Zend Launches Worldwide Center of Excellence Program Program Supports Zend Partners, Addresses Growing Enterprise Demand for PHP Expertise

CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zend Technologies, the PHP Company, today announced the launch of its new Zend Center of Excellence (CoE) program, creating new opportunities for PHP solution developers to extend their global reach and competitiveness while meeting enterprise requirements to augment IT staff with PHP expertise.  Under the program, Zend Solution Partners that are equipped to develop and provide enterprise customers with innovative and productive applications using Zend software and PHP best practices will be eligible to earn a Zend CoE designation.  Zend marked the launch of this new program by naming OSSCube as its first Zend CoE, serving enterprise customers in the United States, the U.K. and India.

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The Zend Center of Excellence program reflects Zend's ongoing commitment to PHP community thought leadership and knowledge sharing for effective use of PHP open source and commercial software to solve application development challenges in the enterprise.  Zend CoE recognition will be given to Zend Solution Partners with a track record of successful projects and trained Zend Certified Engineers (ZCEs) on board with demonstrated skills and solution delivery capabilities around Zend software.  Zend Solution Partners can standardize on the software industry's leading PHP Web application framework and tools for on-premise and cloud computing environments through Zend's Unlimited Subscription, including Zend Server Web application server; Zend Studio IDE, the leading integrated development environment for PHP; and Zend Framework, the leading PHP application framework.  

"Zend Solution Partners are consistently breaking new ground with Zend PHP solutions in large-scale and business-critical implementations around the world," said Siddhartha Agarwal, VP, Americas & Emerging Markets Field Operations at Zend.  "They are developing, implementing and promoting software industry best practices for PHP application development, and answering our call for trusted enterprise partners ready to go to market with Zend."

"As a Zend Center of Excellence, we can deliver even higher value and ROI in our engagements by employing best-of-breed practices, tools and solutions for successful application development and management on the Zend PHP platform," said Lavanya Rastogi, President and Co-founder, OSSCube. "This program enables us to improve productivity, reduce post-sales support costs and improve customer satisfaction."  OSSCube is the first Zend CoE, and is also an authorized center in the U.K. for Zend training and certification programs.

About OSSCube

Headquartered in North Carolina with offices in the U.K. and India, OSSCube is a leading global Open Source software development company with expertise in outsourced product development. OSSCube provides solutions to businesses by leveraging the power of open source software, solutions and technologies.  Partnering with leading technology development companies such as Zend, EnterpriseDB, Acquia and SugarCRM, OSSCube provides innovative and effective solutions, with over a decade of experience, 200+ team members, and the proven ability to deliver solutions cost-effectively and on time.  Learn more at http://php.osscube.com.

About Zend

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications for on-premise and cloud computing environments.  PHP runs 35 percent of the world's Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic Web applications.  Deployed at more than 35,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products delivers a comprehensive solution supporting the entire application lifecycle.  Zend is headquartered in California with offices in France, Germany, Ireland, Israel and Italy.  Learn more at http://www.zend.com.

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