Chris Colotti

Chris Colotti

Principal Technical Marketing Architect at VMware, and Diamond Team Beachbody Coach

Location
Lyndeborough, New Hampshire (Greater Boston Area)
Industry
Information Technology and Services

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Chris Colotti's Overview

Current
  • Principal Technical Marketing Architect at VMware
  • Managing Partner at Virtual Fitness
  • Managing Partner at Julie Ann's Quilting & More
  • Managing Partner at StitchTek Services, LLC
Past
  • Consulting Architect, vCloud Center of Excellence at VMware
  • Consulting Architect, Professional Services at VMware
  • Senior Consultant, Professional Services at VMware
Education
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Chris Colotti's Summary

Motivated and passionate about technology with over 10 years in the IT Hardware and software business. I have previously worked as a pre-sales technical expert, as well as, hands on designing and building many backend systems while as a System Administrator.

Specialties: VMWare Certified Design Expert (VCDX 3/4/5)
VMWare Certified Professional (VCP 3/4/5)
VMware Sales Professional (VSP)
ITIL Foundations

I am also a passionate fitness enthusist who has personally lost over 60 pounds and kept it off over the last 8 years. I strive to help others find motivation and inspiration to lead a healthier, longer life by themselves getting fit. I enjoy seeing people get excited about their journey no matter where the road takes them.

Chris Colotti's Experience

Principal Technical Marketing Architect

VMware

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; VMW; Computer Software industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) vCloud Hybrid Service

I've taken on a new role with the vCloud Infrastructure Services Business Unit. As a member of the Technical Marketing Team, I will be focussed on field facing content for customers, partners, and employees around the new vCloud Hybrid Service offering. I will also be responsible for helping ensure community outward facing events like VMware User Groups and VMworld have good coverage on the topic. I plan on continuing to do more public speaking on the topics, along with co-authoring more blogs and white papers. I will also be involved in some level of competitive analysis as we move forward.

So far the role has proved to be extremely fun and I truly enjoy working more closely with the Product Managers, Product marketing Managers, Architects, and the engineering folks. My goal is to provide quality content and feedback so that more people will consume the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.

Managing Partner

Virtual Fitness

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) New Hampshire

Virtual Fitness was an idea of mine to help other people meet their fitness goals. I realzed my one true hobby and passion outside of VMware and technology was fitness. Specifically the Beachbody programs known as P90x and P90x2.

I decided at the end of 2011 to sign up as a Team Beachbody coach to help others meet their goals. Since I spend most of my off time working out and blogging, it only made sense to try and turn my success into something others can use.

As a Team Beachbody Coach I "Virtually" support people in their efforts to get fit through my own website as well as the Team Beachbody website, products, ans services. We all need something other than work to be our passion, and mine is helping people become more healthy and fit in my spare time. What little of it I have.

Managing Partner

Julie Ann's Quilting & More

September 2011Present (3 years 1 month) New Hampshire

Julie Ann's Quilting and More is the new venture that my wife has decided to start. She produces hand made gifts, quilts, and other items for sale online and in some retail locations. While she does 90% of the work, I handle the financials and the back-office aspects for her.

Much of the technology for the business is built on IaaS and SaaS solutions to make it easy for her as a small startup business. We utilize providers like GMail, GoDaddy, Virtacore, Phone.com, and Quickbooks Online Edition to help reduce our need for physical technology to run the business.

Julie Ann's Quilting & More is a trade name for StitchTek Services, LLC

Managing Partner

StitchTek Services, LLC

August 2011Present (3 years 2 months) New Hamoshire

StitchTek Services is the parent LLC that my wife and I started in 2011 to support her new small business. It also serves as the vehicle for other forms of revenue such as blog banner advertising, and Beachbody Coaching.

Consulting Architect, vCloud Center of Excellence

VMware

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; VMW; Computer Software industry

January 2012June 2013 (1 year 6 months) New Hampshire

As a member of the vCloud Center of Excellence at VMware I am responsible for helping develop and deliver VMware vCloud solutions. My time is spent both with customers architecting vCloud solutions as well as capturing information about the designs themselves. More recently I have begun working on targeted solutions for the field to solve challenges in more creative ways. I have been a participant in the VMware Certified Design Expert program, as well as an active blogger about virtualization and vCloud solutions. Additionally I try to present and participate in company events like Partner Exchange and the local VMware User Groups talking about vCloud and VMware cloud solutions

Consulting Architect, Professional Services

VMware

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; VMW; Computer Software industry

January 2009August 2010 (1 year 8 months)

Worked as part of VMware's Professional Services delivery team in the northeast region covering New England to Upstate New York. As a Consulting Architect half of my time is spent delivering on solutions and the other half as a technical leader for the team. I am given time to help with both pre-sales, as well as post sales activities. I also work with other areas of the organization to develop updated or new Intellectual property that can be used by the company or our partners.

Recently updated VCP Certification to 4.0 and attained the VMware Certified Design Expert certification.

Senior Consultant, Professional Services

VMware

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; VMW; Computer Software industry

October 2007January 2009 (1 year 4 months)

Worked as part of VMware's Professional Services delivery team in the northeast region covering New England to Upstate New York. I deliver various types of engagements from VMware Virtual Assesments, to full Virtual Infrastructure design blueprints and deploments. Other engagements like Disaster Recovery, Virtual Desktop, and Infrastructure Optimization are also on my radar

Solution Architect

Sirius Computer Solutions

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2006October 2007 (1 year 2 months)

Strategic Computer Solutions was aquired as of September 1st by Sirius Computer Solutions. However, my primary duties have not yet changed

Currently I am responsible for the Technical Solutions delivered by SCS around the IBM System x practice. That also includes VMWare. Microsoft, Citrix, IBM Director, as well as some levels of storage design. I work with all of our sales reps from Ohio to New England developing and delivering these solutions to our customers.

I am extremely well versed in the System x product line as well as the Blade Center products from IBM. Most of my conversations stem round Virtualization with VMWare for server consolidation and DataCenter management. I am certified to rn the VMWare Capacity Planner consolidation studies for SCS, which is a valuable tool when looking at virtualization.

I also touch on some level of storage subsystem and storage fabric design as it relates to the server systems I am building.

System Administrator / IT Architect

PC Connection, Inc.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; PCCC; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2004October 2006 (2 years 1 month)

Project Manager

PC Connection, Inc.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; PCCC; Information Technology and Services industry

March 2003September 2004 (1 year 7 months)

Network Solutions Consultant

PC Connection, Inc.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; PCCC; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2000March 2002 (2 years 3 months)

Corporate Account Manager

PC Connection

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; PCCC; Information Technology and Services industry

January 1999January 2001 (2 years 1 month)

Chris Colotti's Projects

  • vCloud Disaster Recovery

    • December 2011 to March 2012
    Team Members: Chris Colotti

    This project was about defining the failover of the vCloud Director Infrastructure to another site using VMware Site Recovery Manager.

Chris Colotti's Skills & Expertise

  1. VMware
  2. Cloud Computing
  3. ITIL
  4. Data Center
  5. Virtualization
  6. VDI
  7. VMware Infrastructure
  8. Disaster Recovery
  9. Network Virtualization
  10. vCloud
  11. VMware ESX
  12. ESXi
  13. P90X
  14. Fitness
  15. Fitness Training
  16. Storage Area Networks
  17. Storage
  18. Servers
  19. Citrix
  20. vSphere
  21. Enterprise Software
  22. Pre-sales
  23. System Administration
  24. Networking
  25. Infrastructure
  26. Professional Services
  27. Storage Architecture
  28. Business Continuity
  29. Server Consolidation
  30. Solution Architecture
  31. Enterprise Architecture
  32. SaaS
  33. HP
  34. Microsoft Exchange
  35. Server Architecture
  36. Hardware
  37. Architecture
  38. Solaris
  39. SAN
  40. Enterprise Storage
  41. High Availability

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Chris Colotti's Education

Daniel Webster College

Bachelor, Managment and Information technology

20032005

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Associates, Architectual Engineering

19921994

Chris Colotti's Additional Information

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Interests:

Bowling with my wife on the weekends. Working outside in the yard. NASCAR, Patriots Football, spending time with close friends.

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Honors and Awards:

VCDX #37
VCAP-DCD
VCP

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