vExpert 2017 Announcements

Congratulations to those who have been recognised as vExperts and will be joining the group for the 2nd half of 2017!

https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/08/vexpert-2017-second-half-announcement.html

Also congratulations to existing vExperts who have been recognised as experts in the 2 sub categories – NSX and vSAN!

https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/08/vexpert-nsx-2017-award-announcement.html

https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/08/vexpert-2017-vsan-announcement.html

 

I’m fortunate enough to be once again considered as a vSAN vExpert for this year! =)

Voting now open for Top vBlog 2017!

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It’s that time of year again when the VMware community starts to cast their votes as to which blog should be crowned “Top vBlog” for 2017…!

This year Duncan Epping (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/) and Frank Denneman (http://frankdenneman.nl) have decided to withdraw their blogs from the voting, which is admirable as they both always feature in the top 5 (or #1 for the past 8 years in the case of Duncan!!). From what I’ve read, both wish that other people get the recognition as sometimes the voting is based on popularity rather than content.

Maybe there should be a hall of fame that the likes of Duncan and Frank could be inducted into?!? =)

Last year, much to my surprise, I ended up ranked #161.. if I’m honest I didn’t even think I would rank! Anyways, thanks to those who voted for me…. hopefully I’ll rank again this year… it’s always nice to be recognised by your peers, but blogging for me is a hobby as I’ve got a hectic work and family life (a 20mth baby takes up alot of time…).

Anyways, head along to vSphere-land to read more about the voting rules:
http://vsphere-land.com/news/voting-now-open-for-top-vblog-2017.html

If you’re looking for a list of all vBlogs, then head over to vLaunchPad:
http://thevpad.com/

Once you’re ready to cast your vote, head over to the voting site:
http://topvblog2017.questionpro.com/

And if you’re interested in last years results, then here they are:
http://vsphere-land.com/news/top-vblog-2016-full-results.html

Voting runs until the 30th June.

… and lastly, thanks again to Eric Siebert (http://vsphere-land.com) for running and managing the voting process and to Turbonomic (https://turbonomic.com) for once again sponsoring the whole event.

Yes, I know I’m a bit late with this announcement as voting opened on the 1st June… Unfortunately I’m on holiday and it’s been difficult trying to find decent network reception on the canals of Wales – it seems you can only get 4G network when you’re near a town… =(

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vExpert 2016 Award Announcement

Have to say I’m honoured to be accepted once again as a VMware vExpert for 2016….. Whilst it’s not an official certification or title, it’s nice to be recognised by VMware as someone who contributes to the wider community…. and although I’m not a hugely active person on the VMware community forums (due to having a very busy day job), I’ve always tried to blog about my experiences with VMware products and even help influence my work colleagues and clients with my enthusiasm of all things virtualisation!

One of my goals this year is to build up my company’s profile within VMware UK&I and help push the NSX & VSAN message to customers….. should be an interesting year ahead!

Here’s to another year of hard work! =)

http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2016/02/vexpert-2016-award-announcement.html

VMware vExpert 2015 Announced

Wow….. I’m actually pretty honoured to be accepted by VMware as a vExpert for 2015! http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2015/02/vexpert-2014-announcement-2.html

I guess this means I will have to work extra hard to come up with interesting blog posts to justify my acceptance into such a niche group!

I’ve dedicated quite a lot of effort into raising VMware’s profile within MTI the past year (culminating in our invitation to be a Premier Partner) and this is just the icing on the cake for such a long and tough year!

Roll on 2015……

Just need to work out how to increase the hits on my page…… maybe I should post some videos of cute kittens or sneezing pandas!?!