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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 Define vCloud Service Levels

Last week I spent the day at the New England VMUG in Maine, and I was asked to be one of the keynote presenters.  However, I was also asked to come up with a brand new shiny out of the box presentation that was not the usual vCloud Director stuff.  What I came up with was a deck from scratch ... Read More »

Bad Luck Or Just Karma Knocking?

Well this is me writing a non-technical self-reflection post, so…..deal with it.  This morning I woke up with some really unsettling feelings.  Many people who know me will know that I don’t believe in a great many things.  I am not that religious, I believe your life is what YOU make of it.  I believe hoping every 4 years a different politician is going to change the ... Read More »

DISH Network Hopper DHCP Issue

Today I had an interesting issue.  Well it started a couple of days ago where the Joey’s in the house were losing connection with their linked Dish Network Hopper devices.  I kept rebooting the Dish Network Hopper in each room, but still the problem persisted.  Then the other day I started having internet connection issues. What I noticed was my Internet Gateway ... Read More »

My Arrington SRT8 Challenger SuperCharger Review

Well the here is the final review not only of the final deal, but also the work that Arrington Engines does overall.  This was done on a 2011 Challenger and included their PCM swap.  You can see the full kit details in my initial post. First off I have to say WOW!  This thing was fun before the work was ... Read More »

Cloud Infrastructure Suite Feedback Needed

Friends, Romans, Countrymen….Lend me your Ear!  Wait, that was something completely different, BUT the premise is the same. As part of my role at VMware I will be attending an internal summit in Palo Alto later this month.  Being a “Cloud Guy” I have been asked to gather some candid, yet useful feedback on the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite.  The ... Read More »

Dude….Where Have You Been?!

The short answer…..vacation.  The long answer….vacation In all seriousness, I have been away on some personal time, but since getting back things have started to ramp right up where they left off.  A week or so ago I posted my VMworld Session information and since coming back there has been nothing but PowerPoint work for me.  There is a few ... Read More »

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