8twz4s8v_400x400Kees and Jarian had the pleasure of chatting with Johan van AmersfoortJohan is known as the Bearded VDI Junkie.  He focuses on End-User Computing (EUC) and is a VMware Certified Design eXpert (VCDX-DTM).  Johan has recently released his first book, VDI Design Guide: A comprehensive guide to help you design VMware Horizon, based on modern standards.

On this podcast we had the pleasure of talking with Johan about:

  •  Johan’s background.
  • The VDI Design Guide.
  • What his experience writing the VDI Design guide?
  • How was the Twitter handle @vdidesignguide helpful in writing the book?
  • What one take away readers should take from the book?
  • How was it approaching others in the community to contribute to the book?
  • How was his experience at VMworld with book?
  • What advice does he have for others writing their first book/guide?
  • Does he plan on writing more books?
  • What he’s excited about outside of IT?

The Frontline Chatter crew would also like to send a huge congrats to Johan on the birth of his first child!