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Zend Technologies provides Zend Platform free for PHP Developers

Using Zend Platform, PHP Developers Can Get Their PHP Applications to Production Faster, with Better Performance and Less Downtime.

CUPERTINO, CA – May 31, 2006 – Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, today announced that it is offering a free developer’s version of Zend Platform, its PHP runtime optimization technology, to all buyers of Zend Studio Professional 5.2, the industry leading software development environment for PHP. Zend Platform enhances PHP deployments with real-time debugging, monitoring, configuration, performance management, clustering, and Java integration. The functionality of the developer’s version is identical to the production version of Zend Platform, enabling PHP developers to get their applications to deployment faster and reducing the frequency and severity of post-deployment problems in their PHP applications.

“For developers of web applications it is important to be able to test their applications as early as possible,” said Andi Gutmans, co-founder and vice president of technology at Zend Technologies. “With Zend Platform, developers can debug their applications, optimize performance and scalability and be confident that these applications will perform reliably when they go into production.”

Research shows that most PHP developers create their applications on Windows computers, while deploying the majority of those PHP applications on Unix and Linux systems. To support this usage model, Zend is releasing a developer version of Zend Platform for Windows as part of its Zend Studio Professional 5.2 announcement.

”Zend Platform is sold mostly to web administrators who operate business-critical web sites,” said Mark de Visser, chief marketing officer of Zend Technologies. “By making a developer’s version of Zend Platform widely available to PHP developers, it enables them to develop and stage their web applications under similar conditions as the final production environment, therefore improving coordination between developers and administrators.”

Pricing and Availability Info
Zend Studio Professional 5.2 is available for purchase at www.zend.com now. It is available for Linux, Windows and the Mac OS X. The price for Zend Studio Professional is $299 per developer workstation. As a special introductory offer, buyers will receive a 20% discount if they purchase before July 1, 2006.

About Zend Technologies, Inc.
Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. PHP is used by more than twenty-two million Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Deployed at more than 15,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.

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