Last Updated on May 11th, 2013 | 2,553 views
Chris has over 13 years of IT experience in enterprise infrastructure design, implementation, and administration within a diverse set of business and regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, SOX, PCI-DSS, ITIL and ePHI. He has held architect and engineer roles in a variety of virtualization, converged infrastructure, and private cloud based engagements while working with high performance technical teams in tiered data center environments.
Chris has over 30 active industry certifications, including the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX #104), and is a recognized VMware vExpert. Additionally, he holds an active “Master” rank on the VMware Technology Network (VMTN) as a contributor and forum moderator. Chris also volunteers as a Leader in the Chicago VMware User Group (VMUG) to help spread education and technical knowledge of VMware’s products and related architecture.
As an Independent Blogger for the award winning “Wahl Network,” Chris focuses on creating content that revolves around virtualization, converged infrastructure, and evangelizing products and services that benefit the technology community. Over the past 3 years, he has published over 200 articles and was voted the “Favorite Independent Blogger” by vSphere-Land.com for 2012. Chris also travels globally to speak at industry events, provide subject matter expertise, and offer insight as a technical analyst.
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The Wacky Side
One of my favorite profile photos to use is a Simpsons-like headshot image. It was created for me by the team over at SolarWind’s thwack site, where I have done a few tours as an Ambassador.
I also tend to get into trouble as I explore the world with other geeky friends, especially when there is a pizza vending machine involved.
Sometimes I find weird purple suits to offer free hugs.
And occasionally I stop goofing around and do some real work in a data center, where I am virtualizing everything I can (even myself).
I’ve visited a number of places as a speaker or curious tourist and try to keep a push pin map of most them below.
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