Develop an Eclipse addin for management/monitoring/deploying
Implement an Eclipse RIA that simplifies deployment into your environment. Essentially a wrapper for your own server side code.
ie - develop an interface that wraps monitoring and eases FTP, SFTP, etc
Devs like something sexy :)
This would work well with AptanaStudio (based on Eclipse) which has similar functionality for their own cloud. What I would like in the deployment functionality would be:
1) rsync of changes to required directory
2) run any migration classes to update DB (in case of Symfony)
I suggest that OAuth should be used to authenticate the IDE environment.