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.

I’m honored. And a Bit Scared.

Yesterday was my first real day as a Senior Solutions Architect for Proact, and today I flew to Oslo for on-boarding and some face-to-face time with my new colleagues over there. By the looks of it, there is a lot of exciting things in the pipeline, and it we land the things we have started on this should be interesting. Very interesting indeed.

veeam_vanguardIn addition to the excitement around changing employers, and roles, some other things have also
happened. Firstly, Veeam decided to award me the Veeam Vanguard title for 2016. I had the honour of being one of the inaugural members of this group in 2015, and I’m very happy to be included in the group once more.

Secondly, VMware has announced the list of their EUC Champions for 2016. This program had a “soft-launch” in 2015, but has now gone official in 2016. I’m extremely honoured to extend my membership in this small group in 2016.

Thirdly, a few days ago Issue 1, 2016, of VMUG Compass was published — and that includes an interview with me as well.

It’s been quite a week so far, and it’s only Tuesday. Now, I need to go lay down for a bit…