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Jan 10 2011   10:36AM GMT

Desktop Virtualization Voices on Your Desktop

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Get your daily,  140-character dose of desktop virtualization with these evangelists, practitioners, and experts alike, compiled below as well as in our Virtualization Pros Twitter list. Don’t see your favorite name on the list? Add it in the comments or send me an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com! Not a Twitter person? No problem! Check out our list of top desktop virtualization blogs or SearchVirtualDesktop.com for meatier doses of the information you need.

@brianmadden: The brains and face behind BrianMadden.com, he and Gabe Knuth have been writing about desktop virtualization for over 13 years now. Type “desktop virtualization on twitter” into Google, and this is the guy you’ll see.

@GabeKnuth: Brian Madden’s right hand man is a respected voice on Citrix, VMware, Microsoft application and desktop virtualization.

@JoeJessen: A blogger over at VirtualizationPractice.com.

@SimonBramfitt: Former Gartner analyst who describes himself as a “disruptive influence and occasional blogger” who’s known to blog about desktop virtualization.

@drtritsch: A recent addition to AppSense, he specialized in Presentation and Desktop Virtualization during his time at Immidio.

@T_Rex_VDI: Chief Revenue Officer and Founder of Liquidware Labs, he’s an evangelist and kind of a legend when it comes to VDI.

@JimPeluso: Network administrator who enjoys introducing new technology to the higher ed institution where he works. Check out his list of desktop virtualization pros to follow on twitter.

@CharlesBeeler: General Partner at El Dorado Ventures, an early-stage, technology focused venture capital firm, suggests you follow these virtual desktop experts on Twitter.


We also called out to our Twitter followers for some suggestions, and @TechWebCasts suggested two of the top desktop virtualization speakers from BrightTALK:

@rachelchalmers: Research director at Infrastructure Computing for the Enterprise (ICE) and The 451 Group, where the focus is on virtualization, data center automation, and more.

@dustin_fennell: CIO of Scottsdale Community College who believes in “leveraging technology for teaching and learning.”

@RonOglesby: Chief Solutions Architect at Unidesk, recommended by independent tech PR person @betsykosheff.

@Michael_Keen: Business technologist and IT strategist who sends out updates on new in the IT industry and virtualization.

@chetan_: CTO & Founder of Atlantis Computing, Chetan Venkatesh was vouched for by some of the other virtualization pros on our list. Oh, and also by his impressive background.

@andreleibovici: Major overlook in the first draft of this list, Andre is a Senior Consultant at VMware and a virtualization and VDI blogger at My Virtual Cloud.


@Shanetech: From the folks over at Shanetech Consulting, where they’re excited and passionate about Citrix, VMware, XenServer.

@VDIcom: Virtualization vendor voted in the top 10 by CIO.

@XenDesktop: Citrix’s desktop virtualization solution.

@VMwareView: Tweets from the VMware View desktop virtualization team.

@harrylabana: CTO and VP of the Desktop Division at Citrix, Harry also blogs for their community blog.

@lakesidesoft: Recommended by Michael Keen, Lakeside Software delivers VDI assessment and planning and desktop solutions.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.

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