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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.

Configure Site Recovery Manager With Tintri in Minutes

Since joining Tintri I have heard from folks that Site Recovery Manager was something that was “Difficult” to use.   I have in the past stood it up many times and while the product itself does require a lot of thought (regardless of the storage platform).  I am no SRM expert but I have always believed the product was very good ... Read More »

How To Use Tintri Cloud Connector With Other S3 Targets

Happy 2018 everyone!  I wanted to share something I have been testing at the request of a few customers that have been interested in using Tintri Cloud Connector.  I will preface this with the simple statement that this is currently unsupported, however I am working on that within the Tintri walls.  What makes Tintri Cloud Connector unique is that it ... Read More »

Tintri Cloud Connector – How To Restore From AWS

Last month, I introduced you to the new Tintri Cloud Connector feature for storing long term backups on AWS S3 or IBM Cloud Object Storage.  What I wanted to briefly show today is how you actually restore back from the cloud in the event the machine is corrupted or lost.  In this case I will completely delete the machine from ... Read More »

Major Tintri Software Releases This Week!

This week Tintri posted two major software updates in their support portal for existing customers!  If you have any Tintri VMStore you will want to check these out.  The release information is below, but the most interesting additions were Tintri Cloud Connector, and the advanced storage pooling with VM Scale out and storage migration offload.  Both of these i have blogged ... Read More »

Onward and Upward with Tintri

The past few weeks have been interesting for me at Tintri.  I have been meeting with lots of partners and customers and there has been some great new cool product announcements.  On the flip side there has been some mis-information out there by some media outlets that seem to just want to do nothing but tear down good companies.  I ... Read More »

The Challenge With Community Event Sponsorship

This actually seems to be a topic that bubbles up every year before, during, and after VMworld.  Nobody is going to argue that community events are valuable to many people who attend them and bring others to them.  There is however an inherent challenge that has yet to be overcome by the ask for sponsorships at these.  I know I ... Read More »

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