March 2013 archive

2013 top VMware & virtualization blog voting results

So the voting has ended, the results have been tabulated and here they are. There were over 80 new blogs on the ballot this year and 4 new blogs to make the top 25. This year there was over 1300 votes compared to around 1200 last year. Voters were asked to pick their top 10 favorite blogs and them rank them from 1 to 10. The votes are weighted so a #1 vote is worth 10 points, a #2 vote is worth 9 points all the way down to a #10 vote being worth 1 point. The total points for each blog were added up to determine the results. It’s a pretty time consuming process for me, some of it is automated but I still have to add up votes and drop them into a spreadsheet to determine the winners.

Be sure and watch the special vChat top blogger awards episode that we recorded with special guest John Troyer as we count up the top 25 winners with lots of color commentary. The vLaunchpad and Planet vSphere-land will be updated soon to reflect the new voting results. Thank you everyone who voted and congratulations to the winners. With so many bloggers out there its a tough scene but I seriously encourage you all to keep at it, the longer you stick with it, the more people notice and will reward you with their vote. You guys are all winners, I know how hard it can be to find the time to blog but do know that your efforts are appreciated and your unselfish dedication makes a difference to a great many of people.

Special thanks to TrainSignal for sponsoring it again this year, be sure and check out their website for their new unlimited IT Training For Only $49 a Month.

Here are the overall voting results…

BlogRankPreviousTotal VotesTotal Points#1 Votes
Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping)118436210231
Frank Denneman blog25582355746
Scott Lowe blog32511299925 (Eric Sloof)43501291237
Virtual Geek (Chad Sakac)54463241833
Virtually Ghetto (William Lam)68399226747
Mike Laverick (RTFM Education)7643821355
Virtu-al (Alan Renouf)8738718479
Cormac Hogan9New279162927
vSphere-land (Eric Siebert)1010344147612
Virtualization Evangelist (Jason Boche)11927712478
Wahl Network (Chris Wahl)1251173117339
Virtual Storage Guy (Vaughn Stewart)1312194116838
My Virtual Cloud (Andre Leibovici)141715995817
LucD (Luc Dekens)151413476212
ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)162011174430
Datacenter Dude (Nick Howell)17New11474313
Stephen Foskett, Pack Rat18251626933
Gabe's Virtual World (Gabe Van Zanten)191511763718
A vTexan (Tommy Trogden)20309660914
Long White Virtual Clouds (M. Webster)21New1106069
Kendrick Coleman22371285986
TechHead (Simon Seagrave)23189552918
Derek Seaman's Blog24New935135
Brian Madden2524975062
Around the Storage Block (Calvin Zito)2633934895
The SLOG (Simon Long)2711974830
VCritical (Eric Gray)28268047813
Wikibon Blog29291354761
Professional VMware (Cody Bunch)3032854736 (Various)31198346319
vReference (Forbes Guthrie)32138145314
vSamurai (Christopher Wells)3339944457
IT 2.0 (Massimo Re Ferre)3448844273
Erik Bussink35New5839812
2 VCP's (Jon Owings)3644703931
Chris Colotti's Blog3721773885
vClouds (Marco Broeken)381496738816
mwpreston dot net (Mike Preston)39125633778
vInfrastructure Blog (Andrew Mauro)4054643763
Technodrone (Maish)41455936613
Justin's IT Blog42496236114 (Viktor van den Berg)43New6136013
vConsult (Duco Jaspars)44New5134319
Punching Clouds (Rawlinson)45New823410
WoodITWork (Julian Wood)4660733415
Chris Wolf blog4736883370
Virtualize Tips (Brian Suhr)4847513256
The IT Hollow (Eric Shanks)49New4832316
J Metz (J Michael Metz - Cisco)5028753190
The Saffa Geek (Gregg Robertson)51103663091
The Lone Sysadmin (Bob Plankers)52315730510
VMware Tips (Rick Scherer)5322623044
UP2V (Marcel van den Berg)541594430113
VMware Videos (David Davis)5538532978
A Crazy Penguin (Andy Wood)5670532941
VirtualGeekCH (Various)58113432928
Nickapedia (Nicholas Weaver)5916502861 (Florian Grehl)60New632851
Storage Mojo (Robin Harris)61New552851
Virtual Langer (Jason Langer)62New512835
The Storage Architect (Chris Evans)6340532791 (Arjan Timmerman)64New462732 (Roy Mikes)65New482726
VM Guru (Scott Herold)6643642661
Storagezilla (EMC - Mark Twomey)67New532641
Pivot point (Scott Drummonds)6823552620
StorageIO (Greg Schulz)6946522592
Virtual Blog (David Hill)70New582594
Virtual Admin Notes (Anton Zhbankov)71714325712
The Virtualization Effect (NetApp)72New652553
vNinja (Christian Mohn)7357602431
Geek After Five (Jake Robinson)74New452402
The Lower Case W (Matt Liebowitz)7556382379 (Sander Daems)7680392338
What Would Dan Do (Dan Brinkmann)7774432317
50 mu (Rob Koper)78New342301
Hu's Blog (HDS - Hu Yoshida)79663022916
The Virtualization Practice (Various)80503822810
vExperienced (Edward Grigson)81118432244
Planet VM (Tom Howarth)8368482212
Mike D's blog (Mike DiPetrillo)8435452201
Virtual Patel (Manish Patel)85New482173
Rickard Nobel86109482171
vTesseract (Josh Atwell)8773492132
Burdweiser (James Burd)881433021211
Backup Central (W. Curtis Preston)8965432111
IT Blood Pressure (Dwayne Lessner)90156412103
Virt for Service Providers (Jeramiah Dooley)91123402081
View Yonder (Steve Chambers)92146412072
Musings of Rodos (Rodney Haywood)93185382051
VMFocus (Craig Kilborn)94New3020512 (Luca Dell'Oca)95New342024
The Foglite (E. Rowe/A. Scorsone)96New3120011
Tom Fojta's Blog97New381921
vFrank (Frank Brix Pedersen)98121381921
Virtual Aleph (Manlio Frizzi)99New3219211
Knudt Blog (Brian Knudtson)100140391921
VMdamentals (Erik Zandboer)10198321901 (Arne Fokkema)10276371881
Ken's Virtual Reality (Ken Cline)103152361860
vHorizon (Dale Scriven)104New391863
Aaron Delp Blog10559421861
VMware & Veeam Blog (Karel Novak)106New321857
vElemental (Clint Kitson)107130471851
Rickatron Blog (Rick Vanover)10858341834 (Dan Frith)109New371822
The VM Guy (Dave Lawrence)11069401813 (Simon Gallagher)111108411791
Ivo Beerens11283411781
Malaysia VM (Various)113166371771
VSpecialist (Michael Poore)11475351776
By The Bell (Steve Kaplan)115119321753
vCloud Info (Carlo Costanzo)116126341746
vDestination (Greg Stuart)117112361743
Clouds Of Change (Brian Gracely)118New321733
Jase's Place (Jase McCarty)11994321731
Arnim van Lieshout12061361701
Rational Survivability (Christofer Hoff)12185291702
vSential (James Bowling)122168291686
Virtualization Spotlight (P. Redknap)1231072416512
VM Today (Joshua Townsend)124122311652
A Day In The Life (Adam Baum)12599371640
ValCo Labs (Josh Coen)126167321641
Virtual Noob (Chad King)127117411620
Demitasse (Alastair Cooke)128131311623
The Data Center Overlords (Tony Bourke)129100281611
Virtual Tech (Dan Fallon)130New331590
yoyoclouds (Yohan Wadia)131New401592
HyperVizor (Hany Michael)13227321584
Messaging-Virtualization (Andrey Pogosyan)133New291583
Run-virtual (Richard Garsthagen)134105351581
vNoob (Conrad Ramos)135163361582
Virtual Future (Sven Huisman)136153311572
Virtual Planet (Ricky El-Qasem)13797291553
vNugglets (Allen Crawford)138New331551
Deep Storage (Howard Marks)139New311540
Virtual Lifestyle (Joep Piscaer)140137381542
Virtual Insanity (S. Sauer/A. Sweemer)14172311520
Ray On Storage (Ray Lucchesi)14253331510
VMware Front Experience (Andreas Peetz)143162251497
VM Dude (Frederic Martin)144New311452
GestaltIT (Various)14534241412
Jonathan Medd's Blog14691301413
Peeters Online (Hugo Peeters)147161321400
Peacon Blog (James Pearce)148136261401
Double Cloud (Steve Jin)14967211391
Running-System (Andi Lesslhumer)150New211383
vXpress (Sunny Dua)151New311371
MY Vmware Blog (Jeremy Chivers)152New351360
Poshoholic (Kirk Munro)153116271351
The HyperAdvisor (Antone Heyward)154102301351
Hans De Leenheer155New211321
Gerbens Blog (G. Kloosterman)156173221311
Another Day In IT (Bobby Stampfle)157New281281
Dmitry's PowerBlog158New241280
Storagebod (Martin Glassborow)15982241271
Adventures in a Virtual World (Paul Grevink)160New271272
Aravind Sivaraman161New281260
Storage Soup (Tech Target)162New271260
VirtualClouds (Hugo Strydom)163New311250
Phil the Virtualizer (Philip Ditzel)164New281242
DiscoPosse (Eric Wright)165New201232
vmDK (Damian Karlson)16696331231
Virtual Bits & Bytes (Niels Engelen)167New271221
Everyday Virtualization (Rick Vanover)16890211221
The Eager Zero (Michael Stump)169New231193
Thankfully the RAID is Gone (G. Chapman)170New191191
The SAN Man (Archie Hendryx)171New211172
Stuart Radnidge172165281161
Virtualised Reality (Barry Coombs)17393251162
Robert van den Nieuwendijk's Blog174145221152
VMware Training & Certification (S. Vessey)17564301141
Andi Mann - Ubergeek17692231144
SOS Tech (Josh Andrews)177New231111
Tim's IT Blog (Tim Smith)178New241113
Virtual VCP (Rynardt Spies)17987241111
The Solutions Architect (Michael Letschin)180New211101 (Martijn Baecke)181164241100
Stu McHugh's Virtualisation Blog182New251052
Infoworld Virtualization Report (D. Marshall)183124181054
Virtualization Eh (Mark Achtemichuk)184New21990
VM/ETC (Rich Brambley)1854126970
Everything Virtual (Simon Davies)1868818973
Blue Gears (Edward Haletky)18713920960 (Sean Duffy)188New19960
Enterprise Admins (Brian Wuchner)18918317951
GeekSilver's Blog19018423950
Storage Tuning (Jamon Bowen)191New22950
Jume (Bouke Groenescheij)19215417940
Virtual Management (Marco Giuricin)193New21940
Ruptured Monkey (Nigel Poulton)1945517931
Juanma's Blog (Juan Manuel)1958117922
M80ARM - Virt. Warrior (Michael Armstrong)196New22920
Virtually Mike Brown (Mike Brown)197New27920
Cloud-Buddy (Bilal Hashmi)19813318911
Virtual SMB (Will Huber)19911519911
Blue Shift Blog (Kevin Kelling)20014820911
Orchestrate This! (Magnus Ullberg)201New18900
VMexplorer (Matt Mancini)20214216901 (Craig Waters)203New19891
VM Trooper (Trevor Roberts)204New18891
VM-Ice (Larus Hjartarson)205New19890
Default Reasoning (Marek Z)206New17881
VirtuallyLG (Lorenzo Galelli)20715521880
VMAdmin (Fletcher Cocquyt)208New25880 (Mourad)209New20870 (Andi Lesslhumer)2108921870
VMBulletin (Rick Schlander)21111118872
vPourchet (Valentin Pourchet)212New19861
VMware Admins (Eric Sarakaitis)21313222850
ITuda (Lieven D'hoore)214New14831
DeinosCloud (Didier Pironet)21518115831
It's Just Another Layer (Ian K.)21617517832
Cosonok's IT Blog (David Cookson)217New17810
I'm Tellin' Ya Now! (Mike Foley)218New19811
VM Admin (Andy Barnes)21911418791
Elastic Sky (Paul McSharry)220New15780 (Mario Mack)221New20770
VMwire (Hugo Phan)222New17771
Virtual Potholes (AJ Kuftic)223New16772
VMwise (Kanuj Behl)22416013762
Virtualization Buster (J. Franconi)22513411752
Virtually Speaking (Dan Kusnetzky)22615717710
VMnick (Nick Fritsch)227New15701
The Virtual Headline (Pete Del Rey)228New12662
vReality (Tomi Hakala)22918717650
Cloud Computing Infrastructure (Bill Carter)230New10610
Storage Nerve (Devang Panchigar)2314214600
Cloud Jock (Todd Mace)232New10591
Eprich (Paul Richards)23318611590
Eck Tech (Adam Eckerle)234New11560
Virtualizing the D.C. (Tony Wilburn)23517214550
InfoTech Consulting Blog (Yendis Lambert)236New13521
doOdzZZ's Notes (Abdullah Abdullah)237New11500
VMwarewolf (Richard Blythe)23817113470
TechProsaic (Hal Rottenberg)23912710471
Virtualization Information (S. Snowden)2401107443
Roger Lund IT/VMware Blog (Roger Lund)24117010350
SearchServerVirtualization Blog (Various)2428610350
Virtualization Team (Eiad Al-Aqqad)2431018250

And here are the top blog category winners…

Favorite Storage BlogVotes
Cormac Hogan319
Virtual Geek291
Virtual Storage Guy265
Around the Storage Block123
Hus Blog55
Stephen Foskett53
Jases Place45
Hans De Leenheer43
Wikibon Blog31
None of these listed here121
Favorite Scripting BlogVotes
Virtually Ghetto282
VM Dude65
Jonathan Medd42
Phil the Virtualizer36
Enterprise Admins34
Robert van den Nieuwendijk22
None of these listed here268
Favorite PodcastVotes
The CloudCast82
Get Scripting62
Virtualization Security Roundtable51
Data Center Insiders50
Adapting IT46
CloudViews Unplugged46
APAC Virtualization Roundtable31
None of these listed here371
Favorite New BlogVotes
Cormac Hogan343
Mike Laverick155
The IT Hollow79
Virtual Patel74
VMware & Veeam Blog67
My VMware Blog40
Another Day in IT30
Cloud Jock20
Aravind Sivaraman18
doOdzZZ's Notes9
None of these listed here265
Favorite Independent BloggerVotes
Wahl Network153
ESX Virtualization61
Erik Bussink34
Derek Seaman32
The Saffa Geek31
VM Dude26
Another Day in IT24
What Would Dan Do24
vCloud Info23
vInfrastructure Blog23
VMware & Veeam Blog21
By The Bell20
Virtual Aleph17
mwpreston dot net13
Robert van den Nieuwendijk13
Virtual Langer12
VMware Front Experience12
Enterprise Admins10
ValCo Labs8
Virtualised Reality8
Cloud Jock7
Default Reasoning7
Jonathan Medd6
My VMware Blog3
None of these listed here166

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And the results of the top blog voting are…

…you’ll have to wait a few days to find out. I’ve tabulated all the votes and applied points to the votes and have computed the results. We’ll announce the winners on a special vChat episode that we are recording on Friday with John Troyer and should be available on Monday. While you’re waiting here’s a few tidbits of information on this years voting:

  • There were over 1300 votes this year
  • 47% of the votes were from the US, next highest was 13% from the Netherlands followed by 6.5% from the UK and 3% from Germany
  • We had voters from 60 different countries including Mongolia, Uruguay, Slovakia, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Iceland, Estonia, Egypt, Bermuda and the Isle of Man
  • There are 243 blogs in the voting this year, last year there were 187
  • There were some fierce competition this year in the top 10, there were 8 position changes in the top 10
  • There were 7 blogs in the top 25 that were not in there in 2012
  • There were 13 blogs in the top 50 that were not in there in 2012
  • There were 4 blogs that were newcomers this year in the top 25
  • There were 9 blogs that were newcomers this year in the top 50
  • There is 1 blog new to the top 10
  • One blogger in the top 50 moved up 86 places from last year, another one moved up 110 places from last year

That’s it for now, tune in next week to see the full results and find out if Duncan can retain the crown for #1 blogger…


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Git-r-done – last chance to vote for top VMware blogs!

Voting closes at midnight tonight, so far the voting numbers have surpassed last years with almost 1,500 votes collected since the voting began. The results this year should definitely be interesting with newcomers like Cormac Hogan making a big splash. I’ll tabulate the results by applying weights to the votes and we’ll be ready to announce the results on a special vChat episode with John Troyer that we will record soon.

So if you haven’t voted yet, what are you waiting for, git-r-done!


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