Becoming a virtual datacenter architect

The virtual datacenter architect or architect is someone who identifies requirements, designs a virtualization solution to meet those requirements, and then oversees the implementation of the solution. Sounds easy enough, right?

How to do it…

The primary role of the architect is to provide solutions that meet customer requirements. At times, this can be difficult since the architect may not always be part of the complete sales process. Many times customers may purchase hardware from other vendors and look to us to help them "make it all work". In situations such as this, the purchased hardware becomes a constraint on the design. Identifying and dealing with constraints and other design factors will be discussed ...

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