Disclaimer: This is a personal blog.  The comments, viewpoints, opinions, and perspectives given are mine and not those of my employer, VMware, Inc. Content published here is not read or approved in advance by VMware and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of VMware.  This is my blog, it is not a VMware blog.

My name is Peter Keilty and I am a Sr. SE Manager SDS East at VMware in the Storage and Availability Business Unit (SABU).  I’ve also been selected for the Office of the CTO, Global Field working with Global CTO, Chris Wolf and the rest of the team he’s assembled to bring world wide customer feedback to help drive the future of VMware.  My focus is on Software Defined Storage so anything to do with storing and protecting data with VMware storage solutions.  Currently I’m spending most of my time on vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN) but I often discuss VASA, VVols, SPBM, VAIO Filtering, vSphere Replication, Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Data Protection, VxRail, Cloud Foundation, VxRack SDDC, and VMware Cloud on AWS.

Prior to VMware I was a Sr. vSpecialist at EMC.  I focused on all things VMware & EMC and within the vSpecialist organization I lead the world wide Protection Focus Group and the Storage Focus Group.

This blog will mostly contain information on storing and protecting data in virtual environments with the obvious focus on VMware and vSAN and any other information that I deem blog-worthy.  I often find myself digging through old emails to find answers to questions I’ve already answered so I’ll be posting some of those to make them easier for me to find and hopefully useful to readers.

Personally I am married to a terrific wife and have 3 great kids.  I keep involved with their activities and participate in a few of my own.  I play men’s league hockey and am still waiting to be drafted into the NHL.  Maybe next year if a team needs a short old guy who can still skate a little.  In the off season I play competitive amateur golf.

Oh yea, why “Live Virtually”?  Well, I live in NH and our state motto is “Live Free or Die”.  I kind of like that but thought “livevirtualordie” was too long, too harsh and hard to understand unlesss you live in New England.  I hope you find some value in this site and look forward to hearing from you.