It’s been a wild ride these past couple of years trying to keep up with the fast pace at which virtualization has been moving. The blogging community has really exploded in the past year with many new bloggers coming on the scene sharing their knowledge and experience. Social networking websites like Twitter have brought a lot of us together in ways that were previously not possible. As a result, I have made many new friends in virtualization and look forward to making many more.

First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge some of my closest friends in the virtualization community. This includes Ken Cline, a technical reviewer on this book whose vast knowledge and experience continually make me feel like a newbie. Also, some ...

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