Spring is here....must be time for change • Chris Colotti's Blog

Spring is here….must be time for change

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Spring is traditionally the time for change and this spring is no exception to that rule for me.  Many of you know that I always spend the time in my current role thinking about the steps that lie ahead.  Well, after just over a year helping Karl Childs and the VCDX program review, re-vise, and re-focus, it’s time for me to move back over into some architectural work within the VMware Global Support Advanced Architecture Support team.  It’s actually a little known fact that I have always had dual report both into GSaaS and Education, but most of my time to date was spent helping re-shape the VCDX program.

As of April 1st I have started be involved with the VCDX program only as a “Strategic Advisor”.  My duties will continue in helping Karl and the program with key strategic decisions.  I will remain on the VCDX Advisory Council for as long as Karl needs me to provide input.

I am proud about some of the key things Karl and I have accomplished together including:

  • Launching the new VCDX Micro-Site and Directory
  • Programmatically having the VCDX workshops in conjunction with VMUG-HQ
  • Documenting many of the VCDX Operational Processes
  • Creating the VCDX Advisory Council
  • Holding the first VCDX Day at VMworld 2015

There is also many things that we did that are not public facing all of which I am proud to say I have helped with to get the program back on track for success.  I will still be presenting two of the VCDX workshops in Carolina and Atlanta at the VMUG User Conferences, so be sure to sign up.

In turn, I am also excited about the new opportunities that lie ahead.  Most people who know me by now, know I work very hard to ensure that every role I take has a purpose as well as an end goal.  I believe we need to constantly be looking to the next opportunity ahead not just marching in the same place.  This is no exception and I have already been heavily involved in many things related to the GSaaS group helping shape some new programs and processes.  I am doing more work than ever before including mentoring some of my teammates with their professional goals which for me is extremely fulfilling.

Please note that all inquires regarding the VCDX program should be directed to [email protected] where the entire program team can answer them.  I will always be available on Twitter and E-Mail for some simple questions, but will be focussing on the next chapter of my VMware career.

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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