Every year – Eric Siebert at vSphere-land does the authoritative survey amongst the VMware cognoscenti re: the best blogs out there. You can see the 2011 results here. Voting runs until 2/7 – so vote now! (click on the button below)
This is AT LEAST as important as voting in the US election :-) (Can you imagine the debates if the top-bloggers did them – would be WAY more interesting than the mud-slingfests in politics – at least we would all learn something :-)
Please – vote. I would of course love your vote, but have to say that as always, Duncan Epping (Yellow Bricks), Frank Denneman (frankdenneman.nl), Scott Lowe (blog.scottlowe.org) all had a great year. Also – in my personal “breakout year” category is Andre Leibovici (myvirtualcloud.net) – always had IMO one of the most solid VDI-centric blogs out there, and did killer work this year.
Going on in my favorites (and I’m sure I’m biased, but hey, this is my opinion – vote with yours!), Nick Weaver (Nickapedia) produced some killer content and tools this year. I always dig Hany Michael (Hypervizor) – the diagram king, and William Lam (Virtually Ghetto) – the script king – so they are on my top 10.
There are more than I can count, including RTFM – Mike is always delightfully different in his views, Scott Drummond’s blog – always thought provoking, and many, many, many more. The community makes the VMware world go around…
In 2011, a small sample of my own work I’m most proud of (not always the most popular):
- The “Official Unofficial VMware/Storage 2011 survey” – huge 2000 person survey, crazy cool data
- vStorage APIs for Array Integration - vSphere 5 Edition – I dig the fact that I see many folks (VMware folks, and other storage vendors) using the diagrams and powerpoints from this (which was also used in VMworld sessions).
- Cisco Megalaunch – got a lot of feedback from Cisco folks/Cisco partners that this was a useful resource (and had in some cases more info than they were getting from official channels :-)
- NFS changes in vSphere 5 – this is something that we showed at VMworld – will become more and more important as “scale out NAS” models become more mainstream over time….
- URGENT: VAAI–Thin Provision Reclaim.... on hold + workaround – I dig this because it’s important (IMO) to always be transparent – the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is an example of transparency, even when it’s ugly – and I think that’s important.
I do this because I love it – it is absolutely a labor of love :-) Please vote!