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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.

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 »

How The Nicira NVP ESXi vApp Works

Earlier this week, I posted a primer on the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP), but something William Lam pointed out that I updated with a note was that the Open vSwitch for ESXi is not “Integrated” into the hypervisor.  This is in fact true, but that being said there is an Open vSwitch “vApp”, which is really a Virtual Machine ... Read More »

2013 VTUG Winter Warmer – Save the Date!

This is just a quick note that not only is the VTUG Fall Forward event happening on October 24th, 2012 but the giant Winter Warmer date for Gillette Stadium has been ear marked.  Save the Date for January 17th, 2013 and watch the VTUG website for more details or follow Chris Harney on Twitter so you can get the news. As always ... Read More »

Team Beachbody Canada Is Here!

Dear friends in Canada, the largest Fitness and Nutrition company in the US is coming your way.  That’s right, the Team Beachbody Canada is coming to you.   For some time folks in Canada have been able to purchase the Team Beachbody Programs through the United States channels even from Team Beachbody Coaches.  They new opportunity here is that now ... Read More »

Nicira NVP Virtualized Networking Primer

I have long since said that I am almost never the smartest person in the room.  However, when it comes to new technology I do believe I learn what I need to quickly and efficiently so that I can at least understand the concepts of any new technology.  In the last two weeks I have done just that and completely transformed ... Read More »

vCloud Director Allocation Model WhitePaper Published

I just learned today from Rawlinson Rivera that the whitepaper on vCloud Allocation Models was posted a couple of days ago on VMware.com.  This is the paper that was being written by myself and Frank Denneman and the VMworld Session presented by myself and Rawlinson Rivera, (OPS-CSM1167 Architecting for VMware vCloud Allocation Models).  The abstract is below along with the ... Read More »

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