I will be speaking to the Bootup to Startup with NY PHP group on Tuesday, February 28th at IBM. The topic for discussion is “Talk Virtualization” and this is the abstract:

Virtualization has changed the platform playing field for web development considerably. With the advent of platforms like Amazon’s EC2, not only can our PHP apps scale outward with a few clicks of the mouse, but our apps can also be platform-aware and provide all of the right metrics to know when is the right time to scale. This presentation is going to cover the core models and issues that you will encounter as a PHP programmer in a virtualized world. Focusing on EC2, but brushing on private virtual infrastructures with VMWare, Xen and KVM, we will talk about how the virtual environment affects your production code execution and your development environment as well as what new considerations you should be taking into account for every app you write. We will finish by going over future features you might want to consider that this infrastructure approach makes possible.

Material will be a combination of slide show and live demos with the technology.

Event information hasn’t been posted yet, but here’s a link to the Meetup Event: http://www.meetup.com/new-york-php/events/32189482/