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title: 'Must Read'
excerpt: 'Books that I have read and highly recommend'
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<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2jyzZrZ">
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<img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=1942788290&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL160_&tag=troylindsayio-20">
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<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2jyzZrZ">
<h2 id="the-phoenix-project">The Phoenix Project</h2>: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
</a><br>
by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford<br>
ISBN: 978-1942788294
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<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2JVZWMW">
<img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=1942788002&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL160_&tag=troylindsayio-20">
</a>
<img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=troylindsayio-20&l=am2&o=1&a=1942788002" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""
style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
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<td>
<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2JVZWMW">
<h2 id="the-devops-handbook">The DevOps Handbook</h2>: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
</a><br>
by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis<br>
ISBN: 978-1942788003
</td>
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<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2wdAtg6">
<img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B0746H6DFC&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL160_&tag=troylindsayio-20">
</a>
<img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=troylindsayio-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B0746H6DFC" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""
style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
</td>
<td>
<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2wdAtg6">
<h2 id="vmware-vsphere-6.5-host-resources-deep-dive">VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive</h2>
</a><br>
by Frank Denneman (VCDX-029) and Niels Hagoort (VCDX-212)<br>
ISBN: 978-1540873064
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<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2HZkmV1">
<img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=1491977086&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL160_&tag=troylindsayio-20">
</a>
<img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=troylindsayio-20&l=am2&o=1&a=1491977086" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""
style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
</td>
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<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2HZkmV1">
<h2 id="terraform:-up-and-running">Terraform: Up and Running</h2>: Writing Infrastructure as Code
</a><br>
by Yevgeniy Brikman<br>
ISBN: 978-1491977088
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</tr>
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<td>
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.lulu.com/shop/melissa-palmer-vcdx-236/it-architect-series-the-journey-a-guidebook-for-anyone-interested-in-it-architecture/paperback/product-23298643.html">
<img border="0" src="{{ '/assets/images/it_architect-the_journey.jpg' | relative_url }}">
</a>
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<a target="_blank" href="http://www.lulu.com/shop/melissa-palmer-vcdx-236/it-architect-series-the-journey-a-guidebook-for-anyone-interested-in-it-architecture/paperback/product-23298643.html">
IT Architect Series: <h2 id="the-journey">The Journey</h2>: A Guidebook for Anyone Interested in IT Architecture
</a><br>
by Melissa Palmer (VCDX-236)<br>
ISBN: 978-1483473642
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<a target="_blank" href="https://www.designingrisk.com/product-page/designing-risk-in-it-infrastructure">
<img border="0" src="{{ '/assets/images/it_architect-designing_risk_in_it_infrastructure.png' | relative_url }}">
</a>
</td>
<td>
<a target="_blank" href="https://www.designingrisk.com/product-page/designing-risk-in-it-infrastructure">
IT Architect Series: <h2 id="designing-risk-in-it-infrastructure">Designing Risk In IT Infrastructure</h2>
</a><br>
by Daemon Behr<br>
ISBN: 978-0999092903
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<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2ronRy2">
<img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=0996647740&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL160_&tag=troylindsayio-20">
</a>
<img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=troylindsayio-20&l=am2&o=1&a=0996647740" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""
style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
</td>
<td>
<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2ronRy2">
IT Architect Series: <h2 id="foundation-in-the-art-of-infrastructure-design">Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure Design</h2>: A Practical Guide for IT Architects
</a><br>
by John Yani Arrasjid (VCDX-001), Mark Gabryjelski (VCDX-023), and Chris McCain (VCDX-079)<br>
ISBN: 978-0996647748
</td>
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<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2rrez4d">
<img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=1785283464&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL160_&tag=troylindsayio-20">
</a>
<img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=troylindsayio-20&l=am2&o=1&a=1785283464" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt=""
style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
</td>
<td>
<a target="_blank" href="https://amzn.to/2rrez4d">
<h2 id="vmware-vsphere-6.x-datacenter-design-cookbook">VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook</h2> - Second Edition
</a><br>
by Hersey Cartwright (VCDX-128)<br>
ISBN: 978-1785283468
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</table>
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