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“Get Away to VMworld” Contest: Enhanced and Extended!

  1. Announcing the Gestalt IT “Get Away to VMworld” Contest!
  2. “Get Away to VMworld” Contest: Enhanced and Extended!
  3. Announcing the Winners of our Get Away to VMworld Contest!

Last week we announced the Gestalt IT “Get Away to VMworld” Contest and have been overwhelmed by the response. We’ve had blog posts, tweets, comments, and (most importantly) three dozen entries in the contest so far.

But one thing was getting us down: The entries were excellent but we could select only one winner. So we headed back to the old address book and contacted some more friendly companies, asking if they’d like to join the effort.

Two Winners!

Today we’re announcing two major bits of news regarding our VMworld contest:

  1. The deadline to enter has been moved from tonight to Thursday night, August 12. The awarding of the winner has also been moved, to Friday, August 13.
  2. We’re moving the deadline because we’re giving away a second trip! Thanks to two wonderful additional sponsors, Zetta and Veeam, we have the resources to pick two winners and send them both to VMworld!

How To Enter

Ok, so how can you enter this contest? Here are the simple steps:

  1. Consider how attending VMworld would help you and the broader community
  2. Fill out  the contest entry form
  3. Plan on stopping by the Symantec, Xsigo, Zetta, and  Veeam booths at the show and thanking them for their support
  4. Consider publicizing the contest by sharing this article with friends and associates
  5. Consider  subscribing to Gestalt IT with RSS,  by email,  on Twitter, or  in iTunes
  6. Consider supporting and  donating your swag to school kids in need

We look forward to hearing from you!

We have postponed the entry deadline to Thursday, August 12 and the selection of the winner to Friday, August 13! Follow  @GestaltIT on Twitter to watch the selection live at noon Pacific time!

About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.


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