Category: VCDX

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My thought on 800 page VCDX designs

Although I’m not participating in the VCDX program any more, I still hold it dear to my heart. Many aspiring VCDX’es approach me and seek guidance on how to successfully pass the last part of the VCDX process, the defense. Typically this starts with the discussion on the design itself...

VCDX- You cannot abstract your way out of things indefinitely

The amount of abstraction in IT is amazing. Every level in the software and hardware stack attempts to abstract operations and details. And the industry is craving for more. Look at the impact “All Things Software Defined” has on todays datacenter. It touches almost every aspect, from design to operations....

VCDX Defence: Are you planning to use a fictitious design?

This week the following tweet caught my eye: “@wonder_nerd Fictitious designs in a #VCDX defense have a failure rate of 90%. #VMwarePEX” < interesting statistic — Mark Snook (@VirtualSnook) February 8, 2014 Apparently Marc Brunstad (VCDX program manager) stated this fact during the PEX VCDX workshop. But what does this...

VCDX tip: The application form

Last week I reviewed some recently submitted designs and it appears that the requirements stated in the application form are too ambiguous. During this year I’ve seen many application forms and the same error are made by many candidates. Let’s go over the sections which contain the most errors and...