Eric has released his latest top 25 virtualisation based bloggers list, As I expected PlanetVM has dropped out of the top 25 but there has been a lot of fresh blood in there. The top 25 welcomes at last William Lam and Luc Dekens. I willingly give way for those luminaries.
Now everybody has been printing the list but I thought I would do something different, as we know there has been a lot of land grab by EMC and VMware in the blogosphere since the last list was published so I thought I would see who has moved and where. you have to love Linkedin.com
As you can see out of the top 25 Blogs 13 of them are run by EMC or VMware employees, this is compared to 5 in the last list, in my opinion this is not a good thing as it prevents diversity. we all know that ESX is the best hypervisor in the marketplace, however where are the competitive views, diversity is being stifled.
Those that have moved will say that their blogs are still independent, however how many NetApp posts has Scott and Rick done since they moved. Both Scott and Rick used to post a lot of very interesting pieces about NetApp technology,
It is good that people are getting on and profiting from their hard work when blogging, but if this trend for land grabbing continues then blogosphere will be a worse place for it.
I am beginning to wonder if EMC and VMware have a policy of hiring the top bloggers to remove any chance of competitive information being given out.
It will be interesting to see how many are working for the big two in the next list.
|Yellow Bricks||Duncan Epping||VMware||VMware|
|Virtual Geek||Chad Sakac||EMC||EMC|
|Scott Lowe||Scott Lowe||EMC||ePlus|
|RTFM Education||Mike Laverick||Independent||Independent|
|Frank Denneman||Frank Denneman||VMware||Independent|
|vSphere-land||Eric Siebert||Boston Market||Boston Market|
|Virtualization Evangelist||Jason Boche||Thompson Reuters||Wells Fargo|
|Gabe’sVirtual World||Gabrie van Zanten||Open Line||Logica|
|The SLOG||Simon Long||VMware||Carrenza|
|Virtual Storage Guy||Vaughn Stewart||NetApp||NetApp|
|Pivot Point||Scott Drummonds||EMC||VMware|
|VMware Tips||Rick Scherer||EMC||San Diego Data Processing Corporation|
|vReference||Forbes Guthrie||Teck Resources||Lululemon Athletica|
|LucD Notes||Luc Dekens||Eurocontrol||Eurocontrol|
|Mike D’s Blog||Mike D Pertillio||VMware||VMware|
|ESX Virtualization||Vladan Seget||Omicrone||Omicrone|
|Virtually Ghetto||William Lam||SalesForce.com||Yahoo!|