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Chris is currently a Principal Architect at Cohesity. In his role he spends the majority of his time supporting Cohesity events and creating outward facing content. He also acts as an active interface between the field and engineering/product management as customer zero in the TAG production lab. 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.

So Your House Got Struck By Lightning, Now What?

Saturday July 20th, approximately 1:33pm, it was raining, a storm cell was going through like one has 100 times since I move to Tennessee.  I was alone and I heard couple good thunder boomers off in the distance, but I went on about my business.  Julie was out grocery shopping at the time.  I was standing in the basement, getting ... Read More »

Could Have, Should Have, Would Have….

Some days you wake up and wonder ‘What If..?”  For whatever reason today was that day.  I woke up thinking about what would be different if I did this, or made that decision instead.  I pledged a long time ago to myself never to day “Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve”, but as the years go by it’s hard not to wonder.  Some ... Read More »

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 »

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