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#Virtualization: Top Twitter Influencers To Follow

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We've compiled a list of the most influential voices who are talking about virtualization on Twitter.

Virtualization isn’t exactly new, but this ever-evolving technology hasn’t become any less buzzworthy over the past few years. By creating a virtual version of a device or resource, virtualization can improve computing efficiency, reduce the need for expensive hardware and cut overall IT costs. As new innovations continue to emerge, this technology is promising to change IT infrastructure and streamline management.

Want to stay on top of new developments in this area? We’ve compiled a list of the most influential voices who are talking about it on Twitter.

Why this list? Well, it’s based on Twitter data culled according to content, follower/following ratios, frequency of tweets, blog popularity, the opinions of other virtualization experts and influencers and our own subjective judgment.

One note: Some influential voices are not included, either because they don’t have active Twitter accounts, or they only tweet about virtualization sporadically. Here, our goal is to provide the best possible stream of virtualization news and insight.

Did we miss somebody? Let us know.

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Alan Renouf

Personal account of VMware expert. Blogs at


Ben Armstrong

Principal program manager on the core virtualization team at Microsoft. Blogs at

Brian Gracely

Lead Cloud/DevOps Analyst @Wikibon + @theCUBE, host @TheCloudcastnet, and pitmaster @OinkBBQNC.

Brian Madden

Desktop virtualization expert and author of four books on the subject. Founded


Cody Bunch
Private cloud/virtualization architect, VMware vExpert, VMware VCP, author, speaker.

Coho Data

The official Twitter feed for Coho Data.

Chris Wolf

CTO for the Americas at VMware. Blogs at


David Davis

Virtualization/cloud evangelist, speaker, vExpert, author at

Douglas A. Brown

Independent Citrix CTP, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert.

Duncan Epping

Chief technologist at VMware and author of


Eric Gray

VMware Cloud-Native Infrastructure expert. Blogs at

Eric Siebert

Senior systems administrator specializing in virtualization and Windows Server administration. vExpert.

Eric Sloof

A VMware-certified instructor helping organizations maximize the benefits of VMware virtualization products. Blogs at


Faisal Hanif

Product manager in cloud, analytics, virtualization and mobility for Hitachi Data Systems.

Frank Denneman

Chief technologist at PernixData, tech advisor, enterprise architect and co-author of the vSphere technical deepdive series. Blogs at


Gabe Knuth

Blogs on Citrix, VMware, Microsoft application and desktop virtualization.


Hollis Tibbetts

Software and marketing executive for Dell Software. Technology and market author.


Jason Conine

VMware-certified professional and vExpert. Blogs at


Rick Scherer

Principal SE/CTO Ambassador at . Cloud Native Aficionado, VCDX #21. Author/Founder of

Rick Vanover

Works for Veeam, deals with vSphere & Hyper-V virtualization, Windows server, storage systems and hardware. Blogs at

Ruben Spruijt

CTO of Atlantis Computing, Microsoft MVP, Citrix CTP and VMware vExpert.


Scott Herold

Principal product manager at Red Hat for kvm, libvirt, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Virtualization tools.

Scott S. Lowe

IT pro specializing in virtualization, networking, open source & cloud computing. Blogs at

Simon Seagrave

Virtualization, cloud & IT tech lover. VMware vExpert & EMC Elect. Enjoys podcasting & blogging. Creator of & Co-founder of vBeers. Blogs at

Stephen Foskett

Organizer in chief at Tech Field Day. Blogs at

Steve Kaplan

VP of Channel and Strategic Sales at Nutanix. Author, speaker, VMware vExpert. Blogs at



Virtualization and cloud technologist, author and analyst at

Tom Howarth

Virtualization, vExpert, VDI, Cloud nut, with a little bit of BC/DR thrown in. Blogs at


The official Twitter feed for cloud management and enterprise virtualization service company Turbonomic.


Official Twitter feed for, a news source about virtualization technologies, products and market trends.


Twitter feed for David Marshall, VMware vExpert, author, reporter. Blogs at


VMware’s virtualization news feed.


Official Twitter feed for


William Lam

VMware vExpert, staff engineer, VMware R&D, blogger, evangelist, technologist and hacker. Blogs at

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