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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.

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 »

Reserve You Spot in the vCloud Service Evaluation Beta!

Many have asked for such a thing, few have been able to really get a vCloud Service Evaluation setup quickly enough.  Well VMware has done it for you!  I have been talking about an internal vCloud Beta I was playing with a few weeks ago well this is it!!  Get yourself signed up for this vCloud Service Evaluation Beta so ... Read More »

P90X Is For Paul Ryan…Is It For You?

Let’s be honest, I hate politics I always have.  I think that the 4-year presidential process is in fact the definition of insanity, (Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results).  However, I am fairly impressed that a candidate has been so public about his use of P90X on capital hill.  The positive message that this spreads ... Read More »

Using The WDDM Driver With vCloud Templates

Recently I was asked an interesting question about vCloud Director Windows 2008 vApp Temaplates and the use of the WDDM Driver.  There is an older VMware KB Article I was referred to when being asked the question and it specifically states: Note: Unless there is an explicit requirement for enhanced graphics, the preferred driver for Windows Server 2008 R2 is ... Read More »

VMworld 2012 Promo Videos

This is just a quick plug for some of the sessions I am presenting on at VMworld.  These came out pretty good, but here you go!  These were shot this week while I was in Palo Alto.  So if you want some details on these VMworld sessions click and play they are less than a minute each. CSM1167 – Architecting ... Read More »

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