Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

Zend Server 8 on Amazon Web Services – What’s New

The latest Zend Server 8 on Amazon Web Services Marketplace (8.0.1) introduces some exciting new features tailored for Amazon Web Services users. We received a lot of feedback from users over the past few months, and many of the new features are a direct result of this feedback. Please keep sending us anything you’ve got via all the available channels. We… Read more »

Technology Preview of the SimpleCloud API

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It’s been over six months since the initial code release of the
SimpleCloud API, and the code has come a long way since then: thanks to the
efforts of Stas, Wil, and our partners, we now have a solid, well-tested,
documented code base that shows off integration with Amazon, Windows Azure,
and Nirvanix.

Ibuildings talks about Gmagick, PHP and “the cloud”

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Yes, there, I invoked the ‘C’ word so now you are interested. I can hear the question that is racing through your mind at this point. “What could ‘the cloud’ – the latest technical term to be appropriated by marketing departments worldwide and thus rendered useless – have to do with image processing?”

Get Your Cloud on with Zend Server CE

With their promise of massive scalability and high availability, Amazon Web Services (AWS) are getting a lot of attention from PHP developers. In particular, EC2 can run fully optimized and configured PHP environments that can be used to test and deploy applications without the headaches of hardware provisioning and management.

But developers have been left with the chore of building and finely tuning these PHP images. No more! Zend has built a full-featured Zend Server CE Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that can be spun up and ready to do your bidding within minutes.

In this article, I’ll show how easy it is to find and launch this AMI.

PHP’s Forecast: Partly Cloudy

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You’ve probably heard about ‘the cloud’. It’s the latest buzzword circulating in Silicon Valley and beyond. In some ways, ‘cloud’ is a fitting name- everyone sees something different when they look at it. For example, offerings as dissimilar as force.com and Amazon’s MapReduce service have worked their way in to ‘the cloud’ moniker at some point. Even the cloud’s biggest advocates can’t agree on what ‘the cloud’ is. But in teasing the facts out of all the hype, you’ll find some services that could change how you write and deploy your PHP applications forever.