My name is David Marshall. I am a VMware vExpert 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and the author of "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Datacenter" Published by CRC Press, ISBN: 1420070274, and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Datacenter" Published by Auerbach Publishing. ISBN: 0849339316. I was also the Technical Editor of "Virtualization for Dummies" Published by Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-470-14831-0 and the Technical Editor of "VMware VI3 For Dummies" Published by Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-470-27793-5.
VMblog.com is dedicated to spreading the word about virtualization, and hopes to keep the masses informed about all the latest trends, technologies, and news that relates to virtualization and cloud computing.
The Web site was launched as a project to keep track of what was going on within the IT industry - specifically, within the virtualization space. Virtualization is a subject that I have been interested in and involved with since around 1999. My interest in the subject started when I began using VMware Workstation and Connectix virtualization products at home. This interest helped spawn a successful career that allowed me to leverage my expertise in the virtualization space. Early on, I was able to work closely with VMware software engineers as they designed VMware ESX Server. Using ESX Server while in its Alpha stage, the endless possibilities of what server virtualization could do and accomplish quickly became obvious. And so embarked a career that allowed me to help implement a number of virtualization solutions for numerous Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies.
The hope was and is that this site can help the IT community serve as a resource of information for everything concerning Virtualization. The site hopes to accomplish this task by posting information related to topics such as the following:
- Application Virtualization
- Cloud Computing (DaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc.)
- Desktop Virtualization (VDI)
- Intel VT and AMD-V
- Microsoft Hyper-V
- Network Virtualization and SDN
- Physical to Virtual (P2V) Migration
- Server Virtualization
- Storage Virtualization
- User Virtualization
- VMware vSphere, vCenter, Workstation, Player, ACE
- Virtual Machine Automation, Management Applications, Tools and Utilities
- Virtualization Scripts and Procedures
- Virtualization Technologies
- Virtualization News, Books, and Resources
New virtualization products are appearing all the time. And now with additional growing areas such as Cloud Computing, things are continuing to heat up. And as new companies and technologies appear, we hope to bring you more information about it on this site.
I invite your comments and feedback.