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Zend Announces General Availability of Zend Server Cluster Manager

Brings High Availability, Improved Scalability and Centralized Management to PHP Web Applications Running On-Premise or in the Cloud

CUPERTINO, Calif. –June 23, 2010 – Zend Technologies, the PHP Company, today announced general availability of Zend Server Cluster Manager, which extends the powerful benefits of the Zend Server Web application server across large-scale PHP deployments. Zend Server provides an enterprise-ready PHP stack that delivers performance optimization, application monitoring, problem diagnostics, job queuing and more. With Zend Server Cluster Manager, Web operations teams can centrally monitor and manage multiple Zend Server instances to ensure high availability and improved scalability of applications. Zend Server
Cluster Manager supports PHP applications running on-premise or in the Cloud.

“With Zend Server Cluster Manager, we’re responding to the needs of many of our customers who run large-scale PHP applications developed in-house or based on PHP projects such as Drupal, Magento, Joomla!, and SugarCRM,” said Eldad Maniv, Vice President of Products and Marketing at Zend.  “Now they can manage multiple servers effectively with a failover solution that’s easy to scale, and meet performance and availability SLAs to get the most from their PHP deployments.”

Zend Server Cluster Manager fully supports Cloud deployments, allowing IT managers to easily add or take down PHP servers, monitor multiple PHP servers running in the Cloud, isolate performance bottlenecks or errors with built-in code tracing capability, and ensure consistent PHP configuration across a large number of clustered servers.

Zend Server Cluster Manager Features
•    Session Clustering for high availability
•    Centralized Configuration Management for ensuring successful deployments, and streamlining application scale-up
•    Centralized Monitoring for detecting application errors, slowdowns or configuration drift in a multi-server environment
•    Simple setup and administration with an easy-to-use Web console

Zend and Oracle
“Oracle and Zend share an ongoing commitment to provide enterprises with a reliable and high-performance Linux and PHP stack," said Monica Kumar, senior director of Linux and Virtualization Product Marketing, Oracle.  “The scalability and high availability that Zend Server Cluster Manager offers can help Oracle Enterprise Linux, Oracle VM and Zend customers run and manage their high-traffic PHP Web applications more efficiently."

The new application management capabilities provided by Zend Server Cluster Manager allow IT organizations to safely move additional Web workload to PHP and realize the many benefits of using PHP, including cost efficiency, agility and staff productivity.

Zend Customers
"At Shaklee our ecommerce system must stand up to heavy online traffic characteristic of mass market promotions and media exposure. We operate more than a dozen servers using Zend Server and supporting over 20,000 Web stores and 750,000 distributors worldwide," said Chris Jones, Chief Technology Officer at Shaklee. "Zend Server Cluster Manager allows us to more easily scale our PHP applications when we run special promotions, and at the same time it helps us to spot slowdowns in any of our servers so we can respond quickly and fix the problem."  Shaklee is a leading global provider of premium-quality and eco-friendly products for natural nutrition, personal care and home care.

“Providing a failover solution for our PHP application is critical to our 5,000 independent retailers,” said Andreas Vogel, Head of Department New Media at ElectronicPartner GmbH. “Zend Server Cluster Manager will help us deliver the quality of service our customers have come to expect, while reducing our operational costs.”  ElectronicPartner is a European Federation of Buying Groups for consumer electronic products.


Zend Webinars, Product Information
Free Webinars: 

Unveiling Zend Server Cluster Manager. Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 9:00 a.m. PDT. Wednesday, June 30, 2:30 BST.
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Scalable High-Availability Session Storage with Zend Server Cluster Manager. July 7, 2010, 9:00 a.m. PDT.
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Product Features & Benefits:  Zend Server Cluster Manager 

The release of Zend Server Cluster Manager also marks the end-of-life for Zend Platform and Zend Core.

About Zend Technologies
Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. 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 30,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products delivers a comprehensive solution for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California.  Visit http://www.zend.com.
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