Working with design assumptions, the VCDX way

19. December 2017 Study, VCDX 0
Working with design assumptions, the VCDX way
 … or are they? Every (aspiring VCDX) architect knows design assumptions are the mother of all <….>. Yes, design assumptions are frowned upon and should be avoided whenever possible. But, in certain situations, assumptions can actually be real lifesavers. This blogpost aims to show you how assumptions – when used properly! – can really improve ...

My 7 VCDX design defense tips

05. August 2017 Study, VCDX 2
My 7 VCDX design defense tips
VCDX Defense I have been meaning to write this post for a while now and with a new round of defenses coming up, I decided to put it online ASAP. Based on my own experience, I will provide 7 tips that will hopefully help aspiring VCDX’s in their preparation and during their defense. Just remember: ...

Spinning up my first AWS EC2 instance

27. June 2017 AWS, Cloud 0
Spinning up my first AWS EC2 instance
My very first AWS EC2 instance In this blogpost I will quickly take you through the process of spinning up my very first EC2 instance in my AWS Free Tier lab environment. I will be using T2.micro instances which are eligible for the Free Tier. The first step is to go to the EC2 service ...