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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.

Optimizing Your PLEX Client for Direct Play

Ever since I jumped on the PLEX bandwagon I have been tuning, testing, tweaking, and otherwise knob-turning to see exactly how things perform.  I have built my own Internal Plex Server, tested the PLEX Cloud offering and even built a couple PLEX Virtual Private Servers.  All have proven to work well in different ways.  Something I also am a fan ... Read More »

How To Build The Ultimate PLEX VPS Using Google Drive

It’s no surprise that so many people use PLEX these days.  The one challenge I have had thus far is providing a decent server that my friends can access without the limitations of my upstream bandwidth.  While PLEX Pass gets you a Plex Cloud server, to be honest, the implementation has been less that stellar since its release.  I set ... Read More »

It’s Not You FaceBook…It’s Me: How To Really Leave The FaceBook Matrix

Many people think about breaking up with Facebook regularly.  More people since the Cambridge Analytica information has come out.  Personally I have been starting to question its value to me personally for some time now.  Originally, I started the account to “stay in touch” with friends and family.  Then I used it for some time to promote my fitness “business”.  ... Read More »

Understanding The Tintri Networking Connection Options

Late last year Tintri announced the new EC6000 and T1000 platform to customers.  One thing that I have noticed in some of the various support tickets is that many of the root cause issues have actually been upstream networking issues, or simply a lack of networking validation at the time of or ongoing after deployment.  Like anything these issues can ... Read More »

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