Zend Recognized by AlwaysOn as Top 100 Private Company

Zend, Along with Box, Marketo, SugarCRM, Cloudera and Appcelerator, Awarded for Game-Changing Cloud Solutions

Cupertino, Calif., May 14, 2013 – Zend, the PHP Company, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Top 100 winners. Zend was recognized for its industry leadership, game-changing vision, and ability to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. 

Zend provides the world’s leading application platform for mobile and web applications built in PHP. Designed to help companies avoid the most common causes of application failure, Zend provides the infrastructure and processes that development teams need to build, deploy and sustain best-in-class applications for web, mobile and cloud environments. Using Zend Server, development and operations teams can work collaboratively, and achieve faster application release cycles. 

Zend helped establish the PHP language, which has changed the model for how web and mobile apps are created. Today PHP powers over 240 million applications and websites, accounts for 39% of the Web [1], and is among the most popular languages for corporate web development, sometimes referred to as “Internet English” [2].

Zend and the OnDemand Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnDemand event on May 20th, 2013, at Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto, CA. 

This two-day exclusive event treats attendees to a high-level debate and discourse on top trends and opportunities in the SaaS, cloud, on-demand, and mobile enterprise sectors.

“We are honored to be one of the innovative companies recognized by AlwaysOn,” said Zend CEO Andi Gutmans. “This award validates our success in providing the Zend Server application platform as an open cloud service, working with our partners that include Amazon Web Services, IBM, VMware, RightScale, Red Hat and others.”

“The world of the cloud is beginning to live up to its promise of expanding and enhancing almost every sector of the technology world. Public, private, and hybrid, the cloud infrastructure companies that can provide the most robust, always-on performance are the ones that are propelling us into a completely new digital age,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s OnDemand 100 winners represent the companies that are not only providing the space to develop daring, indispensible applications for a growing and increasingly mobile universe, they’re making sure that everyone has their information, data, media, and apps whenever and wherever they happen to be. The innovations these companies are developing goes beyond consumer, beyond business enterprise—it’s the future, in the palm of your hand, on your desktop, in your car. The on-demand paradigm is computing, and the Global Silicon Valley has never been more ready to take on its challenge.

The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. 

The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2013 list. Recipients were selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. 

A full list of all the OnDemand 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:


[1] NetCraft Survey. http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2013/01/31/php-just-grows-grows.html
[2] Venture Beat http://venturebeat.com/2012/09/21/treehouse-php/.

About Zend Technologies
Zend partners with businesses to rapidly deliver modern apps across mobile and cloud. Zend helped establish the PHP language, which today powers over 200 million applications and web sites. Zend’s flagship offering, Zend Server, is the leading Application Platform for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications in PHP. Zend solutions are deployed at more than 40,000 companies, including NYSE Euronext, BNP Paribas, Bell Helicopter, France Telecom and other leading brands worldwide. Learn more at www.zend.com.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn’s mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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