My New Role At VMware – Senior Technical Marketing Manager vCloud Infrastructure Services


There comes a time in everyone’s career where change must happen. For those that have known me and followed me you know I started out in Professional Services for a long time. From there I moved to the “Cloud Team” as we started to roll out vCloud Director back in 2010. There was also that short six month deal with the Nicira folks post acquisition so I was able to learn much more about Network Virtualization. Now it’s time for another challenge and a new role that will keep me plugged into the community as well as Engineering and the Business Unit.

As of July 1st I will be assuming the role of Senior Technical Marketing Manager, vCloud Infrastructure Services working alongside Michael Roy, and a host of other folks. This role will be directly tied to and part of developing assets, including presentations and other whitepapers on the vCloud Air that we announced back in may. You may have noticed two of my three VMworld sessions are based on vCloud Air and that was before I even investigated the opportunity.

I am excited to transition to a completely new team and a new role that will have me visiting Palo Alto at least once a month and hopefully doing more or what I love around speaking at events as a spokesperson for the vCloud Air. The second half of 2013 should shape up to be very fun indeed as I have a lot of ideas around helping people understand and better utilize this new model of Hybrid cloud services with VMware.

You should also see my technical blogging pick back up as I should have plenty of things to write about. In the past six to nine months I admit I had very little new things to talk about so having a singular focus again should make it easier. Thanks to everyone that has continued to follow and read my blog, and I hope you will stay tuned in to see what my new role has to offer all of you.

About Chris Colotti

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.


  1. Sounds very exciting Chris. Congratulations and good luck.

  2. Congrats Chris! Perhaps we’ll need to do a deep dive on the vCloud Air architecture soon. Very interested in how this service is put together πŸ˜‰

  3. Chris, congratulations on your new position!
    Looking forward for new vCloud Air related technical white papers…

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