Tuesday, June 04, 2013

IBM Bundles Zend Server to Deliver Self-Service Enterprise PHP Platform on IBM SmartCloud!

We are excited to announce that IBM has partnered with Zend to offer a self-service Enterprise PHP platform on IBM SmartCloud PaaS. This IBM offering will ensure that IBM customers have a single point of contact for their application delivery requirements. IBM’s customers will get the benefits of Zend’s solution and expertise in enabling enterprise PHP, coupled with IBM’s innovation and support around the cloud, as well as the joint innovation, integration and support that the partnership delivers.

Highlights of the PHP Platform include:

- IBM & Zend have built self-service, ready-to-go Enterprise PHP application environments. These deployments are auto-scaling and fault tolerant out of the box.

- IBM is being very aggressive in how they are pricing the offering. No doubt, IBM is serious about the cloud. They are innovating both on functionality and the overall business model in order to deliver a differentiated value-proposition.

- Zend Server’s DevOps & automation capabilities integrate deeply with IBM SmartCloud‘s automation capabilities. [See Zend Server DevOps Video for a short overview of Zend Server]

- Zend Server’s mobile gateway makes it incredibly simple for customers to build and deploy API-first architectures for mobile apps. These APIs can easily be deployed into IBM SmartCloud and leveraged by IBM Worklight.

- Zend Server’s Web and mobile monitoring capabilities make it easy for customers to tie application-specific metrics and monitoring data into their single pane-of-glass monitoring & management systems.

- Zend Server not only allows existing IBM customers to interoperate with their existing IBM assets, such as IBM DB2 and IBM WebSphere, but also has out-of-the-box option for Web-centric assets such as MongoDB, MySQL, social platforms and other technologies that are critical to meet the requirements of modern Web and mobile apps.

IBM & Zend have had a strong strategic partnership for many years. We have jointly enabled a broad set of IBM customers including Starbucks, DHL, Prada, and many others. These customers have been able to take full advantage of opportunities in Web and mobile, due to PHP and Zend’s ability to deliver faster, more iterative apps while retaining high quality.

We all recognize that enterprise development and operations teams are under extreme pressure to more effectively deliver value to their business owners. This is especially true in the age of mobility and cloud services, which is a big paradigm shift in how companies engage their target audiences. Also, business owners in this day and age are becoming increasingly opinionated with regards to the user experience they wish to drive. Businesspeople themselves are consumers of a broad set of engaging mobile applications and cloud services.

In this new era of engagement, PHP continues to shine in its ability to deliver value rapidly and at a high level of quality to Web and mobile users. PHP runs over 39 percent of the Web workload [Netcraft: PHP Grows & Grows]. Seventy-five percent of developers using dynamic languages for mobile apps are using PHP [Evans Data Survey: Mobile Development Survey 2012, v2]. Therefore, it makes a huge amount of sense for IBM, the leader in enterprise IT and Zend, the leader in PHP app development, to partner to deliver a great solution for the mobile-first Enterprise.

It has been a great pleasure to have worked with the IBM on building this out over the past year and a half. We are very much looking forward to supporting IBM in rolling this offering out into the market and winning over enterprise customers for this platform. We are also looking forward to partnering on further innovations from both IBM & Zend, some of which are already in the pipeline, in order to strengthen the solution for enterprise customers.

If your company has interest in exploring the IBM SmartCloud, feel free to contact me and I’ll route you to the right person or sign-up on the IBM Web site for a Free 60 day trial of IBM SmartCloud.

Happy PHP’ing!


  1. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvellous job.. ..... by OPS 571 Final Exam provider.

  2. Zend and IBM have combined to deliver Zend Server for IBM i (formerly known as AS400 or iSeries or System i5), a high quality enterprise-ready PHP runtime solution that provides IBM i businesses with a production quality solution for deployment and management of modern Web applications. For businesses who rely on IBM i, Zend Server for IBM i is the most productive and cost-effective solution to rapid Web enablement and the integration of Web Services supporting SOA.

    Php Training in Jaipur

  3. I am very gald to see your blog.I love your site! You will be in our prayers and thoughts! Nice and informative post on this topic thanks for sharing with us.I also provide this service Dedicated Servers Thank you.

  4. I am really thankful to the author of this post for making this lovely and informative article live here for us. We really appreciate ur effort.Keep up the good work.Web Development Company

  5. PHP is best and world popular programming language. Today all user want PHP web application development because it is easy to manage and so cheap also. It is fast to develop and user friendly also.

  6. I work for outsourcing software development company and, actually, we use different languages. But PHP is really the most comfortable to use and easy to understand language.

  7. I am very happy when read this blog post because blog post written in good manner and write on good topic. Thanks for sharing valuable information…....by MGT 521 Week 6 provider

  8. The information of this blog is really good.I know the major highlights of PHP platform from this blogs only.Its really interesting.
    Magento Website Developer Bangalore

  9. php web development,web design and development,web and mobile application development,cms development,web site maintenance


  10. A professional website design is definitely going to leave a better first impression for your visitors.It is very essential for any business.Website Design Companies Bangalore

  11. Its habitually good to discover the orgin of things... Blooger origin has been distributed through blogger actually a great growth,,
    by HomeworkHelp provider

  12. I am very happy when read this blog post because blog post written in good manner and write on good topic. Thanks for sharing valuable information.Magento Development Company India

  13. The article is good to read and worth sharing
    Hire Magento Developers

  14. Thank you so much for introducing me to such a great news!!!

    Magento Designing Company

  15. I am really excited when i reach your article. Thanks for sharing useful post. Website Design Bangalore

  16. Excellent post.I want to thank you for this informative read, I really appreciate sharing this great post...
    Stansted Airport Parking

  17. You blog post is just completely quality and informative. Many new facts and information which I have not heard about before. Keep sharing more blog posts.

    servidores ibm

  18. Tableau reporting
    SQIAR (http://www.sqiar.com/solutions/technology/tableau) is a leading Business Intelligence company.Sqiar Provide Services Like Tableau Software Which help the company to present Information in Meaningful form.Sqiar Provide services in UK And USA.

  19. thank you for your informative site...it is easy accessible.
    graphic designing companies in coimbatore

  20. this is nice blog..this is informative keep give the interesting article
    Metal Steel Planters

  21. php web development,web design and development,web and mobile application development,cms development,web site maintenance
    Enterprise application development

  22. Zend is the best development platform for business websites. Zend PHP provides better websites.
    Web Designing Companies in Bangalore | Web Development Company in Bangalore

  23. Interesting post we need professional to develop a web site.
    Online accounting software