Tech Talks

vBrownBag VMworld 2017 US

John Arrasjid (VCDX-001) and Mark Gabryjelski (VCDX-023) will introduce the newest authors in their IT Architect Series. Designing Risk in IT Infrastructure by Daemon Behr, and The Journey by Melissa a Palmer share what you will find in these new books for existing and aspiring IT architects working with physical, virtual, and cloud environments. These are the new things two books designed to enable achievement of IT architecture certifications like VCDX, and provide a reference for those already practicing the art of infrastructure design.

vBrownBag VMworld US 2017

Chaos Engineering is the discipline of experimenting on a distributed system in order to build confidence in the system’s capability to withstand turbulent conditions in production. This talk covers the principles of chaos engineering and how to apply them in a VMware vSphere environment.


USENIX LISA16 (Dec 2016)

This talk is meant to expand the view of the Architect to take in considerations that are not always in plain sight. By looking at problems from the perspective of other business units, analyzing cause and effect with regression models, and using psychological techniques, the Architect can create solutions that are more robust, adaptable, and cost effective.

VMWorld 2016 (vBrownbag Talk)

This talk touches on using the concept of antifragility to increase availability and resilience in infrastructure design.

VMWorld 2016 (Tech Talk)

This tech talk has a panel of authors discussing the IT Architect Series. Seen here are John Arrasjid, Mark Gabryjelski, Daemon Behr and Brandon Hahn. The first 3 books are described in detail.

Toronto VMUG UserCon 2015

This presentation discusses how to think like an architect when approaching problems. It includes a live whiteboarding session for a theoretical infrastructure on a moonbase. Assumptions, risks, requirements and constraints are discussed.

vBrownbag VMworldUSA (2015)

John Arrasjid @vcdx001 Talks about the book IT Architect: Foundation in the Art of IT Infrastructure Design.