VMworld 2012 Barcelona Nicira Video • Chris Colotti's Blog

VMworld 2012 Barcelona Nicira Video

I was grabbed the other day by Jeremy Van Dorn and Eric Sloof from VMworldTV and asked if the VMware CoE Team wanted to do a video spot around Nicira.  Well anyone that knows me knows I am not shy so I grabbed Thomas Kraus and Kamau Wanguhu and we shot this quick 3 minute video with the VMworldTV guys.  It was fun but hopefully we got three key messages across:

  • If you are a vCloud Director Customer vCNS is still the direction you want to go and as we work to integration the platforms you will not be left to rip and replace.
  • Nicira NVP is not “Loading” or “replacing” software onto existing physical switches.  Since Network virtualization has recently been compared to how ESXi virtualizes the hypervisor by loading onto the bare metal we wanted to stress this is not the case.  Nicira NVP overlays on top of the existing switches and the software running on your switches remains intact
  • Nicira NVP enables control at the Edge of the network where our virtual machines are usually running.  We are not replacing the core infrastructure we are providing intelligence at the Edge.

Enjoy the Video and see you at the VMworld Party!

About Chris Colotti

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.

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