PHP Leader Enters U.S. Market; Zend Technologies Raises $8M Series C Funding, Establishes U.S. Headquarters.CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor) A scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages. With syntax from C, Java and Perl, PHP code is embedded within HTML pages for server side execution. Company, today unveiled aggressive plans to expand its burgeoning business as a provider of products for developing, deploying and managing business-critical Web applications. The Company announced it has established itself as a U.S. business, raised $8 million in Series C funding, and rounded out its veteran management team. Zend plans to replicate the success it has achieved in Europe and Asia where the company already enjoys significant market presence.
Zend's Family of Products are used by 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries. Zend is uniquely positioned within the Web application platform space being founded in November 1999 by Zeev Suraski Zeev Suraski (pronounced Ze-Ev) is an Israeli programmer, PHP developer and co-founder of Zend Technologies. A graduate of the Technion, Haifa, Suraski and fellow student Andi Gutmans created PHP 3 in 1997. and Andi Gutmans Andi Gutmans is an Israeli programmer with Swiss roots, PHP developer and co-founder of Zend Technologies. A graduate of the Technion, Haifa, Gutmans and fellow student Zeev Suraski created PHP 3 in 1997. the creators and ongoing innovators of PHP, and the developers of the open-sourced Zend Engine The Zend Engine is an open source scripting engine (a Virtual Machine), commonly known for the important role it plays in the web automation language PHP. It was originally developed by Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski while they were students at the Technion - Israel Institute of , the heart of PHP. Over 15 million Web sites are using PHP, making it the most popular Web application language today.
"The number of enterprises using PHP technology to build their business critical Web applications is growing dramatically," said Doron Gerstel, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Zend. "Zend is in a unique position to address today's enterprise requirements offering an ecosystem of products, services and partners, necessary for developing, deploying and managing enterprise class PHP applications." Gerstel continued, "At this juncture junc·ture
The point, line, or surface of union of two parts. , Zend is excellently positioned for significant growth with an extensive customer base, top tier strategic partners, a seasoned executive team, strong venture backing and massive community support due to Zend's founders role as the creators of PHP."
New Funding, Expanded Management Team
Today Azure azure /az·ure/ (azh´er) one of three metachromatic basic dyes (A, B, and C).
Any of various dyes used in biological stains, especially for blood and nuclear staining. Partners and Index Ventures joined Zend's existing investors, Platinum and Walden Israel to close the company's Series C $8 Million investment. This latest round of funding will be used for continued PHP innovation, product development and marketing and to expand Zend's sales and channel support.
In addition to Zend's newly established U.S. headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Company also announced that it has rounded out its executive management team with the addition of Pamela Roussos as vice president of marketing. Zend will leverage Roussos' strong experience leading teams of engineers and marketing professionals and growing successful businesses to expand its presence worldwide. Roussos has held executive level positions at Consera Software, Rational Software, Pure Software, and other leading technology companies.
Growing with Product Innovation and Customer Momentum
Zend is widely used today within Global 1000 organizations to develop, deploy and manage their enterprise-class Web applications. Brand name customers include Bausch & Lomb, Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank AG (IPA: /'dɔɪ.tʃə/) (ISIN: DE0005140008, NYSE: DB) (English: German Bank , Disney, Lufthansa, Electronic Arts, Sprint and Boeing.
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Noah McCollam, the web developer of The American Legion American Legion, national association of male and female war veterans, founded (1919) in Paris. Membership is open to veterans of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. , "Zend products are the most comprehensive solutions available today for supporting the entire lifecycle of our business-critical Web applications built on PHP. The robust PHP Web application language, and the set of products that Zend delivers to compliment PHP, is an unbeatable combination for building dynamic enterprise Web applications that are robust, maintainable and extensible."
Today, in separate announcements, Zend unveiled new versions of its Zend Studio Zend Studio is a commercial, proprietary integrated development environment (IDE) for PHP, developed by Zend Technologies. The features of the latest version (Zend Studio 5) are
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 creators and ongoing innovators of PHP, which is used by more than 15 million Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic Web applications. Deployed at more than 6,000 customers worldwide, the Zend Family of Products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is a privately held, venture funded company based in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.
Zend, Zend Technologies, Zend Store, Zend SOS SOS, code letters of the international distress signal. The signal is expressed in International Morse code as … — — — … (three dots, three dashes, three dots). , Zend.com and/or the logos and icons associated with each of these names are trademarks of Zend Technologies Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.