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Chris is currently a Field CTO for Tintri. In his role he spends the majority of his time talking to customers and partners alike helping develop use case architectures for the Tintri platform and software. He also acts as an active interface between the field and engineering/product management. Chris is active on the VMUG and event speaking circuit and is available for many events if you want to reach out and ask. Previously to this he spent close to a decade working for VMware as a Principal Architect. Previous to his nine plus years at VMware, Chris was a System Administrator that evolved his career into a data center architect. Chris spends a lot of time mentoring co-workers and friends on the benefits of personal growth and professional development. Chris is also amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#37), and author of multiple white papers. In his spare time he helps his wife Julie run her promotional products as the accountant, book keeper, and IT Support. Chris also believes in both a healthy body and healthy mind, and has become heavily involved with fitness as a Diamond Team Beachbody Coach using P90X and other Beachbody Programs. Although Technology is his day job, Chris is passionate about fitness after losing 60 pounds himself in the last few years. Now he spreads both the word of technology and fitness along with the Team Beachbody Business through his blogs.

Tintri Cloud Connector – How To Restore From AWS

Last month, I introduced you to the new Tintri Cloud Connector feature for storing long term backups on AWS S3 or IBM Cloud Object Storage.  What I wanted to briefly show today is how you actually restore back from the cloud in the event the machine is corrupted or lost.  In this case I will completely delete the machine from ... Read More »

Major Tintri Software Releases This Week!

This week Tintri posted two major software updates in their support portal for existing customers!  If you have any Tintri VMStore you will want to check these out.  The release information is below, but the most interesting additions were Tintri Cloud Connector, and the advanced storage pooling with VM Scale out and storage migration offload.  Both of these i have blogged ... Read More »

Onward and Upward with Tintri

The past few weeks have been interesting for me at Tintri.  I have been meeting with lots of partners and customers and there has been some great new cool product announcements.  On the flip side there has been some mis-information out there by some media outlets that seem to just want to do nothing but tear down good companies.  I ... Read More »

The Challenge With Community Event Sponsorship

This actually seems to be a topic that bubbles up every year before, during, and after VMworld.  Nobody is going to argue that community events are valuable to many people who attend them and bring others to them.  There is however an inherent challenge that has yet to be overcome by the ask for sponsorships at these.  I know I ... Read More »

The State Of VCDX Nearly A Decade Later – VMworld 2017

Yesterday I stopped by the VCDX town hall to catch up with some old friends and see the state of things since I left VMware.  Some of the things I am going to say may upset some people.  I bit my tongue a little yesterday afternoon, but as I was thinking about it, now I think a few elephants in ... Read More »

Tintri Cloud Connector – Long Term Backup To The Public Cloud

Everyone wants to have some level of public cloud backup strategy.  It doesn’t matter if it’s for personal use or business, we are all either doing it, or want to do it.  The goal is to leverage multiple clouds to keep data protected for different reasons.  In most cases Public Cloud Object storage is cheaper than our on premises storage ... Read More »

Tintri VM Scale Out – Storage vMotion Offloading

Storage VMotion technology has been around for a long time.  Those of us that have been around the industry for a while even remember how its original release was actually done via command line.  If memory serves, someone even pre-developed the first UI plugin for it before VMware made it a main stream feature.  Since then other features like Storage ... Read More »

Tintri Enterprise Cloud Use Case – SyncVM

I believe all good things come in understanding the use case for something.  I’ve been a part of building Enterprise Clouds since 2010 and I can honestly say this is something I know customers could have used back in the early vCloud Director days.  If you want to read the SyncVM Datasheet you should, but I wanted to simply explain ... Read More »

Why Tintri Makes The Best Foundation for Building Enterprise Clouds

So I have been putting together various VMUG presentations titled “Laying the Foundation For Your Enterprise Cloud” and I wanted to explain a little more why I believe this is a great focus for Tintri.  It also came up in a few Facebook exchanges where someone said to me, “Wow you guys are really stretching this Enterprise Cloud thing….it’s just ... Read More »

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 »

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