Top blog voting about to begin – but first a small favor

After fixing a few technical bugs with my survey, my annual top VMware/virtualization blog voting is just about ready to launch. This is no small effort and involves a ton of work collecting data, building forms, processing data, updating websites, building surveys and much more. It all costs me money paying for the services of a professional survey company. From start to finish this usually takes at least 30-40 hours of my time.

So as a small favor in return I would appreciate if you checkout the companies that sponsor my family of websites and make all this possible.



Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud. Zerto won Best of Show at VMworld 2011, as well as 2011 Product of the Year Gold Award because our software, Zerto Virtual Replication, is the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for tier-one applications. Zerto Disaster Recovery solutions replace traditional array-based BCDR that was not built to deal with virtual environments.



Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level data protection, offers the #1 all-in-one backup solution for virtual, physical and cloud. Building on over 20 years of industry firsts, Unitrends continues to lead the market. Unitrends is used by IT professionals for backup of their virtual and physical servers and for performing disaster recovery to remote locations or to private or public cloud. Unitrends not only continues to set the standard in virtual and physical server data protection, but its US-based support team boasts a 99% customer satisfaction rate, further reinforcing its reputation for quality.



VMTurbo delivers an intelligent workload management solution providing service assurance and infrastructure efficiency for cloud and virtualized environments. With an emphasis on prevention, VMTurbo delivers an intelligent and automated control plane for cloud and virtualized datacenters. Easy to deploy and simple to administer, VMTurbo Operations Manager assures application performance, operational efficiency and optimal resource utilization.



Veeam Backup & ReplicationTM Cloud Edition turns leading public storage clouds into easy-to-use data repositories for your backups. Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition provides the same powerful, easy to-use and affordable backup and recovery of virtualized applications and data you get with Veeam Backup & Replication, but with the added capability of automatically storing your VMware or Hyper-V VM backups with any of 15 leading public cloud vendors, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 or Glacier, Rackspace, and HP Cloud Services.



Are you on the hunt for virtualization management software that’s powerful, affordable, and easy to use? You’ve found it! SolarWinds award-winning virtualization management software delivers unified capacity planning, VM sprawl control, performance monitoring, configuration management, & chargeback automation across your entire VMware® and HyperV® infrastructure.



TrainSignal is a Chicago-based company that makes award-winning computer training for IT professionals. We work hard every day to produce premium quality computer training designed to give IT pros in-depth knowledge, build hands-on skills and promote career advancement. Our instructors include some of the top names in IT, who have the credentials and awards to back up their expertise. You’ll find courses from Microsoft MVPs, VMware vExperts, Citrix CTPs, certified experts in Cisco and CompTIA, and more. TrainSignal instructors also make, produce and develop 100% original content that can’t be found anywhere else.


The voting will open tomorrow, so check back here for the announcement.

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