Category: vEXPERT

From Bangkok with love

Hello John, thank you for your support to the VMware community and for everything you do. It is just too much to start listing it down here. I just wanted to thank you and wish you the best birthday ever.

The Importance of People Like John Troyer

 Many companies employ people to run their social media, but very few employ technically competent, truly community focused individuals. I had been following John Troyer for a while on Twitter and then had the pleasure of meeting him and his wife (@dailykat) at the VMworld 2010 Tweet Up. It was great to finally put a …

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Thanks for the vExpert 2011 award

It’s a bit hard to believe, but this year I was honored to receive the vExpert award again. It’s a real privilege and a tremendous honor that John Troyer and his team have even considered adding me to his magic list of VMware vExperts. For me personally, the reason I’m involved with the community is …

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Three out of Four ain’t bad

I think it is awesome that three of the four regular contributors to planetVM are now vEXPERTS.  Wil van Antwerpen and myself were awarded our third consequetive award for which we are rightly honoured and humbled.  but at last Jane Rimmer has received the recognition that she deserves.  I have been reminded of a conversation …

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The Privilege of being honoured as a vExpert 2011

Having been remiss recently of writing a blog post for the marketing section of, the recent tranche of vExpert announcements has compelled me to write this post! I am a bit of an anomaly (don’t all agree at once!), in that I am not an uber-geek and more technophobe than technophile – therefore I …

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Honoured and proud to be vEXPERT 2011

It is with a sense of humbleness that I announce my membership of this years tranche of vEXPERTs I am still stunned to receive this honour, and especially so, as this is the 3rd time I have received it. I would like to thank John and his team of happy helpers for all the work …

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Virtual Thoughts the rebirth

Like all good remakes this is best served cold. After a hiatus of several months TheVirutalizationPractice are pleased to bring back to life the Virtual Thoughts podcast. is the Hypervisor being pushed into hardware, why/why not? So add the time and date into your calendar and join the Analysts of the VirtualizationPractice for an hour …

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vEXPERT 2010

Well the wait is finally over and this years awards have been announced, well most of them. there is a second tranche on Monday due to John and the voting team running out of time. I am pleased and very honoured to have been awarded the status for the second year. I would like to …

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