BALTIMORE, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Zend Technologies, a leader in PHP
(PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) technology, today announced that it will provide
its expertise in PHP for use with the Intel(R) Itanium(TM) architecture. As
part of this working relationship, Zend will provide developers with a custom
PHP solution for optimum performance on Intel's forthcoming Itanium processor.
"From its inception, Zend has devoted substantial resources to improving
and promoting PHP and sharing its know-how with the open-source PHP community.
Intel has recognized PHP as a key development technology and has approached us
to provide a PHP custom solution for the Itanium architecture," said Zend
Technologies CEO and President Doron Gerstel. "This is a reflection of PHP's
stability, popularity and viability as an enterprise-level Web scripting
language. We will further promote PHP via commercial offerings being announced
PHP is used to create dynamic Web applications, which interact with the
user so that each user visiting the page sees customized information. This is
critical for the success of large, complex e-Commerce sites, and has caused
PHP's popularity to skyrocket since its creation in 1994. PHP's intuitive
interface and elegant design makes it significantly easier to rapidly develop,
maintain and update scripts than in other more complex languages. By
optimizing PHP support for the Itanium architecture, Zend and Intel are
significantly extending the role of PHP as an enterprise-level Web scripting
language and are providing developers with the ability to quickly and easily
create dynamic, complex Web applications that address the increasing demands
of today's e-Businesses.
"Intel is committed to helping Itanium-based application developers by
helping provide enterprise-level technologies that enable developers to
quickly and easily create dynamic applications needed for e-Business," said
Peter Wolochow, Director of Platform and Technology Enabling Group at Intel.
"We look forward to the working relationship with Zend and have invited them
to become a part of the Intel(R) Developer Solutions Catalog for 2001."
Intel's Developer Solutions Catalog, the second in a series, is distributed
worldwide to developers looking for tools and applications in one convenient
The Itanium processor is the first in the Itanium architecture family from
Intel and complements the company's existing processor families with new
features for high-end scalability, reliability, and availability. The Itanium
processor extends Intel's reach into the highest levels of computing to enable
powerful servers and high-performance workstations to address the increasing
demands that the Internet economy places on e-Businesses.
PHP is an open-source server-side scripting language (freely downloadable
from php.net and zend.com) that offers a simple and universal solution for
easy-to-program dynamic Web pages -- pages that interact with the user, so
that each user visiting the page sees customized information. Dynamic Web
applications are prevalent in e-commerce sites where the content displayed is
generated from information accessed in a database or other external source.
PHP runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, Microsoft Windows,
and Sun Solaris. It works with the Apache, Microsoft IIS and other Web servers
and offers excellent connectivity to Oracle, MySQL, and other common
databases. PHP is currently installed on more than 5 million domains on the
Web and is found on more than 35 percent of Apache Web servers, the most
commonly used Web server on the Internet.
About Zend Technologies
Zend Technologies develops and markets Internet infrastructure software
programs for PHP. Zend promotes the use of PHP as a freeware, open-source
scripting language through its zend.com Web site and through developing
PHP-based commercial solutions and value-added services for Web site and
applications development. More information about Zend is available at
NOTE: Itanium is a trademark and Intel is a registered trademark of Intel
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SOURCE Zend Technologies