KnowledgeTree Turns to Zend for Better Performance Zen

Well, if it isn’t open source CMS and PHP companies playing friendly again… Open source, PHP5-fueled Enterprise CMS vendor KnowledgeTree (news, site) announced its embrace of the PHP-driven Zend Technologies (news, site) in a partnership that aims to increase speed and performance of KnowledgeTree’s products.

Part of the partnership revolves around the forthcoming version 3.7 of KnowledgeTree’s on-the-premise commercial edition (due in Q4 2009) being deployed on Zend Server.

Looking for instant gratification? According to Philip Arkcoll, product manager at KnowledgeTree, the Zend partnership “represents the coming together of two PHP players whose goal is bringing enterprise-grade PHP products to the marketplace. KnowledgeTree on Zend Server delivers speed, performance, and reliability, particularly in Windows environments. In fact, early tests show response time improvements of close to 40% when using Zend Server, and that’s with no changes to our application.” No word on how Linux behaves, but the vendor say this OS is supported as well.

With KnowledgeTree’s main focus on document management, you may want to consider that KnowledgeTree gets a boosted infrastructure (and, supposedly, less support costs) offering with Zend. Think of code acceleration and caching that can help improve performance and lower resource utilization for your web applications.

Yes, it does look like you do have to buy a Zend Server license to get all that high-performance zen.