Zend Technologies Works With Intel to Provide PHP Open-Source Scripting Language for Intel(R) Itanium(TM) Processor
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 catalog. 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 http://www.zend.com. NOTE: Itanium is a trademark and Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. JulieBrown Bairey & Bedford Public Relations, LLC 619-698-0786 firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Jagielski Zend Technologies 410-420-0140 email@example.com
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