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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.

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 »

How To Install CentOS 6.3 KVM on vSphere 5.1

In the course of building my lab for my Nicira NVP role, I needed to install various hypervisors, in particular Linux KVM so I could install and test the Nicira NVP setup.  Of course I did not want to do this on bare metal and I have no intention of trying to set up OpenStack or CloudStack just yet, I can make ... Read More »

The Start Of My New Job Role At VMware – Nicira

Wait……What……Say That Again Colotti?  Yes, you heard it right I am not joking.  After VMworld US 2012 I decided to take on a role that has some incredible potential to be bleeding edge.  After the past couple years doing vCloud and helping folks with everything vCloud, it seemed time for a change.  I was presented the chance to be part ... Read More »

VMworld 2012 Day 1 Recap

VMworld 2012 Day 1 for me I knew was going to be the busiest day by far of all the days.  I had three speaking sessions along with the general hallway madness of drive by conversations.  Prior to VMworld Day 1 I made sure to take in a little time for myself just because I knew it was going to ... Read More »

How to Build a vCloud vApp DMZ

Okay I admit sometimes I spend too many late nights coming up with some goofy ideas.  However this one actually panned out as a real work vCloud Director Networking example you can use to see how flexible vCloud Director Networking could be.  The idea started from me wanting to rebuild by WordPress installation from a single server stack to a ... Read More »

VMware Fusion 5 Now Available!

Well if you are like me and just got your wife a new Retina Macbook….you are one happy camper!  Log into the VMware site today and you will see that VMware Fusion 5 is now available!  This release of VMware Fusion has a whole host of new features OS X Mountain Lion with notification center, AirPlay mirroring and Launchpad search ... Read More »

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