Compare Microsoft System Center vs. Zend PHP Engine

Microsoft System Center is ranked 13th in Application Infrastructure with 4 reviews while Zend PHP Engine is ranked 15th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews. Microsoft System Center is rated 8.0, while Zend PHP Engine is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft System Center writes "Easy to configure and provides Better visibility of our environment ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zend PHP Engine writes "Gives the flexibility to use external modules to easily expand functionalities". Microsoft System Center is most compared with Oracle SOA Suite, whereas Zend PHP Engine is most compared with Apache Web Server, WebLogic Suite and Microsoft .NET Framework. See our Microsoft System Center vs. Zend PHP Engine report.
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Pros
The availability performance matrix and the reporting capabilities are the solution's most valuable features.The features that I have found most valuable are the ease of configuration and the easy discovery of the environment.System Center helps to create the basis for ITIL alignment.Many processes could be implemented out-of-the-box, and this helped to adopt processes in areas which we lacked.Managment Packs for Microsoft-specific products, help us implement the best practices for each product.The detail in the alarms is great.

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The cache modules that Zend provides have been able to optimize and accelerate the loading of the pages when there was exponential growth in data volume and quantity of requests. At the same time, the monitoring console allowed us to have a real-time understanding of the resources and to make decisions when they were at the limit.Offers a complete environment to develop PHP applications. It is valuable because it allows you to have a complete stack (PHP, MySQL, Zend Server) enabling the building of a development environment, and to deploy to the production system.​Zend Engine is the core of PHP. It makes PHP fast, efficient, and basically, the language of choice for web applications.Zend Engine gives the flexibility to use external modules to easily expand the functionalities you need for your web project.The Zend Framework provides an easy, open source way to produce coding based on the needs of our customers.​Scaling up is an important factor for large projects, and with PHP 7 and its performance improvements, this becomes even easier.​We have not encountered issues with scalability as long as we effectively use caching to optimize performance of our web applications as well as a proper use of database connectivity.Faster web app implementation, when PHP dev is required by customers.

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The solution's dashboard needs improvement.They should have some customized solutions or internal development, then maybe it could be easier to use different solutions or some self-developed solution.The platform performance and responsiveness need improvement. It still demands high computing resources.Less server consumption would help, as would better, more flexible reports.

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The process of installing and configuring the product is a bit complex and could be improved.Although it offers a complete environment to develop and deploy PHP applications, it has some limitations. For example, when the volume of data increased exponentially, I had problems scaling the system.The main area that Zend needs to improve is to support asynchronous programming tasks, which is facilitated in PHP 7, but not at the same degree as HHVM.​​SQL queries have always been an issue with PHP, especially if you use large tables, which require caution from the side of the developer.​Integration of MVC with ORM tools for PHP is okay, but lacking a short list of decent ORM tools for PHP to choose from; there is ample room for improvement in both areas.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We maximized our license investment.

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No problem with pricing and licensing, as tools are open source. You have to consider training cost, mindset setup cost, as part of the TCO.

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Overview
System Center helps customers realize the benefits of the Microsoft Cloud Platform by delivering unified management. Experience fast time-to-value with out-of-the-box monitoring, provisioning, configuration, automation, protection and self-service.Zend Engine is a highly optimized execution engine. It allows modules such as debuggers, performance boosters and custom loaders to dynamically extend PHP for a broader range of functionality. Whenever you're using any plug-in module today, you're doing so thanks to the extensibility support of the Zend Engine. In addition, the Zend Engine provides memory and resource management, and other standard services for the PHP language.
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Kassen_rztliche Vereinigung Nordrhein, Magyar Telekom Nyrt., Adeka, QualCare, Aeriandi, UniCredit Bank d.d., Mostar, Allianz Australia Ltd., Grupo FamiliaCisco
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