[NOTE: this page is available at brianmadden.com/vendors]
As I wrote a few months ago, Gabe and I are tracking over 100 vendors in the desktop and application virtualization space. We’re trying to talk to all of them in 2009, and while that sounds crazy at first, I’ve already met with 47 of them in just under four months!
We discussed the best way to share this information with the readers of BrianMadden.com, and so far we’ve settled on something called a “Brian Dump,” which is like a brain-dump that I can quickly write after I sit down with the vendor. Unfortunately that plan hasn’t worked out too well, because I’ve only written one brain dump so far. The good news is that I have pages and pages of notes, so I’m going to try to catch up with the Brian Dumps over the next month or so, perhaps writing one each day in addition to the regular posts.
Anyway, Gabe and I are also struggling to figure out the best way to keep track of all these vendors and to share as much information as we can about each one. Ultimately it would be really cool to build a Crunchbase-style database, but that’s a lot of work and we’d need an intern or something to keep it up-to-date. In the meantime, we’ve been sharing an Excel spreadsheet via Dropbox, and we thought “Why not just make that public?”
So here it is:
We’re going to now use/edit/update this blog post to keep track of all the vendors that we cover. Specifically, we’re looking at:
- The actual list of vendors.
- The vendors where we’ve written a “Brian Dump”
- The vendors who have been on Brian Madden TV, either through a feature (where we chose to cover them) or via the Random Vendor of the Week drawing.
If you have any updates, suggestions, or thoughts about this, please share them below. Otherwise we’ll keep this up-to-date.
Here’s our current list, as of April 27, 2009:
|Atlantis Computing||Feb 18, 2009||Apr 9, 2009|
|Dell||Mar 26, 2009|
|Endeavors||Mar 26, 2009|
|Microsoft||Mar 5, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
|MokaFive||Apr 2, 2009|
|Parallels||Apr 23, 2009|
|Red Hat (Qumranet)|
|Symantec||Mar 12, 2009|
|Teradici||Apr 2, 2009|
|Terminal Services Log|
|Virtual App Factory|
|Virtual Computer||Apr 23, 2009|
|VMWare||Feb 26, 2009|
|Xenocode||Apr 9, 2009|