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Ultrastar Entertainment Re-Launches Web Infrastructure with Zend

UltraStar Clients Include Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Sting and Other Superstars

CUPERTINO, CA - May 17, 2005 - Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, and creator of products and services supporting the development, deployment and management of PHP-based applications, today announced that UltraStar Entertainment, a leading new media company has deployed Zend Platform on their production environment. UltraStar, whose clients include the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Sting and other superstar artists, is gearing up for the onslaught of traffic associated with new tour announcements by several of their key clients.

"As traffic across our infrastructure continues to reach record level, Zend Platform has proven to be a core element to our technical strategy," said Cory Cyr, CTO of UltraStar. "All of our programming is done in PHP, and the combination of Zend Platform's performance enhancements and the robustness of PHP ensure our sites remain available and responsive while offering the best user experience - a true testament to scalability."

Zend Platform

Zend Platform is the first integrated software platform that supports the reliability, scalability and interoperability requirements of business critical PHP applications. The product was developed based on direct feedback from hundreds of Zend customers currently using Zend products to develop and manage corporate applications. Zend Platform adds a wide range of new functionality that speeds time to production and improves end user satisfaction by increasing the overall performance of enterprise applications. The product delivers performance and reliability, along with comprehensive insight, run-time profiling, and performance monitoring, all at unmatched performance. Zend Platform is available for free evaluation at www.zend.com/platform

"Response time significantly improved across the web farm after the integration of Zend products, dramatically increasing the number of clients we can serve at any given time," said Greg Schiffman, UltraStar's system architect. "Zend Platform is our solution for production profiling, performance tuning and application scalability."

About UltraStar Entertainment

Since 1998, UltraStar has defined the Online Fan Club space by providing artists with comprehensive Fan Club Solutions including design, management, hosting and more. UltraStar delivers to paying members of these clubs the utmost in insider access, including newsletters, multimedia exclusives, ticket pre-sales and packages, merchandise and community features that give fans the tools to communicate with each other. UltraStar is focused on providing outstanding fan experiences, generating revenues for our artists, and enhancing the artist brand and reach in the marketplace. UltraStar's clients include David Bowie, Sting, the Rolling Stones, Destiny's Child, Tim McGraw and other superstar music artists. For more information visit www.ultrastar.com.

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. Zend and its founders are the architects of PHP, which is used by more than fifteen million Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Deployed at more than 8,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend, headquartered in Cupertino, California, is privately held and venture funded with investments from Azure, Index, Platinum, and Walden Israel. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.

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