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Chris is currently a Principal Technical Marketing Architect with the vCloud Air business unit at VMware. Chris is amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#37), and author of multiple white papers. He spends much of his time working on customer facing collateral to help drive adoption and usage of VMware vCloud Air. Most recently Chris 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 both his blogs.

Presenting The VCDX Value To Your Boss

I love spending time at events with folks in the community.  Mostly because I am able to get some perspective from everyone as they see it from the outside looking in.  This week at VeeamON was no exception.  Although I was there to do my last presentation on vCloud Air, I was also able to have at least a dozen ... Read More »

VCDX Program Terminology

As with any new role you always get into the weeds on a lot of things.  In this case it’s the various names floating around and rumblings of what’s out there for programs related to VCDX.  I wanted to take a quite second to put just put some clarity around a few names and terms tossed out and where I ... Read More »

Conquering Your Fear Of The VCDX Panelists

I wanted to say I had such a great time at the Atlanta VMUG, and most of all the conversations with all the people about this new role.  I cannot believe the support for the program, the renewed excitement about it, and I am humbled by the personal support from all the people who I’ve talked to in the last ... Read More »

How To Give A vCloud Air Virtual Machine Internet Access

The most common initial task that I get asked for help on is connecting a newly deployed virtual machine in vCloud Air from the catalog to the internet so you can install other packages or update the operating system.  This post is probably long overdue considering the number of times I have explained the fairly simple process to people so ... Read More »

Time To Take On A New Challenge – VCDX Evangelist

Over the last nearly 7 years I’ve worked at VMware I have held positions in PSO, the original “Cloud Practice”, which then became the COE.  I’ve done a short time with the Nicira folks after the acquisition, and before the Networking BU was formed.  Then I went back to Global technology solutions, and finally to the vCloud Air Business Unit ... Read More »

New vCloud Air Security Roles

Since the launch of vCloud Air, one of the things myself and others have been asking for especially on dedicated clouds is the ability to control access to the various Virtual Data Center objects within a single subscription.  As of today there is now the ability to do so! NOTE:  These capabilities do not appear to be in the vCloud ... Read More »

Is Anyone Running XYZ in vCloud Air?

Here’s a question I get….well….pretty much DAILY.  I published an article a while back on What Can I run in vCloud Air, but that was more about really, technically speaking most things can.  Mostly the issue that comes into play that I won’t dive into is the licensing and compliance around application mobility.  Every ISV has different rules and different ... Read More »

New vCloud Air Pricing Calculator

Today already started out pretty interesting with the announcement of the brand change for VMware vCloud Air from VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.  To go along with that, today was posted a new vCloud Air Pricing Calculator to help you better understand the three current offerings.  You can do pricing models for: Virtual Private Cloud Disaster Recovery Dedicated Cloud It’s a ... Read More »

My VMworld 2014 Session Information – US

It’s that time of year again, and what I mean by that is time for the shameless plugging of sessions.  I will have a few things going on this year at VMworld and for the first time I also helped support an Expert Led Workshop for vCloud Air-DR.  So that being said, below is all the things I will be ... Read More »

Get The VMworld 2014 Mobile Application – It Runs on vCloud Air!

Yes, I am now pimping the VMworld 2014 Mobile Application for iOS and Android but there is a reason for it.  To be quick and simple, it’s actually hosted on VMware vCloud Air and was designed new for this year! Yes that’s right, this year the entire mobile app was built new to support the conference with information, notifications, some fun things, ... Read More »

The Best, Least-Used Feature of vCloud Connector

Most people are well aware of VMware vCloud Connector at this stage of the game.  If you are not, it is a FREE tool you can use to copy virtual machines between clouds.  Notice I did not say “vCloud’s”, because you can use this tool to move virtual machines between both vSphere and vCloud based clouds.  You can copy from ... Read More »

VMworld Group Discussions and Expert Sessions

As with previous years at VMworld, there will be group discussions and expert one on one sessions.  These have just been added to the content catalog so you might want to take a look at the ones available.  If you have not participated in these before, they are quite fun.  They are small rooms with up to 50 people and ... Read More »

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