Proud to Present at Varrow Madness • Chris Colotti's Blog

Proud to Present at Varrow Madness

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Okay so I’m pretty excite to be invited to the annual event known as Varrow Madness with my good friend and now CTO of Varrow “The” Jason Nash.   This actually came out of a conversation for a 2-day, 4 hour deep dive customer session I did for them earlier this year.  What I will be presenting officially is common use cases for vCloud Air, run through live demos, share configuration examples, and provides updates on new features.  I am even working on getting some special permission to discuss some upcoming services and features, but no word yet.

This will be a 2-hour version of my 4-hour session, but it will cover a lot of details on how customers can dive into the service offering and how they can start to think about using it.  Ultimately, they may need some of Varrow’s help to move forward, but that’s why I love our partners.  Specifically some of what I will cover is:

  • Service overview and offerings
  • Understanding how to view the Hybrid Cloud Data Center
  • Deep dive into the subscription models, allocation, sizing examples
  • Networking constructs and flexibility with the Edge Gateway
  • Direct Connect and Cross Connect use cases
  • General Q&A

The funny thing is this trip is the day before Julie and I close on our NH house, so I have to bug out right after my session to catch a flight home to be back in NH the next day.  Either way, I am humbled and excited for yet another trip to Charlotte to see all the great people, and friends in the area.  I am sure this will be a great event, so I hope many of you make it there.  Come see me BEFORE my session and say hi, since I cannot hang around afterwards.

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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