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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 State Of VCDX Nearly A Decade Later – VMworld 2017

Yesterday I stopped by the VCDX town hall to catch up with some old friends and see the state of things since I left VMware.  Some of the things I am going to say may upset some people.  I bit my tongue a little yesterday afternoon, but as I was thinking about it, now I think a few elephants in ... Read More »

Tintri Cloud Connector – Long Term Backup To The Public Cloud

Everyone wants to have some level of public cloud backup strategy.  It doesn’t matter if it’s for personal use or business, we are all either doing it, or want to do it.  The goal is to leverage multiple clouds to keep data protected for different reasons.  In most cases Public Cloud Object storage is cheaper than our on premises storage ... Read More »

Tintri VM Scale Out – Storage vMotion Offloading

Storage VMotion technology has been around for a long time.  Those of us that have been around the industry for a while even remember how its original release was actually done via command line.  If memory serves, someone even pre-developed the first UI plugin for it before VMware made it a main stream feature.  Since then other features like Storage ... Read More »

Tintri Enterprise Cloud Use Case – SyncVM

I believe all good things come in understanding the use case for something.  I’ve been a part of building Enterprise Clouds since 2010 and I can honestly say this is something I know customers could have used back in the early vCloud Director days.  If you want to read the SyncVM Datasheet you should, but I wanted to simply explain ... Read More »

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