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

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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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