Thinking about getting certified or that tech blog you keep putting off? Both are kind of tough to start on due to not having the right equipment.
How about looking at that empty corner in your house or apartment and think, “that would be a perfect place for a test lab”? Maybe set up a small cluster of vSphere or Hyper-V servers, run a NAS box or even try out some remote administration using a tablet?
Well, now you have a chance…
The folks at Veeam are running a contest that lets you fulfill that “want/need”.
Called the Veeam Dream Lab, Veeam is giving away the following:
- Two HP Proliant ML 310e G8 Servers
- Netgear’s ReadyNAS Storage system with 4 SSD drives
- HP’s V1410-16G Ethernet switch
- One year subscription to TechNet
- Courses, books and tests from VMware Education Services or Microsoft Learning
- …and a Microsoft Surface tablet, to boot!
The contest runs till January 14th so act fast.
You need to register to win, but with a prize package like this how can you not want to spend a few minutes of your time to sign up. Once signed up, you’ll be automatically entered in their monthly drawings for other prizes.
Now, if they would only spring for the electric bill… :)
Julio UrquidiJulio Urquidi is the Technical Editor at Tom's IT Pro. Previously, he spent 17 years in healthcare-related enterprise IT. Julio’s most recent responsibilities centered around virtualization, but he is also well-versed in Linux, Windows and systems administration. Specializing in articles that help small companies with limited budgets leverage technology, he has been a contributing editor to Tom's Hardware.
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