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PHP Ready To Get High On Amazon Clouds

The newly arrived Zend Application Fabric is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering for PHP apps. Designed to entice PHP developers who want to run PHP apps on the AWS cloud in a pay-on-demand model, the Zend platform provides application monitoring and built-in diagnostics.

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Zend has attempted to give programmers a route to identifying and troubleshooting live production issues in a way that circumvents the need to try "guessing at root cause" and, as is sometimes the case, attempting to recreate production problems by conjecture.

Amazon VP Terry Hanold is on the record restating the above developments, and Zend CRO Andi Gutmans has stressed the Application Fabric's suitability to deploying fast, elastic, and dependable PHP applications. "AWS Marketplace makes it simple for our customers to access Zend on the AWS cloud and pay only for the infrastructure needed to run their applications. By providing customers with a single invoice for combined software and server capacity, businesses can operate more effectively than ever before."

Auto-scaling functions in the Application Fabric are designed to enable high levels of performance, even at times of variable and unpredictable demand. Now on AWS, users can scale their applications in Amazon's cloud environment using the firm's 1-Click deployment function, which enables users to "spin up" applications running on their own Amazon EC2 servers and scale up or down on demand.

Customers including Mediaspike, a provider of education leads to online colleges and universities, have already been using the new offering and report procedural demands for things that used to be a problem (like slow response times and expensive server investments) aren't even a factor anymore.

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