Today Eric Siebert released the results of the Top vBlog results for 2014 with the help of Rick Vanover from Veeam, John Troyer from VMware and David Davis from Pluralsight. Big thanks to Veeam for putting up some awesome prizes this year for bloggers and voters alike. The sheer number of votes and the number of blogs shows what a strong community that VMware has built around its technologies. Eric does a great job every year of running the voting and tallying the results. I think the biggest winners from this are you, our readers, members of the community, technology customers and technology partners. VMware has built a complete community and ecosystem around all the related technologies. I’m very glad that I can be a part of it and share with the community that has been so helpful to me over the years. I greatly appreciate the feedback that I get from you and appreciate your support, which has meant this year I was voted at number 13 spot of the top 25 vBlogs (up 8 places from last year). Congratulations to everyone who made the list this year and especially those that made the top 25 and top 10, your contributions to the VMware community are greatly appreciated. Want to know more, keep reading.
The full results and breakdown are available on Eric’s site at http://vsphere-land.com and in the video recording embedded below.
I would like to especially congratulate the strong showing of bloggers working at Nutanix. Nutanix has 4 current employees with blogs in the top 25 this year, and maybe one more, with 5 in the top 50. It is a privilege to work with these guys and the rest of the Nutanix team on a daily basis.
#12 Derek Seaman – http://derekseaman.com
#13 Yours Truly – http://longwhiteclouds.com
#14 Andre Leibovici – http://myvirtualcloud.net
# TBA Blogger TBA – URL TBA
#21 Josh Odgers – http://joshodgers.com
#47 Dwayne Lessner – http://itbloodpressure.com
My primary focus continues to be virtualizing monster VM’s and business critical apps in software-defined datacenters and cloud environments. Some of the applications I’m working on this year include Oracle DB, Oracle RAC 12c, SAP ERP, SAP HANA, SQL Server, Termenos T24, Exchange, Enterprise Java Middleware, and any other applications that come up. You can look forward to seeing some papers and blogs coming out about running these applications successfully in general, in a Nutanix environment in particular, and integrated into a Software-Defined Datacenter or Hybrid Cloud.
For those of you who would like to view the full breakdown of the top 25 I would recommend you watch the video included here where Eric, John, Rick and David do a great job of covering the results, including the price draw sponsored by Veeam.
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