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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.

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 »

My VMworld 2013 Session Information

I wanted to post something quickly about the sessions I am currently speaking at this year for VMworld in San Francisco.  I’m excited to be in all these, but I will say with the new role it will be a VERY busy week for me.  I hope to see may of you there! PHC1005-GD Public Cloud with Chris Colotti Not ... Read More »

How To Setup vSphere Stretch Deploy To vCloud Air – Part 2

Part 2 of this series on how to set up vSphere Stretch Deploy with vCloud Air will deal specifically with the requirements and workings of the vShield Edge Gateway component in the local vSphere infrastructure.  The reason I think this aspect is important is that from my experience most vSphere only customers may have never introduced this into their environment. ... Read More »

How To Setup vSphere Stretch Deploy To vCloud Air – Part 1

Now that I got my lab re-configured for just vSphere 5.1 only I wanted to simulate not only the use case for Stretch Deploy into vCloud Air, but specifically doing so when you only have a vSphere infrastructure.  Doing so has some different nuances you will need to consider that would not be present when doing a stretch deploy from ... Read More »

Did You Know: There Are Three vCloud Air Hand on Labs

I am working on helping with some of the VMware Hybrid Service VMworld content reviews and I learned there will be three hands on labs that directly deal with the offering.  The three labs are: HOL-HBD-1301 – vCloud Air Jump Start for vSphere Admins HOL-HBD-1302 – Advanced Networking and Security HOL-HBD-1303 – Hybrid Cloud Management – Manage Your Cloud If ... Read More »

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