vSphere 6 Datacenter Design Cookbook – Ready for pre-Order!

The book covers the VMware Design Methodology and will provide a useful resource for Architects and Engineers preparing for the VMware Advance Design Certification. VMware vSphere 6.X Datacenter Design Cookbook contains recipes for the design and implementation of vSphere technologies to support a virtual datacenter design including discovery of functional and non-functional requirements, forming the conceptual design, creating a logical design, applying the logical design to a physical design, and creating the final design documentation.

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Book Review: IT Architect: Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure Design

IT Architect: Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure Design is well written and an easy read. I read it cover to cover over a couple nights. I found myself marking multiple pages to refer back to. It is packed with a great deal of useful information for both the seasoned Architect and those who are looking to gain a bit more insight on the process for creating a high quality design. The book focuses on enterprise class, but the design process can easily be (and should be) applied to any size or type of datacenter design.

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Preparing Compute Nodes to Use SimpliVity DVP

With the efficiency SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform (DVP) brings to data with deduplication, compression, and optimization SimpliVity customers often need to scale compute before they need to scale storage. As long as the SimpliVity environment is capable of providing the storage capacity and performance required the compute resources can be scaled using what we call compute nodes.

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Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure Design On the Way!

I have been looking forward to this book being released ever since I got a peak at the draft at VMworld last year. Just ordered a copy and I should have it by Friday!!! Based on what I saw back in August, this book will likely become the go to resource for folks preparing for the VMware advanced design exams or working to successfully prepare and defend a VCDX design.

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