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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.

Enough Is Enough – No More TDS Telecom Please!

For 7 years now I have been stuck with TDS Telecom for my phone and internet access.  TDS Telecom is a giant company outside of New Hampshire but for some reason they own a small piece of the pie from Lyndeborough, NH to Hollis and some areas north of us.  The issue is not that they are a bad company. ... Read More »

The Nicira NVP Component Architecture

I thought it would be useful to people to understand the actual components that go into a Nicira NVP deployment.  This is just meant to be a rundown of the various parts that are needed to deploy the Nicira NVP infrastructure.  In doing a few VMware SE knowledge transfer sessions it certainly appeared to “click” with people once they understood what ... Read More »

VMworld 2012 Barcelona Nicira Video

I was grabbed the other day by Jeremy Van Dorn and Eric Sloof from VMworldTV and asked if the VMware CoE Team wanted to do a video spot around Nicira.  Well anyone that knows me knows I am not shy so I grabbed Thomas Kraus and Kamau Wanguhu and we shot this quick 3 minute video with the VMworldTV guys. ... Read More »

My VMworld 2012 Session Schedule

Well I finally got the goods on my full VMworld 2012 Schedule for Barcelona which is as follows.  Be sure to get signed up for as many as you can and I now have my VMworld Group Discussion that has also been added now as well.  I have updated with the Meet the Experts sessions. Tuesday: Session ID Title Room Start ... Read More »

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