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Jun 24 2014

Who the top virtualization bloggers work for

When you are recognized as a top blogger you often get noticed by companies looking to hire the best people. Years ago there were many independent top bloggers but over the years many have been snatched up by companies eager to bring on good talent to their team. I was curious to see who the current top bloggers work for so I went through the list of the current top 50 bloggers and trying to identify their employers from twitter, their websites and LinkedIn. Here’s what I found out:

Note: I define independent bloggers as not working for VMware or any hardware/software vendors, independent bloggers are mainly customers or VARs.

The Top 10 bloggers

  • VMware – 6
  • Independent – 2
  • PernixData – 1
  • EMC – 1

VMware has snatched up most of the best bloggers, very few independents

The Top 25 bloggers

  • Independent – 7
  • VMware – 6
  • Nutanix – 5
  • PernixData – 1
  • EMC – 2
  • HP – 1
  • VCE – 1
  • Dell – 1
  • NetApp – 1

Nutanix went and scooped up many of the bloggers that are in the top 25, the big storage companies have few top 25 bloggers

The Top 26-50 bloggers

  • Independent – 13
  • VMware – 5
  • Pure Storage – 2
  • Nutanix – 1
  • PernixData – 1
  • HP – 1
  • Cisco – 1
  • Veeam – 1

Lots of independents here as bloggers are starting to make names for themselves and climbing up the top 50, good number of VMware bloggers as well

The Complete Top 50 bloggers

  • Independent – 20
  • VMware – 11
  • Nutanix – 6
  • Pure Storage – 2
  • PernixData – 2
  • EMC – 2
  • HP – 2
  • Cisco – 1
  • Veeam – 1
  • VCE – 1
  • Dell – 1
  • NetApp – 1

Almost half of the top 50 are Independent bloggers, most of them are in the 26-50 spots, VMware has 9 bloggers in the top 28 spots, Nutanix has the most top bloggers after that

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