Information Technology


Architecture in Action

Musings on Hierarchical Network Design

Network Design in Data Centers

VDOPS Culture

Next Gen DC

Next Gen DC Choices for Leadership

Next Gen DC Selections

Summary Next Gen DC Choices


These links contain sanitized versions of internal documents I've produced discussing architecture.


Architecture in Action: Guiding principles for designing IT solutions at a distributed, grant-funded research institution.

Musings on Hierarchical Network Design: Insights I've developed around how to trade simplicity and robustness for campus Ethernet/IP networks.

Network Design in Data Centers: Insights into designing small data centers at research institutes.

VDOPS Culture: I propose that corporate culture has a lot to do with how one designs IT environments.

Next Generation Data Center Design

I coordinated an internal effort to design our next data center, go live in Q3 2012, herding a flock of fractious IT techs through a consensus process of identifying, analyzing, and making key choices.

Next Gen DC: The guiding document, developed during 2010-2011.

Next Gen DC Choices for Leadership: Where we were unable to achieve consensus, we asked management to pick for us.

Next Gen DC Selections: Our management made their selections.

Summary Next Gen DC Choices: Supporting document to help management make their selections.

Last modified: 2017-04-28