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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.

New Promotion

So this actually came as a total surprise to me that I have officially been promoted to Sr. Product Line Technical Marketing Manager.  Okay, so what does that mean?  Well first I need to explain my last six years here at VMware since 99% of it was spent in the field in some capacity.  Since joining in 2007 I have ... Read More »

vCloud Resource Management – Allocation Pool Without Elastic vDC

Many service providers have been deploying their services using vCloud Director of the past couple years.  Of the various models I have seen the Allocation Pool used most often, but there is two ways it can be configured and each way changes the way your virtual machine resources are handled.  With vCloud Director 5.1 you have the option of enabling ... Read More »

Why Move To Tennessee?

Many people by now have heard that Julie and I were looking at land in Greenville, TN to start a new home build.  After a nearly combined 65 years in New Hampshire, we decided that we’ve pretty much had enough of the winters here.  That happens to most people at some point that they decide it is time to move ... Read More »

How To Use VPN to Connect Multiple vCloud Air Clouds

As a newish member of the VMware vCloud Air Technical Marketing Team one cool thing I get is access to various things to play with and test.  Something my whole team has access to in vCloud Air is both a Virtual Private Cloud and a Dedicated Cloud.  The unique thing about VMware vCloud Air is that with a single user ... Read More »

What Can I Run On vCloud Air?

At every VMUG or other community presentation I always get asked the question, “So what can I run on vCloud Air?”.  Well being the caring wise guy you all know I am, my response is always a question back.  What CAN’T you run on vCloud Air?  I jest, but in most cases the answer is pretty simple.  I will leave ... Read More »

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