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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.

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 »

Real Use Cases For Stretched Networks

I wanted to take a quick poll from some of you out there to help me understand something.  With all the work I have done with the Nicira Layer 2 Gateway, as well as the vCloud Connector Data Center Extension, the concept of extending your network to the cloud always comes up.  As an ex-administrator myself I can certainly see ... Read More »

VMworld 2013 – Day One Buzz

Well today is the start of Day Two of VMworld and its the first chance I have gotten to grab a few minutes and write some thoughts on the first day.  For me this is my 6th VMworld and I think my 5th as a speaker.  You tend to lose count after so many, but you don’t forget the things ... Read More »

How To Configure JWPlayer WordPress For Dual File Sources

Over the weekend I was working on another project and decided to document quickly the issue I was having with the Longtail Video JWPlayer 6 WordPress plugin.  There was about two days of troubleshooting for me to finally figure out the proper shortcode syntax to use with the newest version of the player.  The shortcode is the same regardless of ... Read More »

How To Migrate vSphere Machines To vCloud Air

It’s taken me a bit of time to get to this third post, but with VMworld looming less than a week away, needless to say it’s been a little busy.  The purpose of this post is to simply explain some advanced options in using vCloud Connector and Stretch Deploy to suit your use case.  It’s important to know a few ... Read More »

The “Haves” and The “Have Nots”

Recently I was told by someone who while they considered themselves as one of the “Have Nots”, I was living the good life as one of the “Haves”.  I was up part of the night thinking about this and it did not make sense to me.  We are all faced with life decisions, learning opportunities, and things that shape us. ... Read More »

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