Zeus Technology, a company that develops industrial-strength Web server technologies and solutions, has jumped on the Mac OS X bandwagon and will be bringing its Zeus Web Server to the next generation operating system. In fact, a beta version is already available.
And for those who were hoping that X would bring new companies and products to the Mac platform, this is one step in that direction. This announcement marks Zeus’ first foray into the Mac OS market, according to the company. The Zeus Web Server for Mac OS X is due for release in the second quarter of the year. The price tag should be US$1,699.
“We are tremendously impressed by the robustness of Mac OS X and the intuitive user interface that Apple has created for it, as opposed to the traditional command-line of UNIX,” Adam Twiss, founder and CEO of Zeus Technology, said in a press announcement. “This is a similar philosophy to Zeus’ user-friendly administration interface across our UNIX and Linux product
line. We believe that Mac OS X is ripe for the kind of enterprise-level software that Zeus provides, — we are looking forward to delivering more great solutions for mission-critical Web serving applications on the Mac.”
The Zeus Web Server is scalable, high performance Web server software used by such companies as eBay, Telefonica, Cable & Wireless, and UUNet. The folks at Zeus Technology say it can handle hundreds of thousands of simultaneous connections and is designed to scale to support huge numbers of virtual servers and “enormous” transaction rates. The company claims to support more open-standard APIs (application programming interfaces) than any other Web server software, including Microsoft FrontPage, FastCGI, Java Servlets and native PHP/Zend support.