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Jan 13 2011   6:59AM GMT

The IT Blog Top 10: January 13, 2011

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

This week’s IT blog top 10 has some great reads for when a snow day wreaks VPN havoc.

1. We’re getting pummeled by them at IT Knowledge Exchange headquarters, but still Microsoft and VMware demand: To the cloud!

2. Want to know what IT managers have as top priority going into the new year? TechTarget’s survey reveals that server virtualization tops 2011 IT priorities.

3. Though it doesn’t seem as though Microsoft can afford anymore setbacks on the virtualization front, Colin Steele still found himself reporting on Bob Muglia leaving Microsoft this week.

4. Mrdenny offers more of his spot-on insight: Let’s get session state out of the database and into memory where it belongs.

5. Get your daily 140-character dose of desktop virtualization with evangelists, practitioners and experts alike, compiled at the IT Watch Blog by yours truly: Desktop Virtualization Voices on Your Desktop.

6. Excited about EMC’s product launch next week? Get some of the dirt while you wait from Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo on whether EMC is finally ready to consolidate Clariion, Celerra midrange platforms.

7. Protect yourself in the new year with updates from Security Bytes on Panda Labs Security’s finds: Rogue antivirus skyrockets, Trojans continue to dominate.

8. Is the sky expanding above Asia? Carl Brooks reports, Asia cloud driven by broadband, poised to grow.

9. Everyone loves a contest, like IT Knowledge Exchange’s newest iPad contest.

10. Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo wraps up this week’s top 10: Panasas ponders iSCSI, looks to follow Isilon path.

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

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