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Chris Wolf

Chris Wolf

Chris serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role, Chris is responsible for driving the execution and communication of the Office of the CTO’s vision, internally and externally, supporting VMware’s global field teams on all CTO evangelism and representing VMware’s technical vision to customers, partners and
Chris serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role, Chris is responsible for driving the execution and communication of the Office of the CTO’s vision, internally and externally, supporting VMware’s global field teams on all CTO evangelism and representing VMware’s technical vision to customers, partners and analysts. He also owns and manages the field CTO activities and helps drive the CTO Ambassador (CTOA) programs and industry-vertical CTO activities. Prior to joining VMware, Chris was a Research Vice President for Gartner’s Technical Professionals service, where he managed the data center and private cloud research agenda, and was responsible for the strategic direction and technical accuracy of the team’s collective research. There he had the privilege of engaging with more than 200 end-user organizations annually, advising CIOs, architects and directors on private and hybrid cloud computing, server virtualization, and desktop transformation strategies. Before that, Chris was a founding member of the Data Center Strategies team at Burton Group, was a nationally recognized independent virtualization consultant and instructor at multiple colleges, worked for several years at CommVault Systems, and started his IT and technology career in the US Marines. He also authored “Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise,” the first book that was exclusively devoted to defining all aspects of x86 virtualization as we know it today.
Globally Consistent Infrastructure-as-Code: Why it Matters

In my Radius post “Dissecting Cloud Architectures – Getting the Best of All Worlds,” I discussed the tradeoffs and use cases for choosing the right architecture for a given application or service. I speak with a lot of IT leaders that want to strategically leverage cloud services when possible, but also want flexibility to deploy […]

Technology Futures and Innovation at VMworld 2016

  VMworld is almost here and VMware’s Office of the CTO is involved with many elements of the VMworld 2016 program. We’ve got a lot in store for you in Las Vegas next week! Do you want to gain perspective into what’s on the minds of our technology leaders and innovators, see some of the […]

Office of the CTO at VMworld

The Office of the CTO here at VMware has been busy preparing for VMworld US later this month. Will you be joining us in San Francisco? If so, make sure you check out some of our happenings onsite. We’ve got some can’t-miss technical sessions on the docket from our people– check them out, add them […]

What a Motherboard Can Tell Us About the Future of Data Center Infrastructure

What’s the correct answer to this question? Where did Intel decide to put the memory sockets on its latest motherboard – the 4-socket S4600LH2? If you’re curious, you can see where the memory sockets are located here, but that’s not the correct answer. The right answer is: Who Cares?!!! Long ago, we all decided that Intel […]

Cloud-Scale Management “Likes” Social Media

Managing IT resources across complex enterprises has historically been challenging, and those challenges are only increasing in complexity. We’re adding more variables in terms of clouds, automated processes, and people, to name a few. Consider the steady growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and for many organizations, their management complexity can potentially expand by several […]

VMware and Docker – Better Together

Today at VMworld 2014 I have the pleasure of co-presenting with Ben Golub, Docker CEO, on our joint container strategy. Our session, “SDDC3350 – VMware and Docker – Better Together,” will run on Monday from 5:30-6:30 and on Tuesday from 12:30-1:30. For more insight into the work that we are doing with containers, I encourage […]

Introducing the VMware EVO Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solutions

One year ago, VMware made a big splash at VMworld – naming SDDC as the future software-defined infrastructure platform. At that time, I was still a Gartner analyst and wrote a blog post that criticized VMware for not going far enough. What a difference a year makes. Today, I’m thrilled to be part of a […]