Collaboration Includes Enhanced PHP RPMs and Support Services
Seiden Group is delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with Chubu System Co., Ltd. (CSC) that brings business-ready Community PHP for IBM i to organizations in Japan.
The joint service offering, known as CS^2, includes migration to Community PHP, access to an enhanced, tested repository of PHP RPMs, and responsive technical support.
Community PHP arrived in December 2019, when IBM and Perforce Software released it as the license-free replacement for Zend Server Basic, which reaches end-of-life in June 2021.
Since then, Seiden Group has helped many IBM i organizations with Community PHP implementations, special requirements, and support. In the course of this work, the team has enhanced numerous commonly used modules such as ibm_db2, SSH2, and LDAP—as well as several specialty modules—to work with Community PHP.
“CS^2 incorporates the only repository that guarantees DBCS compatibility. It’s also the only repository that provides the additional security of signed RPM packages.” – Yoshiki Ushida
“Our collaboration with CSC began with our enhancing ibm_db2 to support double byte character sets,” explains Alan Seiden. “From the beginning, CSC impressed us with their technical depth and their commitment to helping their customers achieve stable, responsive PHP environments.”
According to Yoshiki Ushida, Technical Architect at CSC, Seiden Group’s response times and technical expertise gave Chubu System confidence in recommending Community PHP to their clients.
“We quickly realized that Seiden Group was the right team to help us bring this amazing technology to Japan’s IBM i community,” says Ushida. “CS^2 incorporates the only repository that guarantees DBCS compatibility. It’s also the only repository that provides the additional security of signed RPM packages. Through this partnership, the number of secure, supported, DBCS-compatible packages available with CS^2 will continue to increase.”