Zend and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership to Transform PHP Developers Productivity with Z-Ray

By CIOReview | Thursday, June 18, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Zend, a software and services provider for business-critical applications in PHP, and Microsoft have announced a strategic partnership to provide productivity enhancements for PHP developers within Microsoft managed cloud services. The newly announced Z-Ray app performance tool will be soon integrated with Microsoft Azure.

Zend Z-Ray for Azure is a PHP productivity technology that will be integrated with Microsoft Azure App Service. Z-Ray’s dashboard provides a deep insight to the developers into any PHP application, without changing their workflow. Developers get visibility into code and application performance with critical information on the PHP language, PHP frameworks used, PHP based applications including Magento, WordPress and Drupal.

The integration of Z-Ray with Azure App Services delivers out-of-the-box experience with Z-Ray Live technology that allows developers to access with ease. It features pluggable architecture that is easy to customize and extend Z-Ray to any framework or application.

“We are focused on delivering the best developer experience in the cloud for PHP developers as well as anyone who builds apps using Java, .NET, node.js, Python, and other popular open source frameworks,” said Bill Staples, Corp. Vice President, App Service, Microsoft Azure. “Z-Ray is a key addition to our App Service offering and our work with Zend also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the open source community."