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Win the Ultimate vSphere Reference Library from Contest ends this Thursday! (Aug 26)

August 23rd, 2010

My good friend(s) at have thrown down the Virtual Gauntlet so to speak and want YOU to WIN!!!

Thanks to Donors like Scott Lowe, David Davis and Eric is enabling you to win THIS!

* A signed copy of Mastering VMware vSphere 4 from Scott Lowe
* A signed copy of VMware vSphere 4 Administration Instant Reference from Scott Lowe
* A signed copy of Maximum vSphere from Eric Siebert
* A copy of VMware vSphere Pro Series Training vol. 2: Site Recovery Manager (SRM), Veeam Management Suite, VMware Data Recovery,
Power CLI and vSphere Advanced Features
from David Davis
* A t-shirt (XL only), bumper sticker and mouse pad
* Just added to the list of prizes, a generous donation from Mike Laverick*
**A signed copy of Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 4.0
**A signed copy of VMware vSphere 4 Implementation

I’m fortunate to call most of those items inclusive in my own library – and if you enter the contest which ENDS this Thursday August 26th.. So can you! :)

Rules are pretty simple… be alive to start.. and then..

Contest Rules:
Beginning today August 8th, 2010 (coincidentally, my birthday!), registration is open. Here’s how:

    1. You must log on to twitter and follow me. Easy enough.
    2. You must post only one (1) comment/reply to this blog post below. The comment must include the following:
    a. Your first and last name
    b. A valid email address
    c. A short bio about yourself and how you use VMware
    d How you plan on putting these prizes to use
    e. What you are looking forward to learning from these prizes
        So what are you waiting for?!? Time is running out! Get out there and join this contest!!!
        You could win what very well may fulfill your destination!
        And you guys tell me.. if you want I can throw in a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate into the mix as well? That’s entirely up to you (Yea, it’s not virtual.. but whatever! ;))

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      Is Chad Sakac turning into Phil Jackson? (circa 1990’s)

      January 20th, 2010


      The team is well known for having one of the greatest dynasties in Technology history during the 2010s, winning six championships in 8 years with two three-peats.

      All six of those championship teams were led by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson. (hover)

      Disclaimer: I’m from Chicago, yea we had the world champion Chicago Bulls who won EVERY fricking time! This was back when going to a game was affordable! Imagine that!  

      What Chad is doing here is just that, creating a world champion team the likes of which we haven’t seen since the All star series (separate blog post on that later) or even, the Chicago Bulls!    I hear a lot of slack from the community whether this is a good thing to be having the best of breed in the industry, working for the best of breed company in the industry who owns not only the best storage solutions but joint develops them in tandem with owning the best virtualization solution which exists (fact)

      For those naysayers who think this will make customers ‘lose’, au contraire, this will have the exact opposite effect!  If you’re concerned that there all of a sudden won’t be any virtualization jobs, guess again.   Just like the Chicago Bulls, this will force all the other ‘teams’, to bring their A game, because you clearly know you will be up against the BEST in the industry.  There is no doubt about that – I’ll put Scott Lowe up against Scott Pippen any day and see our Scottie come out on top! ;)

      What you’re looking at now is the Gold Standard in Virtualization – it started with the vExpert program, denoting who was the best of the best – And then those members of the community stepped up their game, releasing book after book, video after video, deep diving and screaming at product groups when things didn’t go the way they and their customers wanted – Results?   The entire community wins! And that includes the naysayers.

      Now you not only have something to strive for, but something which establishes your place among the stars – It couldn’t be any clearer what the top looks like and it’s no glass ceiling!

      So, do you want to sit in the stands? Or be out there on the court throwing VM’s with the best of them.

      You decide.

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