Over 1300 people have voted already for their favorite VMware & virtualization blogs. So if you haven’t voted yet then Git-r-done and don’t miss your chance to win some great prizes courtesy of Veeam while showing the bloggers some love. Voting will close at the end of the day on 3/14.
I’ve been collecting links on VSAN as part of my huge vSphere 5.5 link collection and since they are so many I’ve split them out onto their own page and categorized them to make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for. With VSAN set to launch anytime now you’ll want to read everything you can about it so you can start using it. Bookmark this page as it will be continually updated as more links become available every day.
I’ve been hosting the top virtualization blog voting for several years and each year I come across a few inspiring bloggers that try and work the voting system to get their blog ranked as high as possible. This results in dozens and sometimes hundreds of votes that hurt the other legitimate bloggers out there. While this is a popularity contest, it’s aimed at voters who actually read blogs and can judge them based on what they read. It is not a general popularity contest for people who think vMotion is a V-Tech game and have no clue what virtualization is. The voter pool should be your blog readers and not all your family and friends and everyone else you know on Facebook. However if your grandma does know what a vSwitch is by all means have her vote.
What’s an obvious sign of a suspicious vote? When all 10 blog selections include your blog and the 9 alphabetically that come after it and your blog is ranked #1. Repeat this over and over and over with many of them coming from the same IP address and the suspicious votes clearly stand out. I’ve been doing this long enough to know what a legitimate vote looks like and if I have to look at every single vote by hand to make sure the votes are legitimate I will. Fortunately my survey tool collects a lot of data on voters such as their city, country, IP address, referring URL and more to help make it easier to spot suspicious votes. I then delete any vote that looks suspicious and will have a negative impact on the results of the survey.
You may be a good blogger but don’t expect that you’re going to become popular overnight. It typically takes years for you to get noticed and gather a good following. You can accelerate that by putting in a lot of dedication and hard work, not by trying to stuff a ballot box with bogus #1 votes to try and shoot up the blogging rankings faster. If you want to see how it’s done properly ask Chris Wahl, Derek Seaman, Michael Webster, Mike Preston, Marco Broeken and Cormac Hogan who put in hard work and it paid off for them. Try blogging with integrity and don’t try and cheat the system at the expense of your fellow bloggers. If you work hard at it, it will come on its own, it may take some time but the rewards will be better than if you tried to force it and ended up with a ranking that you didn’t deserve.
Infinio just announced general availability of Infinio Accelerator v1.2 which features support for VMware vSphere 5.5. If you haven’t heard of Infinio you should definitely check them out, their Accelerator product is a pretty slick solution for NAS storage that can give you a big boost in performance by using local host RAM as a storage cache. They offer a free trial version but if you’d like to use it in your lab they are giving away free licenses to the first 100 people that complete this survey.
There is a ton of work that goes into maintaining my websites, I have to gather and sort through lots of links and information, organize it and publish it. In addition the annual top blog voting contest is no small effort either and involves a ton of work collecting data, building forms, processing data, updating websites, building surveys and much more. From start to finish this usually takes at least 30-40 hours of my time.
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Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud. Zerto won Best of Show at VMworld 2011, as well as 2011 Product of the Year Gold Award because our software, Zerto Virtual Replication, is the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for tier-one applications. Zerto Disaster Recovery solutions replace traditional array-based BCDR that was not built to deal with virtual environments. Zerto recently launched a new version (3.1) of Zerto Virtual Replication that you can find out more about here.
Infinio Accelerator lets you separate performance from capacity. For a fraction of the price of hardware-based products, Accelerator offers a software-only solution that extends the performance life of the NAS you already have. Accelerator is a virtual appliance that uses server-side caching to minimize the I/O traffic load on central storage. Infinio Accelerator won a “Best of VMworld” award, being named a Finalist in the Best New Technology category. I recently recorded a webinar for Infinio on right-sizing storage for virtual environments that you might find interesting. They also have another webinar available on 5 ways to get better performance from NAS-Backed VMs as well as a great technical video series on content-based caching.
Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level data protection, offers the #1 all-in-one backup solution for virtual, physical and cloud. Building on over 20 years of industry firsts, Unitrends continues to lead the market. Unitrends is used by IT professionals for backup of their virtual and physical servers and for performing disaster recovery to remote locations or to private or public cloud. Unitrends not only continues to set the standard in virtual and physical server data protection, but its US-based support team boasts a 99% customer satisfaction rate, further reinforcing its reputation for quality. Unitrends recently acquired PHD Virtual, another leading backup company for VMware environments and is kicking off a fundraising effort to support the Special Olympics.
StratoGen is a leading VMware hosting provider with award winning cloud platforms in the US, UK and Asia. From single virtual machines to dedicated private clouds, StratoGen delivers a powerful yet cost effective cloud hosting solution. The StratoGen Cloud is engineered from the ground up to be extremely dynamic and resilient, allowing you to add more servers or resources instantly. StratoGen hosted VMware services include a 100% uptime service level guarantee. The StratoGen Cloud can be seamlessly integrated with any on-site VMware infrastructure you may have, offering a “single pane” management console for both your hosted and on-site resources. StratoGen offers a wide range of hosted solutions for VMware environments including Hosted Desktops, Disaster Recovery, VMware Image Hosting and VMware Hosting.
SolarWinds mission has been to provide purpose-built products that are designed to make IT professionals jobs easier. SolarWinds was built by network and systems engineers who know what it takes to manage today’s dynamic IT environments. SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V capacity planning, performance monitoring, VM sprawl control, configuration management, and chargeback automation; all in one awesomely affordable product that’s easy to download, deploy, and use. SolarWinds believes you should try their software before you buy and we offer free trials that deliver full product functionality. Be sure and try out a free trial of Virtualization Manager so you can find out what you’re missing that vCenter Server can’t provide.
VMTurbo delivers an intelligent workload management solution providing service assurance and infrastructure efficiency for cloud and virtualized environments. With an emphasis on prevention, VMTurbo delivers an intelligent and automated control plane for cloud and virtualized datacenters. It closes the loop between collecting data and controlling the environment – enabling administrators to automate management of dynamic virtualized environments to ensure service levels, while maximizing efficiency. Easy to deploy and simple to administer, VMTurbo Operations Manager assures application performance, operational efficiency and optimal resource utilization. VMTurbo recently released a new version (4.5) of their Operations Manager product and offers a free 30-day trial so you can experience first-hand a smarter approach to virtualization management.
Veeam is Modern Data Protection that is built for Virtualization and the Cloud. Their customers understand that virtual environments bring unique challenges. That’s why more than 73,000 customers chose Veeam to protect over 4 million VMs. Our powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions help solve virtualization challenges - making Veeam the perfect fit for the modern datacenter. Veeam Backup & Replication delivers innovative VMware backup, Hyper-V backup, recovery and replication. This #1 VM Backup solution helps organizations meet RPOs and RTOs, save time, eliminate risk and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Veeam has won 55 awards including Product of the Year for 2013 that serve to validate their success in the virtualization industry. Be sure and download their free tool for VMware and Hyper-V backup and also check out the Veeam Community podcast.
Information security breaches are in the news a lot these days, but for many companies security doesn’t get the attention it deserves, until something bad happens. Let’s face it, implementing better security in a data center is a pain in the ass and inconveniences everyone from administrators to end users. Better security doesn’t make anyone’s job easier and as a result everyone tends to be resistant to it. But the reality is that unless you want to end up in the newspaper headlines you have to do it, and not just make a half-ass effort at it, you need to do it right and you also need to stay vigilant at it. Security isn’t something you do once and you’re done, it’s an ongoing job that requires discipline, time and effort to do.
Implementing virtualization makes security a more difficult job, not only do you have to secure the physical side of your data center but you also have to secure the virtual side. In a traditional non-virtualized environment implementing security was much simpler, adding virtualization to the mix makes it much more difficult and complicated as there are many more attack vectors that you need to protect. You would probably notice someone carrying a physical server out of your data center, but in a virtual environment whole servers can leave your data center in someones pocket, without them even entering your data center.
I did an article a while back for Tech Target, “How To Steal a VM in 3 Easy Steps” that described a simple scenario on how someone could make copy a VM and carry it home with them on a flash drive. From there they could easily power it on in their own environment and access the OS, applications and data on it. To prevent this you need to start by following security best practices for virtualization and make sure you understand where the weak points are in your virtual environment and secure them properly.
The ESXi hypervisor has good built-in security but it’s easy to change settings to make administration easier that results in weakening it and opening up attack points into your virtual environment. VMware has just updated their Security of the vSphere Hypervisor white paper which provides a good overview of the security things that you need to know in vSphere, definitely give this a read. There are also a number of very good 3rd party virtualization security products from vendors like Catbird and HyTrust that can help provide an additional layer of security and monitoring to improve the security of your virtual environment. Also check out some of the security resources below:
- Security of the VMware vSphere Hypervisor - Good high-level overview of how ESXi security architecture and controls address common concerns in the security community regarding virtualization
- VMware Security Hardening Guides - Step by step guides specific to each vSphere version that provide prescriptive guidance for customers on how to deploy and operate VMware products in a secure manner
- vSphere 5.5 Security - Official documentation from VMware for vSphere 5.5 that covers securing all areas of a vSphere environment
- Security Compliance in a Virtual World - RSA Security Brief with contributing authors from VMware (Stephen Herrod/Charu Chaubal) that covers the challenges of security compliance in virtual environments
- Virtualization Security and Best Practices - PowerPoint presentation from Rob Randall at VMware, it’s a bit old but the concepts still apply today
- PCI DSS Virtualization Guidelines - Provides supplemental security guidance on the use of virtualization technologies in cardholder data environments
- VMware Solution Guide for Payment Card Industry (PCI) - VMware specific security guidelines to address PCI Compliance standards
- Verizon Enterprise 2013 Data Breach Report - Great report that shows where and how most corporate data breaches occur and what types of victims are typically targeted
- Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground - Great book into the mindset and methods of cyber-criminals
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There are over 300 blogs dedicated to VMware and virtualization, here’s your chance to pick your favorites and determine the top blogs. The last voting was a year ago and new bloggers are springing up every month. When casting your votes please keep the following in mind about the blogs.
- Longevity - Anyone can start a blog but it requires dedication, time & effort to keep it going. Some bloggers start a blog only to have it fall to the wayside several months later. Things always come up in life but the good bloggers keep going regardless of what is happening in their life.
- Length - It’s easy to make a quick blog post without much content, nothing wrong with this as long as you have good content in the post that people will enjoy. But some bloggers post pretty long detailed posts which takes a lot of time and effort to produce. The tip of the hat goes to these guys that burn the midnight oil trying to get you some great detailed information.
- Frequency - Some bloggers post several times a week which provides readers with lots of content. This requires a lot of effort as bloggers have to come up with more content ideas to write about. Frequency ties into length, some do high frequency/low length, some do low frequency/high length, some do both. They’re all good and require a lot of time and effort on the bloggers part.
- Quality - It all comes down to whats in the blog post regardless of how often or how long the blog posts are. After reading a blog post if you come away with learning something that you did not previously know and it benefits you in some way then you know you are reading a quality post. Good quality is usually the result of original content, its easy to re-hash something previously published elsewhere, the good bloggers come up with unique content or put their own unique spin on popular topics.
So please take all this into account when casting your votes, here are some more details on the voting:
- You can pick 10 of your favorite blogs and also rank them in your order of preference after you pick your 10. The results will be weighted with #1 ranking getting 10 points and #10 rankings getting 1 point. Point totals will be tabulated and from them the top 50 will be determined.
- Blogs are listed on the ballot in alphabetical order, the current top 50 blogs are highlighted with their current ranking in parentheses, the current top 10 are also bolded so they stand out. So please go through the whole list when making your choices (Duncan ended up on the bottom).
- Again this year we also having voting in special categories to help distinguish certain types of blogs. The choices of which blogs to include in the categories was the result of this survey and my best guessing. I did cut down on some of the categories this year to keep it simple. The categories are independent of the general voting so first pick and rank your top 10 overall favorite blogs and then choose your favorite blog in each category.
- Voting will run until 3/17, afterwards the results will be determined and announced on a special live podcast with myself, Simon Seagrave, David Davis, Rick Vanover and John Troyer.
- Duplicate vote protection is enabled, we’ll be using geolocation, IP addresses & cookies to protect against duplicate votes. This isn’t Chicago, please be honest and fair when voting, any suspicious votes will be tossed.
- If you are not familiar with a blog you can click on it in the survey to view it or use my vLaunchpad to see links to them all. Try not to pick blogs based just on names but also take content into account. There are a lot of good blogs currently not in the top 50 that deserve to be there.
This year we will be doing drawings for some great prize giveaways courtesy of Veeam that include Nexus tablets, iWatches, headphones and more. Anyone that votes for the top blogs is eligible to win one of the prizes. In addition any blogger that makes the top 50 blog list is eligible to win prizes. Winners will be determined by a random drawing and announced on a special live results podcast after the voting ends.
So what are you waiting for, head on over and take the survey to cast your ballot and reward the best bloggers for their hard work and dedication by letting them know that you appreciate them.
In case you hadn’t heard, VMware has become the soup nazi at their annual Partner Exchange (PEX) conference telling both Veeam and Nutanix and probably more I’m sure, thanks but no thanks, we don’t want you at our partner conference. While it’s understandable that VMware would not want vendor’s like Microsoft, Oracle & Citrix at their conference, they’ve started excluding more vendors that have any type of conflict of interest with VMware products.
VMware walks a fine line these days as they compete with just about any vendor that makes software products for the data center and they also compete with most hardware vendors as well. When it comes to hardware VMware prefers you to buy dumb hardware and let their software layer handle the intelligence of the hardware. The reality of it is, VMware really competes with almost every hardware and software and even cloud vendor out there, some more so than others but the way it is, it’s VMware versus all comers for world domination in the data center.
This wasn’t always the case, a long time ago in a data center far far away, server virtualization was in its infancy and VMware was a little known company that was selling a disruptive technology that would go against the grain of the traditional data center. Back then VMware sold very few products, basically a hypervisor (ESX) and a server to manage it (VirtualCenter). As server virtualization took off and started to become more popular a huge 3rd party ecosystem grew as vendors sprung up to fulfill the needs caused by this new and unconventional shift in the data center.
There were needs in almost every area including security, backup & recovery, management, automation, monitoring and much more. These 3rd party products complemented VMware’s hypervisor and made it stronger and just like Apple and their dominance with 3rd party apps, was a combination that was hard to beat. Then as virtualization took off VMware started branching out, making acquisitions to expand their line-up to fill in the gaps that 3rd party products used to fulfill for them.
If you look at the sponsor list for PEX this year and take out the big five that VMware can’t afford to exclude, the rest looks almost like a line-up for a minor league baseball team. It’s a shame that VMware would start shutting the door as they have many great loyal partners that have helped carry them over the years. I know PEX is a different type of conference and you have both partners and re-sellers there but if VMware is tightening down on who can be at PEX, are they going to start doing the same thing at VMworld?
It’s a shame that Veeam won’t be at PEX this year, they are one of the companies that rode the coat tails of virtualization and have become a huge success as a result. While it’s VMware’s conference and they have every right to pick and choose who can be there, it’s definitely a sign that VMware has gotten to the point that they really don’t need to rely on their partners as much as they have in the past.
It’s time to do the annual top blog voting, last year we had over 1,300 votes that shaped the top 50 list that is published on my vLaunchPad. Just like last year in addition to the traditional top 50 voting I’m opening it up to allow voting in specific categories as well to help distinguish certain types of blogs. To do this I have created a survey to allow you to nominate your blog or website for one of the categories that I have defined if your blog fits one or more of the categories, if it does not then don’t nominate it as all blogs on the vLaunchpad will automatically be included in the general top blog voting.
This survey is not the general voting poll for the top VMware/virtualization blogs, this survey is only to nominate your blog for certain categories if it fits. Once the nominations are collected I will open the polls for voting for the top blogs where voters will be able to rate their top 10 blogs and also vote in each of the categories.
You should only nominate your own blog/website, these nominations will be used to populate the category choices when voting opens. If your blog doesn’t fit one of these categories then do not nominate it, all blogs on the vLaunchpad will automatically be included in the general top blog voting. If your blog is not currently listed on the vLaunchPad use this form to let me know. The categories that can be voted on are:
- Best Storage Blog (Must have good percentage of posts be Storage related)
- Best Networking Blog (Must have good percentage of be Networking related)
- Best Cloud Blog (Must have good percentage of posts be Cloud related)
- Best VDI/End-user Computing Blog (Must have good percentage of posts be VDI/EUC related)
- Best Scripting Blogger (Must have good percentage of posts be Scripting related)
- Best News & Information Website (No blogs)
- Best podcast (Audio or video podcasts)
- Best official VMware Blog (Blogs part of VMware’s website)
- Best Videos used in a Blog (Must have produced a good percentage of videos)
- Best New Blog (Blog started in 2013)
- Best Independent Blogger (Can’t work for VMware or a hardware/software vendor)
So head on over to the survey and nominate your blog or website, the survey will be open until 2/12. Once it closes I will use the nominations to build the survey for the top blog voting which will begin shortly afterwards.
I’ve added about 50 new blogs to my vLaunchpad but I’m sure there are some that I’ve missed. Every year I get emails from bloggers after the voting starts wanting to be added but once it starts its too late as it messes up the ballot. So if you’re not listed on the vLaunchpad, here’s your last chance to get listed. Please use this form and give me your name, blog name, blog URL, twitter URL & RSS URL. I have received a few entries after I updated it that I need to add, they are Horizon Flux, Virtually Benelovent, Filip Verloy, Virtualization Express and Mike Tabor. So hurry on up so the voting can begin, the nominations for voting categories will be opening up very soon.
Before we kick off the next round of top blog voting I thought I’d post a retrospect on how the top blog voting started and also comparing the voting results over the years.
2008 - The beginning
Many years ago I used to do a lot of top 10 lists on specific topics such as “The Top 10 things you must read about Storage for vSphere” that would list the best documents and blog posts to read on the internet that are related to that topic. One day I decided to do one on some of the best VMware related blogs on the internet, back then blogging was nowhere near as popular as it is today and the number of blogs devoted to VMware & virtualization was in the dozens instead of in the hundreds as it is today. I put together my first top 10 list on VMware blogs back in 2008, here’s what the original one looked like on my old vmware-land.com website:
2009 - The first public voting
In 2009 I decided to open it up to have others decide who the top VMware bloggers were by having a public voting form where they could choose their favorite bloggers. Again back then their were nowhere near the blogs that there are today so I only published the top 10 results. We had a total of around 350 people voting for the first year.
2010 - Blogging starts to get popular
In 2010 the voting became a lot bigger as blogging was starting to become more popular. On the ballot that year were 66 blogs so I expanded the top 10 to the top 25 so more blogs could be recognized. The number of people voting for the blogs doubled with over 700 votes cast. Instead of just publishing the results of the voting I put together a presentation to announce the winners.
2011 - The top 25 blogger countdown with Casey Kasem
In 2011 more and more blogs showed up to raise the total on the ballot to 115. This time we had almost 900 votes cast and to do something different and a bit more fun than just posting the results we announced them on a video podcast (vChat episode) with Simon and David and also John Troyer as a special guest. I also wanted to be able to give something back to the blogger community so as an added bonus I was able to get Stephen Herrod to record a special video to recognize the blogger community and their contributions to VMware.
2012 - Putting bloggers into categories
In 2012 the blogs continued to pile up with jumping to 187 and the number of people voting climbed as well with almost 1200 votes. As the top 25 doesn’t change all that much from year to year I wanted to do more to help recognize some of the bloggers that might get lost in the numbers. For the first time I started having specific voting categories for areas like storage bloggers, independent bloggers, podcasts and more. This helped refine the results beyond the simple voting positions to highlight bloggers in different areas. Also due to the sheer number of bloggers I also started publishing the top 50 blogs on the vLaunchpad instead of the top 25. Once again we recorded a vChat episode with John Troyer to announce the results.
2013 - Holy crap there are a lot of blogs
In 2013 the number of blogs increased to 243, that’s an amazing number, where else have you ever seen that amount of blogs dedicated to a specific technology or product. It really validates both the passion for the technology and the community that VMware has built around themselves thanks to people like John Troyer. This year the number of people voting continued to climb to around 1300. Once again I included categories in the voting results and we also announced the results on a vChat episode.
2014 - You’re going to need a bigger boat
For the upcoming voting we once again have a lot more blogs, I added at least 50 new ones recently to the vLaunchpad which should push the number of blogs to vote for close to 300. With the big increase in blogs I may have to increase my top blogger list on the vLaunchpad from the top 50 to the top 100. We’ll be starting up soon in a few weeks so stay tuned.
- 2013 Top Blogger results - 243 blogs, 1300 votes
- 2012 Top Blogger results - 187 blogs, 1200 votes
- 2011 Top Blogger results - 115 blogs, 860 votes
- 2010 Top Blogger results (full results) - 66 blogs, 700 votes
- 2009 Top Blogger results - 350 votes
- 2008 Top 10 Blogs that VMware administrators must read
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
#1 Yellow Bricks Yellow Bricks Yellow Bricks Yellow Bricks Yellow Bricks
#2 Scott Lowe blog Virtual Geek Virtual Geek Scott Lowe blog Frank Denneman blog
#3 Virtual Geek Scott Lowe blog Scott Lowe blog NTPro.nl Scott Lowe blog
#4 NTPro.nl NTPro.nl NTPro.nl Virtual Geek NTPro.nl
#5 RTFM Education RTFM Education RTFM Education Frank Denneman blog Virtual Geek
#6 VM/ETC Virtualization Evangelist Frank Denneman blog RTFM Education Virtually Ghetto
#7 Virtualization Evangelist VM/ETC vSphere-land Virtu-al Mike Laverick
#8 Gabe's Virtual World Gabe's Virtual World Virtualization Evangelist Virtually Ghetto Virtu-al
#9 Virtualization Pro Virtual Storage Guy Virtu-al Virtualization Evangelist Cormac Hogan
#10 Mike D's Blog Virtu-al Gabe's Virtual World vSphere-land vSphere-land
#11 Virtualization Pro The SLOG The SLOG Virtualization Evangelist
#12 vCritical Hypervizor Virtual Storage Guy Wahl Network
#13 VMware Tips VMGuru.nl vReference Virtual Storage Guy
#14 Frank Denneman blog TechHead LucD My Virtual Cloud
#15 The VM Guy Virtual Storage Guy Gabe's Virtual World LucD
#16 Planet VM vCritical Nickapedia ESX Virtualization
#17 The SLOG Pivot Point My Virtual Cloud Datacenter Dude
#18 VMGuru.nl VMware Tips TechHead Stephen Foskett
#19 Mike D's blog vReference VMGuru.nl Gabe's Virtual World
#20 Hypervizor VM/ETC ESX Virtualization A vTexan
#21 TechHead LucD Chris Colotti Long White Virtual Clouds
#22 vReference Mike D's blog VMware Tips Kendrick Coleman
#23 Pivot Point ESX Virtualization Pivot Point TechHead
#24 Technodrone Nickapedia Brian Madden Derek Seaman's Blog
#25 Chris Wolf Virtually Ghetto Stephen Foskett Brian Madden
Another year, another Christmas, another top blog voting coming soon. One of the best Christmas commercials of all time is the Corona Beer commercial, so simplistic but also so effective. Who wouldn’t want to be in that quiet & tranquil scene: on the beach, at night, beer in hand with a palm tree lit up with holiday lights.
I’ve just updated the vLaunchpad with over 50 new blogs and will soon being doing the nomination poll for specific categories in the top blog voting. So stay tuned!
I recently wrote a white paper for Infinio on this topic and am also doing a webinar that is based on the white paper. If you don’t know about Infinio you should definitely give them a look as they have a clever solution for solving storage performance challenges in vSphere environments. The white paper should be available very soon on Infinio’s website and you can sign-up now for the webinar on 12/18. I look forward to seeing you there and I’ll also being doing a more detailed post on their solution soon.
What techie geek doesn’t love Doctor Who, I’ve been watching it since Tom Baker was the Doctor. Well if you do as well check out this latest promotion from Unitrends which caught my eye. Looks like the folks at Unitrends went on a shopping spree at ThinkGeek and they’re giving away some cool Doctor Who gadgets for simply downloading a free trial of Unitrends. I’ll readily admit that I own 2 sonic screwdrivers myself, the 10th Doctor’s and the 11th Doctor’s, mine isn’t a remote though which would be a nice upgrade. So head on over to Unitrends website and sign-up and hopefully you’ll win some cool Doctor Who swag to get prepared for the upcoming 50th anniversary show.