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Chris is currently a Field CTO for Tintri. In his role he spends the majority of his time talking to customers and partners alike helping develop use case architectures for the Tintri platform and software. He also acts as an active interface between the field and engineering/product management. 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. Now he spreads both the word of technology and fitness along with the Team Beachbody Business through his blogs.

My VMworld 2017 Sponsor Session

Last week I was out at Tintri HQ working furiously with Tristan Todd to come up with a fun, cool, title and abstract for one of our Sponsor Sessions.  The challenge with the sponsor sessions is always the balance between any “sales” pitch and useful information.  We spent a few hours trying to come up with something that we thought ... Read More »

So What Exactly Are You Doing At Tintri?

As I started week two at Tintri yesterday I was asked a few times exactly what my role is.  I have this title of Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect, but what does that really mean?  At the end of the day it’s a title, but there is a lot more I am finding I will be doing.  Most people know I ... Read More »

My First Week At Tintri

That’s about what it feels like.  I’ve had to drink from the firehose, but this week has been more like trying to take on the hydrant!  It’s been great though.  I can tell you it’s humbling to be welcomed by so many people I already know as well as so many new ones.  I’m trying to come up to speed ... Read More »

One Door Closes as Another One Opens

So this may be a surprise to many, but not so much to others.  Simply put, May 15th I will be joining Tintri alongside both familiar and new faces as a Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect.  It’s been nearly a decade since I started with VMware back in October of 2007 as a Senior Consultant in Professional Services.  It really does ... Read More »

Professional Development Is An Investment

There was a recent announcement yesterday about an increase in cost for the VCDX Certification.  This has resulted in a rash of posts and tweets talking about how it’s unfair, and now too costly.  I won’t get into the fact the information was pre-released irresponsibly by a VCDX Community member himself.  Well maybe I just did…..  While I may agree ... Read More »

QNAP False Advertising Of Hardware Transcoding

I have uncovered something that some people may or may not care about, but it is worth mentioning about the fact that QNAP says they can do hardware transcoding in certain devices.  In particular I purchased a TVS-671 which boasts this claim.  Now I am also using Plex Media Server which currently does not take advantage of the built in ... Read More »

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