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TOKYO, Japan – April 6, 2006 – Turbolinux, Inc., a global leader of Linux-based solutions and Zend Technologies Ltd., the world’s leading PHP technology and service provider, today announced the signing of an exclusive agreement to further deployment of PHP on Linux solutions in the Asian market. The partnership between Turbolinux and Zend marks the first time that Zend Technologies has contracted for an exclusive alliance in Asia; one that includes the rapidly growing markets of China and India.
Under the terms of the contract negotiations concluded on April 1, 2006, Turbolinux will serve as the exclusive distributor for Zend applications in Japan, and will also participate in a distribution partnership in China and India.
“Zend Technologies is a pioneer of PHP, the popular web scripting language that has been deployed on more than twenty-two million websites to date,” said Koichi Yano, president and CEO of Turbolinux, Inc. “Through this partnership, Turbolinux will further leverage its position as an innovative IT leader by facilitating the use of best-of-breed PHP platform and products and expanding the open source market in Japan, China and India.”
Offered to users free of charge, the PHP Hypertext Preprocessor is a programming language primarily used for developing web-based software applications. Included in most Linux computing platforms, including Turbolinux, PHP continues to gain momentum in open source communities. Additionally, Zend Technologies provides commercial products for development and operation of professional PHP applications, as well as consulting and education services to help companies be successful with their PHP initiatives.
This synergistic collaboration will be of strategic value to the open source community in Asia. Turbolinux’s expert sales and distribution channels provide several value-added services to existing PHP customers. Additionally, Turbolinux will serve as a Zend product vendor for customers not currently utilizing the Turbolinux OS. Regardless of the OS deployed, Turbolinux and Zend Japan intend to maximize the advantages of both companies in the Asian open source environment.
“The growing momentum for PHP in Japan, China and India is evidenced daily by the increasing amount of sales and service opportunities for Zend in the region,” said Doron Gerstel, CEO and President of Zend Technologies. “The partnership with Turbolinux accelerates our ability to service customers professionally and to help the adoption of PHP as the corporate standard for modern web application development.”
About Turbolinux, Inc.
Turbolinux develops and sells the leading Linux OS for distribution in Asia-Pacific. The operating system is optimized to run on a wide range of hardware platforms, including Intel-based servers and IBM mainframes. Turbolinux, with headquarters in Japan, plays a major role in developing Linux systems for the Japanese market, including Japanese and Chinese language "double-byte" text support. More than half of Turbolinux's staff is dedicated to Linux engineering development and support, providing expert support and custom application development services that go beyond Japanese localization issues. Turbolinux works extensively with standards bodies and partners to ensure certification and software compatibility in all business environments. For more information, visit www.turbolinux.com.
About Zend Technologies Ltd.
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 websites 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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