Zend and Oracle announce tighter integration

This morning, our long time partner Zend issued a press release announcing how we are working together to make PHP/Zend Server more integrated with Oracle Enterprise Linux.

Zend Server is a complete, Oracle-enabled, enterprise-ready Web appication Server for running and managing PHP applications that require a high level of reliability, performance and security. Connectivity to Oracle databases is delivered out of the box. We have a long history of working with Zend and the PHP community to ensure that the latest and greatest Oracle features are available in the PHP database connectivity libraries.

This is a first step to making it easy for our customers and users to quickly deploy the Zend software stack without having to go to various websites, download various packages and install them. Oracle's Linux OS Support customers make use of the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) to download updates and packages for their Oracle Enterprise Linux installs and can simply run an OS command to do so. (up2date ). When the OS is installed correctly and configured to connect to our update server, it automatically resolves dependencies on other components that are needed and the admin no longer has to log onto websites to download software or find out which other packages are needed and so on.

We now host an rpm package on the ULN servers called zend-server-repo which updates the Linux OS install to also look at the software repositories hosted by Zend. When a user wants to install Zend Server, just a simple command will install the zend-server product directly. There is more information here.

For those people that downloaded Oracle Enterprise Linux (free download for everyone including non-customers here) and use the public yum repository (freely available without registration here) , we have uploaded the rpm there as well.

So now we made it a lot easier for anyone using OEL to get going with Zend Server from Zend. We are looking forward to doing more integration work with Zend.

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Wim Coekaerts is the Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering for Oracle. He is responsible for Oracle's complete desktop to data center virtualization product line and the Oracle Linux support program.

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