The first book in the IT Architect series helps aspiring & experienced IT infrastructure architects/administrators, and those pursuing infrastructure design certifications, establish a solid foundation in the art of infrastructure design. The three authors hold multiple certifications, including VCDX, and they call upon their combined decades of experience in administration, design, and education in technology to help you plan, design, deploy, and test a full infrastructure design solution. Starting with the methodology behind infrastructure design, they explore the design process through a case study that highlights a company that wants to support datacenter and desktop solutions using virtualization technologies. They provide examples of architecture design, installation, validation, & operations using VMware vSphere and VMware Horizon View and an analysis of the design choices along with alternative options. The book teaches how to develop the design documents and the presentation.