SOURCE: RightScale; Zend

RightScale; Zend

RightScale; Zend

August 24, 2011 09:00 ET

Companies Select RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack for Fast Cloud Onboarding, On-Demand Scalability and High Availability

mediaspike, Dmedia Commerce, and Adopt the First Open PaaS for PHP Solution

SANTA BARBARA, CA and CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, and its partner Zend Technologies, the PHP Company, today announced customers that have chosen the RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack. The RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack is an Open Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, developed jointly to provide a pre-configured cloud platform for PHP application deployment and management that customers can run themselves. Leading companies including mediaspike, Dmedia Commerce, and have chosen the solution as a means to solve multiple problems related to rapid scaling, simplified deployment, and high availability of applications.

"Using dedicated hardware limited our lead generation efforts," said Michael Speicher, CEO of mediaspike, a leading provider of high quality education leads to online colleges and universities offering accredited degree programs. "With the RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack, we are shifting to a cloud-based server architecture that will allow us to replicate each virtual server just by pushing one button. The reference architecture and best practices playbook from RightScale and Zend allows us to scale servers quickly and with extra assurance they will run correctly."

By giving customers a pre-configured, tested and proven PHP PaaS architecture with automated scaling capabilities, RightScale and Zend provide much needed usage spike insurance. This capability proved key for both Dmedia Commerce, which distributes a range of highly innovative products through traditional retail channels and direct sales, and, which allows people to build a virtual personality by recording video responses to questions.

"Despite large monetary investments in architecture, we suffered application failures due to television promotions driving unpredictable and massive traffic to our E-Commerce site," said Emanuele Nocentini, system administrator at Dmedia Commerce. "We implemented the RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack to automate scalability and will also leverage the application portability enabled by RightScale and Zend ServerTemplates to replicate proven, tested architectures for use in promotions in other countries."

"RightScale will give us the ability to prepare for large-scale promotions and quickly accommodate new clients with additional capacity while integrating third party applications into our PHP PaaS architecture," said Steve Spurgat, CEO of

The RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack delivers an out-of-the-box, high availability (HA) architecture for faster cloud deployment with an open approach that lets users select from a variety of public cloud resource pools while maintaining granular control of their cloud architecture. Key features include:

  • Pre-configured Zend PHP architecture, powered by Zend Server, to accelerate time to market
  • Automatic scaling of application capacity across application, PHP and infrastructure layers based on system and application load metrics, supported by load balancing
  • PHP session clustering to ensure application high availability if any server in a cluster goes down
  • System, server and application-level monitoring, alerting and diagnostics to provide increased transparency and improved problem resolution
  • Cloud portability

"The immediate interest in this Solution Pack illustrates the need for a pre-designed and supported process to efficiently on-board customers to cloud based architectures while allowing for complete customization as they evolve their cloud deployments," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "Our Open PaaS offering with Zend makes it easier for customers to quickly deploy, scale and, most importantly, to trust that their PHP applications will be available regardless of changes in customer demand."

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About RightScale

RightScale is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated cloud management platform that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform is delivered as "software as a service" (SaaS) and is available in a range of editions. To date, thousands of deployments and more than two million servers have been launched on the RightScale platform for leading organizations such as PBS, Harvard University, Zynga and Sling Media. To learn more about RightScale, please go to

About Zend

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications for on-premise and cloud computing environments. PHP runs more than one-third of the world's Web sites and has become the most popular language for building dynamic Web applications. Deployed at more than 40,000 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. Visit, or follow

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