ActiveState Releases Version 1.0 of Its Cloud Foundry Based Private PaaS
This week ActiveState announce version 1.0 of its private platform-as-a-service Stackato. Stackato is based on the open source Cloud Foundry platform and supports multiple programming languages such as Perl, Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, Node.js, Erlang, Scala and Clojure, plus several frameworks and databases.
ActiveState has been busily building out Stackato in recent months, adding features such as support for OpenStack, XenServer and HP Cloud Services. It can be deployed both on premise, or on a number of public infrastructure-as-a-service providers, including Amazon Web Services.
New Relic and PagerDuty Form New Partnership
This week application performance and server monitoring service New Relic announced a partnership with PagerDuty. PagerDuty allows you to route alerts from systems like New Relic, Zenoss and more to a series of individuals based on a pre-determined scheduled (you can read more about PagerDuty in our dossier on the company).
Zend Announces Support for PHP 5.4 on All Products
Zend Technologies, the company founded by core PHP contributors Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski, announced support for the recently released PHP 5.4 in all of the company’s products, including Zend Studio, Zend Server, Zend Framework and the relatively new PHP platform-as-a-service Zend Developer Cloud.
Some of the new features of PHP 5.4, according to Zend’s announcement, are:
- Better density by accommodating up to 40% more concurrent users on the same server or cloud
- Out-of-the-box multibyte support for Asian languages without having to recompile PHP
Significant enhancements in PHP syntax promote higher quality code and increased developer
- New language features enable easier implementation of modern design patterns in Web
frameworks and applicationsPerformance improvements throughout the PHP runtime.
- Many additional improvements such as enhanced JSON support, a built-in Web Server for dev/test
purposes, security improvements, and better file upload support.
Zend also released a new beta of Zend Framework 2.