SOURCE: RightScale; Zend

RightScale; Zend

RightScale; Zend

April 19, 2011 12:00 ET

RightScale and Zend Deliver an Open Platform as a Service (PaaS) for PHP to Launch and Manage Business-Critical Web Applications in the Cloud

New RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack Automates Management of PHP Applications for Elasticity, High Availability and Portability

SANTA BARBARA, CA and CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, and Zend Technologies, the PHP Company, today announced a jointly-developed solution for deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications with high availability, elasticity and portability in the cloud. The new RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack provides a pre-configured open Platform as a Service (PaaS) architecture for faster cloud onboarding while maintaining the ability to customize and control the cloud environment.

The RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack combines the RightScale Cloud Management Platform with the Zend PHP architecture powered by Zend Server, making it the only production-ready solution to instantly provision a pre-configured, clustered PHP environment that scales dynamically while ensuring high availability. Now enterprises can take advantage of a pre-configured, 3-tier high availability (HA) 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. The RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack comes bundled with RightScale premium onboarding -- 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 Zend.

"Considering PHP's ubiquity on the web, it wasn't a question of if it embraced the cloud, but when," said Stephen O'Grady, Principal Analyst with RedMonk. "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 (PaaS) and the flexibility of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)."

RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack: Full Capabilities for Running Business-critical PHP Apps in the Cloud

  • Pre-configured Zend PHP architecture to speed time to market
  • Autoscaling 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
  • Cloud portability

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 last year. 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.

"Through our partnership with RightScale we enable customers to take full advantage of the cloud," said Andi Gutmans, CEO and co-founder of Zend. "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."

Web applications are increasingly deployed in the cloud to benefit from the elasticity, cost-savings and other efficiencies of cloud infrastructures. Many businesses are using the cloud to build entirely new business models or support massive marketing campaigns, as well as to support more traditional development, testing and production release of web applications.

"The 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. 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," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale.

View the Webinar: Introducing Pass in a Box: Scalable, Flexible Portable PHP in the Cloud on April 28 at 11:00 am PDT

For more information about the RightScale Zend PHP Solution Pack, please go to or call (866) 720-0208. For information on other RightScale Solution Packs, including the Social Gaming Solution Pack, Grid Solution Pack, and Development & Test Solution Pack, please go to

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 over 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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