By: Chris Colotti

This is a repost from Chris Colotti’s blog,

I am working on helping with some of the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service VMworld content reviews and I learned there will be three hands-on labs that directly deal with the offering. The three labs are:

  • HOL-HBD-1301 – vCloud Hybrid Service Jump Start for vSphere Admins
  • HOL-HBD-1302 – Advanced Networking and Security
  • HOL-HBD-1303 – Hybrid Cloud Management – Manage Your Cloud

If you are starting to investigate hybrid cloud and specifically the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, you might want to get these on your “To Do” list. I know the networking one is being worked on by my good friend Greg Herzog and he also has a couple breakout sessions. If I myself have time, I may even give the labs a try just to see how it feels from your seat. It’s always different getting the perspective of the attendee than a speaker.

As we get closer to VMworld, I know I will be involved a lot this year with things relating to vCloud Hybrid Service – both with sessions, and maybe expert and group discussions. My co-worker Mike Roy will also be there, along with a host of others where we will have lots of various demo pods at the booth. I’m excited for this year, even though it could be my busiest year ever.

Chris is a Consulting Architect with the VMware vCloud Delivery Services team with over 10 years of experience working with IT hardware and software solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from the Daniel Webster College. Prior to VMware he served a Fortune 1000 company in southern NH as a Systems Architect/Administrator, architecting VMware solutions to support new application deployments. At VMware, in the roles of a Consultant and now Consulting Architect, Chris has guided partners as well as customers in establishing a VMware practice and consulted on multiple customer projects ranging from datacenter migrations to long-term residency architecture support. Currently, Chris is working on the newest VMware vCloud solutions and architectures for enterprise-wide private cloud deployments.