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Virtualization Review Ramps Up and Amps Up

Blogging, in a way, is the lifeblood of the virtualization community when it comes to information sharing (other than Virtualization Review in print, of course). More so than any other IT industry, blogging is the main way readers get informed about what's going on. I think it's because it's such a new field that the old methods just didn't take root as quickly.

Blogging is one of our key focuses here on the Website, too. And starting this week, we've got some very cool additions to our blogging efforts. We've got three new bloggers coming on board, which is going to upgrade our content substantially.

The first two bloggers write as one team. I'd like to welcome Nelson Ruest and Danielle Ruest, our "Virtual Architect" columnists, to the Virtualization Review blogosphere. If you follow their column and stories in print and online, you already know that they're two of the best in the business. Now they bring their insights on all manner of virtualization topics to our Website twice per week.

Our other new blogger is Rick Vanover, a prominent writer on virtualization topics for numerous Websites. Rick's new blog will be called "Everyday Virtualization," because that's what it's about; how to use virtualization every day in your job. Rick has written a number of articles for the magazine in the past, and I'm delighted to add his real-world, in-the-trenches take on virtualization to our lineup. Like Nelson and Danielle, he'll be blogging twice weekly.

In addition, Rick will be writing a monthly, online-only "how-to" column focusing on getting things done virtually. Rick works with this stuff everyday, and he'll be showing you, step-by-step, how to get the most out of your virtualization environment. You won't be able to find it anywhere else on the Web. I'll update you each time a new column comes out. One related note: Rick wrote the upcoming cover story for our February/March print edition, comparing raw hypervisor performance in a way you haven't seen before. It's going to be a must-read in the virtualization community.

Please join me in welcoming Dannielle, Nelson and Rick to our blogging family. It's going to be exciting!

Posted by Keith Ward on 02/02/2009 at 12:48 PM


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