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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.

One Man’s View Of IT Burnout

There has been a lot of threads in recent years about “IT Burnout” amongst people in the technology circles.  Until recently, I guess I never really put much thought into it.  You know, you wake up, workout, shower, sit down at your computer by 08:00 or sooner, and generally you never stop until you actually put your head on the ... Read More »

How To Configure NSX IPSEC VPN With AWS, Azure, and GCP

The last few weeks I have been putting together a new lab for my team at Cohesity to use for live demos.  Part of the overall design was to allow for VPN connections to the various clouds that Cohesity supports so we can demonstrate real world use cases with Cloud Editions running real-time in each cloud connected back to the ... Read More »

How To Deploy the Cohesity Azure Cloud Edition

Not only am I still new to Cohesity, but I’ve honestly never even touched Microsoft Azure until this week.  As Jon Hildebrand and I have been preparing a live demo environment for Microsoft Ignite, we decided we needed to build a Cohesity Azure Cloud Edition.  What I wanted to do was put into some simple terms the steps needed to ... Read More »

My ActualTech Media Cohesity VMworld 2018 Interview

Once again I was in attendance at VMworld 2018, this year working for Cohesity.  I had the chance to get together with long time friend David Davis from ActualTech Media.  I may have been losing my voice a bit by the time we did the interview, and was possibly rambling.  However, I think some of the cool points came across ... Read More »

First Impressions and Hands On With Cohesity

Okay, so it’s been just over 3 weeks since I joined Cohesity.  Last week I was finally able to get a bit hands on with the Cohesity Virtual Edition (VE) in my home lab to record some videos for VMworld.  Yeah I got tossed right into that even with only a couple weeks on the payroll, but hey I like ... Read More »

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