Cupertino, California – (The Hosting News) – September 29, 2005 – Zend Technologies, Inc., the
PHP company and creator of products and services supporting the development,
deployment and management of PHP-based applications, has announced that Internet legends, Marc
Andreessen and Gaurav Dhillon will join the Zend board of
Marc, co-founder of Netscape and currently Chairman and co-founder
of Opsware Inc., and Gaurav, founder and former CEO of Informatica
Corporation, bring extensive experience in evolving and growing high
technology organizations into substantial competitors.
Doron Gerstel, president, CEO and co-founder of Zend Technologies, Inc. explained the developments, “The open source community has grown from a grass-roots movement into a formidable presence delivering business critical enterprise solutions and is providing increasingly more viable alternatives to products from some of the world’s largest software vendors. The talent and deep knowledge that comes with the addition of Marc and Gaurav to the board ensures that we can continue to build Zend into a worldwide leader recognized for both driving acceptance of PHP and delivering world-class software solutions.”
Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape, is currently chairman and co-founder of Opsware Inc., the leading provider of data center automation software. Marc is widely recognized for his role in launching the Internet revolution in 1993, with his creation of the Mosaic browser while at the University of Illinois. After graduation, Marc co-founded Netscape Communications, and played a critical role in the company’s hypergrowth. Marc later became Chief Technical Officer of AOL when the company purchased Netscape in 1999.
Gaurav is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of jaman.com, inc. Prior to jaman.com, Gaurav spent over a decade as the Chief Executive Officer of Informatica Corporation, a company he co-founded in 1993. Under Gaurav’s leadership, Informatica grew from an idea into a leading public enterprise software company with customers and operations around the globe. Gaurav brings comprehensive entrepreneurial expertise to the board, and will assist Zend in attaining its growth objectives as a key player in Internet infrastructure.
About Zend Technologies, Inc. and its founders are the architects of PHP, which is used by more than twenty two million web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications.
To learn more about Zend, please visit: http://www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.