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Jun 22 2008   2:56AM GMT

IBM i and ZEND –

David Vasta David Vasta Profile: David Vasta

Link to the POST- Mike Pavlak

 Zend Blog

 “I got the chance to attend the php|tek conference in Chicago last week and it really opened my eyes to a lot of things. You see, the event was attended mostly by members of the PHP community supporting the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP…) stack. Since I was probably the ONLY i5 guy at the event I felt a little out of place. Aside from being over dressed (I wore a collared shirt) nearly everyone I talked to had not heard of the i5. And when Andi Gutmans, Zend Founder and CTO, gave the keynote and mentioned the i5 twice, nary a head was turning. But that’s OK. Maybe next year we will see a considerable improvement in the i5 community attendance, if you catch my drift.”

Great line from the post:

“Oh yeah, we got it easy…One of the sessions I attended was given by a network professional who specializes in clustering lots of little Intel boxes in order to scale PHP websites. I guess this is a cool thing for the Intel world. It involves a lot of complicated networking and servers and more. He went on and on about BGP and round robin DNS and all kinds of topics. The room was packed and the entire audience was absorbed! People really wanted to hear what this guy had to say. If only they knew. If only they were aware of the power of the Power systems like the IBM i. It was everything I could do to keep from shouting “Go get an i”! Maybe I should have. But, then again, I’d have to explain the benefit of scaling vertically vs. scaling horizontally. The benefits of having IBM on the speed dial and the fact that they can make a new machine appear out of thin air as long as your Business Partner completes the paperwork properly and on time”

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