PHP company Zend announced that it’s delivering its PHP application platform as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) advanced cloud service through the AWS Marketplace. This, the company says, will empower app developers to develop better apps fastel, deploy them continuously, and scale them indefinitely.
“Today’s businesses must deliver quality applications efficiently and effectively to innovate and succeed, and much of that developer innovation is taking place in the cloud,” said Zend CEO Andi Gutmans. ‘The Zend on AWS is a game-changer, making PHP developers successful in the very place where disruptive innovation is happening – the cloud. Our work with Amazon creates a cloud and mobile-friendly developer ecosystem that gives these developers the ammunition they need to create the quality, forward-looking applications businesses require to survive and thrive.”
“We are excited to have Zend Server 7 on AWS Marketplace, allowing 1-Click access to an important integrated PHP application platform for developers,” said Terry Hanold, Vice President, Cloud Commerce for Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Zend Server 7 on AWS Marketplace offers developers even more tools to build quality, scalable applications quickly on the AWS Cloud.”
“We’ve bet our business on AWS – their cloud platform is the very definition of ‘Business Critical’ for us,” says Bryan “BJ” Hoffpauir, Chief Architect of Comit Developers. “Zend’s best of breed technologies and world-class business development teams offer Comit the ability to manage our customer’s web sites far more efficiently and deliver an exceptional customer experience. With Zend Server 7’s latest features, like Z-Ray, work that used to take our engineering teams hours to accomplish can now be completed in minutes.”
Each edition of Zend Server 7 on AWS Marketplace is available for free for 30 days, though AWS usage fees still apply. Then, Developer Edition on AWS is $0.03/hr for AMIs up to m1.medium instance types. Pricing for Professional and Enterprise Editions start at $0.04/hr and $0.06/hr respectively.
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