Contributors to SearchServerVirtualization

Current Contributors

  • Gary Audin

    Delphi Inc.

    Gary Audin has more than 40 years of computer, communications and security experience. He has planned, designed, specified, implemented and operated data, LAN and telephone networks. These have included local area, national and international networks as well as VoIP and IP convergent networks in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.

  • Kevin Beaver

    Principle Logic, LLC

    Kevin Beaver is an information security consultant, writer, professional, speaker and expert witness with Atlanta-based Principle Logic LLC.

  • Jeannette Beltran

  • Stephen J. Bigelow

    Senior Technology Editor

    Stephen J. Bigelow, senior technology editor in the Data Center and Virtualization media group, has more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the PC/technology industry.

  • Bridget Botelho

    Editorial Director

    Bridget Botelho joined TechTarget as a reporter in 2007 and has covered a variety of technologies and IT industry trends.

  • Ryann Burnett

    Site Editor

    Ryann Burnett is the Site Editor for

  • Stuart Burns


    Stuart Burns is a virtualization and Linux expert at a Fortune 500 company.

  • Christine Cignoli

    Senior Site Editor

    This is the contributor bio for TechTarget editor and writer Christine Cignoli.

  • Bill Claybrook

    New River Marketing Research

    Bill Claybrook is a marketing research analyst with over 35 years of experience in the computer industry.

  • Marissa Comeau

    Assistant Site Editor

    Marissa Comeau is an assistant site editor for SearchServerVirtualization and SearchVMware.

  • Alastair Cooke

    Alastair Cooke is a freelance trainer, consultant and blogger specializing in server and desktop virtualization.

  • Meredith Courtemanche

    Site Editor

    Meredith Courtemanche is the senior site editor for She edits tips and other content for the site, writes news stories and creates editorial guides.

  • George Crump

    Storage Switzerland

    George Crump is president of Storage Switzerland, an IT analyst firm focused on the storage and virtualization segments.

  • Anil Desai

  • Wolfgang Dietl

    Online Editor

  • Pierre Dorion

    Long View Systems

    Pierre Dorion is the Data Center Practice Director and a Senior Consultant with Long View Systems Inc. in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Howard Dyckoff

  • Alan R. Earls

    Alan R. Earls is a freelance writer focused on business and technology.

  • Mark Fontecchio

    News Director

    Mark Fontecchio is news director of the Business Applications and Architecture group at TechTarget.

  • Joseph Foran

    FSW, Inc.

    Joseph Foran is the IT director for Bridgeport, Conn.-based FSW, Inc., and principal at Foran Media, LLC.

  • Shayna Garlick

  • Robert Gates

    News writer

    Robert Gates joined TechTarget as a news writer for its Data Center and Virtualization Media Group in March 2015. He covers data centers, data center strategies, server technologies, converged and hyperconverged infrastructure and open source operating systems for SearchDataCenter. Prior to joining TechTarget, Robert was a local news reporter for several newspapers and websites, including, Gatehouse Media, Bennington Banner and Keene Sentinel. His work has also appeared in The Salem News and Boating Times New England. He graduated from St. Michael’s College in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Mass Communication. You can reach him at or on Twitter at @RBGatesTT

  • Bernard Golden


    Bernard Golden is a cloud computing expert with years of experience in the industry at Dell (Enstratius), HyperStratus, ActiveState and more.

  • Scott Gottesman

    Velocity Technology Solutions

  • Edward L. Haletky

    AstroArch Consulting

    Edward L. Haletky is the CEO of AstroArch Consulting Inc., providing virtualization, security, network consulting and development.

  • Keith Harrell

  • Craig Hatmaker

    Carlisle Carrier Corp

  • Jason Helmick

    Concentrated Tech

    Jason Helmick is a 25-year IT veteran and currently the senior technologist at Concentrated Tech.

  • Lauren Horwitz is an executive editor in the Business Applications and Architecture media group at TechTarget.

  • Adam Hughes

    Managing Editor

    Adam Hughes is the Managing Editor for Modern Infrastructure. He is also the News Editor for the Data Center & Virtualization and End User Computing Media Groups.

  • Trevor Jones

    News Writer

  • Brian Kirsch

    Milwaukee Area Technical College

    Brian Kirsch is an IT Architect and Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College, focusing primarily on the virtualization/storage environments.

  • Paul Korzeniowski

    Paul Korzeniowski is a freelance writer specializing in cloud computing technologies and issues, including big data analytics and cloud adoption trends.

  • Ryan Lanigan

    Assistant Site Editor

    Ryan Lanigan is the assistant site editor for

  • Rachel Lebeaux

    Senior Managing Editor

    Rachel Lebeaux is the senior managing editor for and

  • Clive Longbottom


    Clive Longbottom is the co-founder and service director at Quocirca and has been an ITC industry analyst for more than 15 years.

  • Scott Lowe

    The 1610 Group

    Scott Lowe is a former CIO and frequent contributor to TechTarget, TechRepublic and other IT publications.

  • Richard Luckett

    Learn IT Solution Group LLC

    Richard Luckett is a consultant and instructor specializing in messaging and unified communications. He's an MCT and Exchange MVP with expertise in Lync and Exchange servers.

  • Brian Madden covers desktop virtualization technologies and industry trends.

  • Nick Martin

    Executive Editor

    Nick Martin is Executive Editor for Modern Infrastructure

  • Dennis Martin


    Dennis Martin is the founder and President of Demartek, a computer industry analyst organization with its own on-site test lab.

  • Robert McFarlane

    Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC

  • Rob McShinsky

    Rob McShinsky is a senior systems engineer at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and has more than 15 years of experience in the industry -- including a focus on server virtualization since 2004.

  • Jim Metzler, Ph.D.

    Ashton, Metzler & Associates

    Dr. Jim Metzler is widely recognized as an authority on both network technology and its business applications.

  • Tom Nolle

    CIMI Corporation

    Tom Nolle is the president of CIMI Corporation, a strategic consulting firm specializing in telecommunications and data communications. Learn more about Tom Nolle.

  • Jim O'Reilly


  • Beth Pariseau

    Senior News Writer

    Beth Pariseau is the senior news writer for, part of the TechTarget network and Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • Bob Plankers

    Bob Plankers is a virtualization and cloud architect at a major Midwestern university. He is also the author of The Lone Sysadmin blog.

  • Brien Posey

    Brien Posey is a seven-time Microsoft MVP with two decades of IT experience. He has expertise in SharePoint collaboration administration and SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013.

  • Trevor Pott

    eGeek Consulting

    Trevor Pott is an IT consultant and network administrator in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His IT experience covers systems and network administration to help desk support.

  • Mike Preston


    Mike Preston is a virtualization expert and current co-leader of the Toronto VMUG. He's also the systems analyst at HPEDSB.

  • Alyssa Provazza

    Senior Managing Editor

    Alyssa Provazza is senior managing editor for TechTarget's Modern Mobility e-zine and End-User Computing Media Group. Previously at TechTarget, Alyssa was the site editor for and

  • Margaret Rouse

    Margaret Rouse writes for and manages, TechTarget’s IT encyclopedia and learning center.

  • Walker Rowe

    Walker Rowe is a freelance writer based in Chile.

  • Rhiana Ruiz

  • Ed Scannell

    Senior Executive Editor

    Ed Scannell is a Senior Executive Editor of TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • Margie Semilof

    Editorial Director

    Margie Semilof is the editorial director for TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • Nirmal Sharma

    Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking.

  • Robert Sheldon

    Robert Sheldon, technical consultant and freelance technology writer, has written numerous books, articles and training materials.

  • Ryan Shopp

  • Larry E. Smith, Jr.

    Monster Solutions.Net LLC

  • Jan Stafford

    Executive Editor

    As executive editor, Jan Stafford plans and oversees strategy and operations for TechTarget's Application Development Editorial Team.

  • Colin Steele

    Editorial Director

    Colin Steele is associate editorial director of TechTarget's End-User Computing Media Group.

  • Dan Sullivan

    Dan Sullivan is an author, systems architect, and consultant with over 20 years of IT experience. He creates tips and advice about cloud computing.

  • Ed Tittel

    Ed Tittel has worked for over 30 years as a software developer and development manager, a networking consultant, a trainer and course developer, and a technical evangelist for several companies.

  • Keith Townsend

    Keith Townsend is the principal of The CTO Advisor LLC and founder of with more than 15 years of related experience designing, implementing and managing data center technologies.

  • Sander Van Vugt

    Sander van Vugt is an independent technology trainer and consultant based in the Netherlands.

  • Rick Vanover

    Veeam Software

  • Mark Vaughn

    Mark Vaughn has more than 15 years of experience in IT as a Unix administrator, developer, Web hosting administrator, IT manager and enterprise architect.

  • Archana Venkatraman

    Datacentre Editor

    Archana Venkatraman is the former Datacentre Editor for Computer Weekly.

Past Contributors