Apollo Interactive and Zend Technologies have announced a partnership to promote excellence in open source development. Through the alliance, the companies will share their technology perspectives in an effort to improve the functionality of the PHP language, which was developed by the founders of Zend, and refine PHP implementation for large, high-volume enterprise Web sites. The alliance is also intended to further the development of PHP's infrastructure and enable Zend to establish best practices for its implementation in large enterprise environments.
Through this alliance Apollo will enable Zend to incorporate feedback from real-world enterprise implementations as technological improvements to PHP's source code. Apollo, in turn, will be able to design PHP sites for its clients by working directly with Zend's engineers. Apollo has implemented the Zend Performance Suite (ZPS), a performance management solution for delivering PHP-based dynamic content cost-effectively. ZPS, based on Zend's dynamic content caching, code acceleration, and file compression technologies, is designed to be a single solution that increases the volume of users a Web server can handle without requiring additional infrastructure investments.