IT Architect: Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure Design: A Practical Guide for IT Architects

product_thumbnail.phpWay back in late 2014 I volunteered to do technical review for a book called IT Architect: Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure Design: A Practical Guide for IT Architects. Due to a lot of unforeseen events, the book has been delayed quite a bit, but it’s finally available as hardcopy, paperback and eBook! The book is written by John Yani Arrasjid, VCDX-001, Mark Gabryjelski, VCDX-023, Chris McCain, VCDX-079 and as the title states it really does lay out the foundation of how to approach infrastructure design in a modern virtualised data center.

I’m truly honoured to have had a small part in the creation of what I consider to be a must read for all existing and aspiring IT-architects! It highlights methodology, but it also contains design processes through case studies with concrete examples.

Grab a copy today, it’s well worth both the money and the time spent reading it. I can guarantee that you won’t only read this book once, you’ll be going back through it several times as it is a treasure trove of real world experience that is hard to come by any other place.


This is the first of a series of design books, so there are more goodies on the way!

My Contribution to the vSphere Design Pocketbook v3

vSphere Design Pocketbook v3

PernixData, and Frank Denneman, has released vSphere Design Pocketbook v3. As the title reads, this is the third time PernixData releases one of these books, and I’m honored to be selected amongst the contributors for the second time, this time with a chapter called “VCSA vs Windows vCenter – Which One Do I Choose, and Why?

Go grab your electronic copy now, and be sure to bug your local PernixData representative for a hard-copy later. I know I will.