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Zend releases Zend Core 2.5, Strengthening PHP 5 for Deployment of Business-Critical Web Application

syndicated from on October 9, 2007

Industry’s Leading PHP Distribution Makes it Easy to Deploy and Maintain Reliable PHP Applications, Running Consistently Across Diverse Operating Systems

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA – October 9, 2007 - Zend Technologies, the PHP Company, today announced a new version of Zend Core™, the industry’s leading PHP distribution. Zend Core 2.5 complements PHP with enhancements that make it possible to deploy business-critical PHP applications efficiently and with confidence. A choice of support and maintenance options are available to ensure that organizations are able to keep their production servers secure and up-to-date as the PHP community releases patches and updates. The main elements of Zend Core 2.5 are:

  • Certified PHP 5.2.4, extensions, libraries, database drivers, web services support, and all other components required to run professional applications
  • Simplified installation of the full PHP application stack, including web servers, databases, extensions and Zend Framework, plus support for unattended deployment and integration with leading system management tools
  • Service agreements for PHP 5.2.4 for up to two years from the introduction of the next PHP version, and support options ranging from web-only to 24x7

“We have deep roots in the open source PHP project and package that experience in Zend Core 2.5 to make it easy for our customers to deploy their key PHP applications,” said Zeev Zuraski, co-founder and co-CTO at Zend. “Through our relationships with leading providers like IBM, Oracle and Microsoft, we are able to add tested components that are needed for truly business critical web applications.”

Pricing and Availability
Zend Core is available today and can be freely downloaded at Prices for service options start at $298 per server per year. Contact your Zend sales representative to learn about the maintenance and support program that best fits your needs.

About Zend
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 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, or call 1-408-253-8800.

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