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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 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 »

VMworld 2012 Meet The Experts Program

Just like last year VMworld 2012 will have the Meet the Experts program in full swing.  However it has changed a bit for VMworld 2012 so you may want to get the information from the VMworld website.  The program basically consists of the Meet the Experts Reception on Monday Night at 5:00 in the Meet the Experts Lounge located in Moscone ... Read More »

How to Fix OSX Mountain Lion Time Machine

So as some of you may know I was having a few issues with my 2010 MacBook Pro.  I decided while things were wonky why not upgrade OSX, I mean what else could go wrong?  Well actually not much went wrong the upgrade went fine and I even may have solved some of my hardware issues with an SMC reset, ... Read More »

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