zend Server for IBM i, both Zend Core for IBM i and Zend Platform for IBM i will enter an end-of-life process.

Product Information and Download

Zend Server for IBM i download: http://www.zend.com/products/server/downloads
Zend Server for IBM i information: http://www.zend.com/solutions/i
Zend Server for IBM i webinars: http://www.zend.com/resources/webinars/i5-os
IBM i for Power Systems: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/i/

About Zend Technologies

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. 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 30,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products deliver a comprehensive solution for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California.For more information, please visit http://www.zend.com or call 408-253-8800.

Zend is a partner to business for the rapid delivery of modern apps across mobile and cloud. It is the leading provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications in PHP, which runs more than one-third of the world’s Web sites. Zend’s industry-leading PHP solutions, including Zend Server and Zend Studio, are deployed at more than 40,000 companies worldwide, providing a comprehensive solution for the entire application lifecycle. Learn more at www.zend.com.

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