Earlier this month, we asked "What are important considerations when managing hundreds of virtual machines?" The stakes were high – a MacBook Air, to be exact. We received plenty of responses but only one rose to the top.

Chad Fulton responded, that the most important thing when managing hundreds of virtual machines is managing people." Actually, he had a bit more to say, but he nailed it. If you're not Fulton, don't worry – you still have two days to enter your comment.

The question you have until August 31st to answer? What are your top 3 features when considering virtualization solutions, and why? Our judge for this contest will be Erica Brescia, CEO of BitRock. You'll need a Disqus account to participate, and rules can be found here.

We'd also like to thank Bryan Doerr, our judge for the first August contest. Doerr, has served as the CTO of Savvis, a division of CenturyLink, since 2003. Savvis, based in Town & Country Mo, is a leading provider of cloud-computing, hosting and network services.

Keep the comments coming, and we'll be back soon with a new winner!