SWsoft and Zend Form Technology Partnership

April 13, 2005

Zend Solution Now Offered with Plesk and other SWsoft Hosting Automation Solutions

Herndon, VA and Cupertino, CA — April 13, 2005 – Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, announced a partnership agreement with Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, and creator of products and services supporting the development, deployment and management of PHP-based applications. Through the agreement, SWsoft joins Zend’s Partner Program and Zend becomes a member of SWsoft’s Technology Partner network.

“Partnering with a market leader like SWsoft further expands our reach to all types of service providers looking to enhance the performance of their PHP management solutions,” said Pamela Roussos, vice president of marketing. “We are confident our solution offers providers complete lifecycle solutions for business-critical PHP Web applications integrated with SWsoft’s proven hosting and virtualization and automation solutions.”

Developed by the creators and ongoing innovators of PHP, Zend delivers the only solutions designed to optimize the performance of business-critical PHP applications. The Zend Hosting Partner Program enables Internet hosting companies to differentiate their service offerings by providing their customers an easy, cost-effective way to increase PHP performance, decrease response times, and reduce hardware costs.

“Many of our customers can benefit from Zend’s management solutions to help PHP applications run up to 25 times faster,” said Kurt Daniel, director of marketing, SWsoft. “The growing popularity and growth of PHP merged with SWsoft’s market momentum further empowers hosting service providers and their customers to enhance performance.”

“We have combined the powerful and cost-effective Virtuozzo virtual private server solution with Zend’s technology to create our unique PHP Performance Server service,” said Chris Lea, director of operations, (mt) Media Temple. “Our pre-installed Web based control panels allow servers owners to manage PHP Acceleration settings, setup new domains, websites, FTP areas, email users, check stats, and much more using only a Web browser.”

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 architects of PHP, which is used by more than fifteen million Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Deployed at more than 8,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend, headquartered in Cupertino, California, is privately held and venture funded with investments from Azure, Index, Intel Capital, Platinum, SAP Ventures and Walden Israel. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is the recognized leader in automation and server virtualization software for hosting service companies, communications providers, and enterprises. The company powers more than 80,000 servers for customers in over 100 countries. SWsoft's products deliver industry-leading performance, stability and manageability for its customers to increase flexibility and utilization of their limited IT resources. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, with offices around the world; SWsoft is a privately held company, offering comprehensive solutions including: Plesk, Virtuozzo, PEM, HSPcomplete and SiteBuilder. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.sw-soft.com.

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