Zend Technologies Works With Intel to Provide PHP Open-Source Scripting Language for Intel(R) Itanium(TM) Processor

Jan 16, 2001, 00:00 ET from Zend Technologies

    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
 next week."
     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.
     About PHP
     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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     Jim Jagielski
     Zend Technologies

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