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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.

Holiday Donations on Cyber Monday

This holiday season, some of my family and I decided to take a new look at the way we treat gifts.  Many of us are fortunate enough that if we need something, we just go our and get it.  I for one am very much of this mindset that I don’t need gifts from other people.  If there is something ... Read More »

Opvizor 1.5 Offers FREE Limited Edition

I was chatting with Dennis Zimmer, Chief Strategy Officer, of Opvizor this weekend, and he told me they have released a new 1.5 version of their product set.  Not only that, there is some new tutorial videos outlining the product itself that they have put together.  The best part is there is a limited 2 host version that is FREE, so you ... Read More »

PowerCLI for vCloud Director Survey

VMware recently announced a survey on the PowerCLI blog, which has been setup to poll people for what they think would be the best way to introduce cmdlets for vCloud Director.  As part of the survey VMware has also teamed up with TrainSignal and are giving away some PowerCLI training, if you haven’t seen this before then it is definitely ... Read More »

How To: Convert an Iomega IX4-200D to an IX4-200D “Cloud Edition”

Update (1-4-12) Per the comment from Simon Gallagher below it appears there is now an official firmware update for the original IX4-200D to make it Lion compatible without any need to make it a “Cloud Edition”. The content of the original post with links and instructions has been willingly removed.  As it turns out I was never supposed to have been given ... Read More »

BrownBag – vCloud Architecture Deep Dive Recording Available

For those of you who missed mine and David Hill’s brown bag hosted by ProfessionalVMware.com last night the recordings are available on iTunes now. To download any of the previous BrownBags click here There is also videos, slides and links available on ProfessionalVMware.com by clicking here. BrownBag Video/Presentation ProfessionalVMware Technical BrownBag – vCloud Architecture Deep Dive from ProfessionalVMware on Vimeo. Slides vCloud Architecture BrownBag View more ... Read More »

For Sale: Dell T310 Server with 20GB RAM

I am looking to upgrade my home lab, but I need to see if there is anyone interested in buying my Dell T310 first.  It is just over a year old, but will ship with the 20GB of ram.  I will want to keep the SATA drives so I can re-use them.  If you are local I could deliver it, ... Read More »

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