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.
Personal account of VMware expert. Blogs at http://www.virtu-al.net/.
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Principal program manager on the core virtualization team at Microsoft. Blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/.
Lead Cloud/DevOps Analyst @Wikibon + @theCUBE, host @TheCloudcastnet, and pitmaster @OinkBBQNC.
Desktop virtualization expert and author of four books on the subject. Founded http://www.brianmadden.com.
Private cloud/virtualization architect, VMware vExpert, VMware VCP, author, speaker.
The official Twitter feed for Coho Data.
CTO for the Americas at VMware. Blogs at http://chriswolf.com/.
Virtualization/cloud evangelist, speaker, vExpert, author at http://Pluralsight.com.
Douglas A. Brown
Independent Citrix CTP, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert.
Chief technologist at VMware and author of http://Yellow-Bricks.com.
VMware Cloud-Native Infrastructure expert. Blogs at http://www.vcritical.com.
Senior systems administrator specializing in virtualization and Windows Server administration. vExpert.
A VMware-certified instructor helping organizations maximize the benefits of VMware virtualization products. Blogs at http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/.
Product manager in cloud, analytics, virtualization and mobility for Hitachi Data Systems.
Chief technologist at PernixData, tech advisor, enterprise architect and co-author of the vSphere technical deepdive series. Blogs at http://frankdenneman.nl/.
Blogs on Citrix, VMware, Microsoft application and desktop virtualization.
Software and marketing executive for Dell Software. Technology and market author.
VMware-certified professional and vExpert. Blogs at https://www.vrelic.com/.
Principal SE/CTO Ambassador at . Cloud Native Aficionado, VCDX #21. Author/Founder of VMwareTips.com.
Works for Veeam, deals with vSphere & Hyper-V virtualization, Windows server, storage systems and hardware. Blogs at https://rickvanover.wordpress.com/.
CTO of Atlantis Computing, Microsoft MVP, Citrix CTP and VMware vExpert.
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 http://blog.scottlowe.org.
Virtualization, cloud & IT tech lover. VMware vExpert & EMC Elect. Enjoys podcasting & blogging. Creator of TechHead.co & Co-founder of vBeers. Blogs at http://techhead.co/.
Organizer in chief at Tech Field Day. Blogs at http://blog.fosketts.net/.
VP of Channel and Strategic Sales at Nutanix. Author, speaker, VMware vExpert. Blogs at http://bythebell.com/.
Virtualization and cloud technologist, author and analyst at http://www.virtualizationpractice.com.
Virtualization, vExpert, VDI, Cloud nut, with a little bit of BC/DR thrown in. Blogs at http://planetvm.net/blog/.
The official Twitter feed for cloud management and enterprise virtualization service company Turbonomic.
Official Twitter feed for http://virtualization.info, a news source about virtualization technologies, products and market trends.
Twitter feed for David Marshall, VMware vExpert, author, reporter. Blogs at http://vmblog.com/.
VMware’s virtualization news feed.
Official Twitter feed for http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/.
VMware vExpert, staff engineer, VMware R&D, blogger, evangelist, technologist and hacker. Blogs at http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/.
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