The Holy Grail To Enterprise Cloud Planning: Tintri Analytics

Okay, maybe I am being a bit dramatic with my title, but also I am being a little bit serious.  As I have been ramping up on many of the new things at Tintri, one of the things that amazed me was the analytics platform.  Not only the real-time analytics, but the archival analytics that as a user you can ... Read More »

Finding The VMworld Sessions You Want

Most people know by now that the VMworld 2017 Content Catalog is live.  Those that are VMworld veterans know the tricks to find the sessions they want to register for before the session builder opens up.  Seeing as Tristan Todd and I have one session there year, here is the easiest way to find, save, and ultimately register for ours ... Read More »

My VMworld 2017 Sponsor Session

Last week I was out at Tintri HQ working furiously with Tristan Todd to come up with a fun, cool, title and abstract for one of our Sponsor Sessions.  The challenge with the sponsor sessions is always the balance between any “sales” pitch and useful information.  We spent a few hours trying to come up with something that we thought ... Read More »

So What Exactly Are You Doing At Tintri?

As I started week two at Tintri yesterday I was asked a few times exactly what my role is.  I have this title of Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect, but what does that really mean?  At the end of the day it’s a title, but there is a lot more I am finding I will be doing.  Most people know I ... Read More »

My First Week At Tintri

That’s about what it feels like.  I’ve had to drink from the firehose, but this week has been more like trying to take on the hydrant!  It’s been great though.  I can tell you it’s humbling to be welcomed by so many people I already know as well as so many new ones.  I’m trying to come up to speed ... Read More »

One Door Closes as Another One Opens

So this may be a surprise to many, but not so much to others.  Simply put, May 15th I will be joining Tintri alongside both familiar and new faces as a Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect.  It’s been nearly a decade since I started with VMware back in October of 2007 as a Senior Consultant in Professional Services.  It really does ... Read More »

Professional Development Is An Investment

There was a recent announcement yesterday about an increase in cost for the VCDX Certification.  This has resulted in a rash of posts and tweets talking about how it’s unfair, and now too costly.  I won’t get into the fact the information was pre-released irresponsibly by a VCDX Community member himself.  Well maybe I just did…..  While I may agree ... Read More »

QNAP False Advertising Of Hardware Transcoding

I have uncovered something that some people may or may not care about, but it is worth mentioning about the fact that QNAP says they can do hardware transcoding in certain devices.  In particular I purchased a TVS-671 which boasts this claim.  Now I am also using Plex Media Server which currently does not take advantage of the built in ... Read More »

Hands On With The Plex Cloud Beta

It finally happened.  I got the email that I was chosen to participate in the Plex Cloud Beta last week.  I was excited to get going even though I have had some initial issues fundamentally thinking about the storage challenges with such a deployment.  I’ve moved forward with my local installation which has been working great so now it’s time ... Read More »

What Exactly Is VMware Cross Cloud Services?

It’s been a while since I have written about something VMware related, but hey sometimes we need something to write about.  Part of the reason I’ve been a little “Blog-Silent” with respect to things VMware is because I have been working on this thing called “VMware Cross Cloud Services”.  What is that you ask?  Well to be honest I will ... Read More »

How To Build The Ultimate Plex Media Server

When I decide to jump into something those that know my know I have a saying that ‘Chris doesn’t do anything small’.  I also research, plan, read, and prepare for things quite a bit.  So when I decided to jump into the PLEX arena I did a lot of reading, and thinking about how I wanted to run the application. ... Read More »

How Beachbody On Demand Continues To Disappoint

I’m a technology person as well as a fitness person.  Obviously combining the two brings me great joy…most of the time.  When Beachbody On Demand first came out I was pretty underwhelmed by the technology and the offering itself.  Since then I have still continued to use it while also re-ripping all my DVD’s to host locally on my own ... Read More »

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