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Tell us your upgrade story for a chance to win a MacBook Air or an iPod Touch.

Has upgrading to VMware vSphere already delivered a noticeable impact on your IT environment?  Are you able to quantify the results and share them with us? 

Tell us your upgrade story for a chance to win an Apple MacBook Air laptop (bundled with VMware Fusion) or an Apple iPod Touch.  

Read the Contest Rules for more details.


Submit your story by 17 August, 2009 to enter.


Success Story Guidelines and Criteria

Tell us how VMware vSphere has solved specific IT issues (business continuity and disaster recovery, desktop management, IT Service Delivery etc).

In your responses, be sure to include information about:

  1. Business and technical problem(s) you solved (pain points, uniqueness of problem).

  2. VMware vSphere features/technologies you used to solve the problem(s).

  3. Size and scope of your VMware Infrastructure 3 and vSphere deployments.

  4. Benefits of using VMware to solve a problem (ROI, TCO, other quantifiable business results).


Responses will be judged based on your ability to demonstrate:

  1. An understanding about the general benefits of using virtualization, as well as the features and benefits of VMware vSphere.

  2. The specific advantages of using VMware vSphere to solve your particular business and/or technical challenge(s).

  3. Quantifiable results and/or other metrics you have gathered.

  4. Creativity! You are encouraged to include videos, diagrams and other media uploads in your response.


With vSphere now in GA, we've added a bunch of stuff to the Upgrade Center:


Coming later this month: The Path to vSphere Unleashed -- A detailed guide on how to complete the transition from VI3 to vSphere 4.

Be among the first to get training on the industry's first cloud operating system. If you're upgrading from VMware Infrastructure 3, VMware vSphere: What's New covers new features and how to perform the upgrade. If VMware vSphere is your first virtualization experience, VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage covers all the skills you need to get started.

Feedback from students who've attended our instructor-led courses:


"The best training course I've ever taken from an instructor led standpoint. The most focused, and well formatted training. Instructor was best I've ever had in any course (about 40 courses to date) stayed on track, while answering misc. questions asked from the Class. I will be recommending this course to all co-workers, and because of this course, have to decided that there is a place for this product in our environment."



"This was my first online technical class, and I found the format and content far better than any other technical training class I've taken. The lab setup, course materials, and instructors are all top notch."

"After several VMware seminars, webinars and discussions with colleagues that have worked with VMware, this course finally revealed the magic behind the curtains. My mind is overflowing with creative designs and uses of VMware in our current environment. I look forward to implementing VMware in our environment and promoting this technology across other sister companies within our corporation. The course gave me enough information to help design our VMware infrastructure, plan for implementation and coordinate post implementation tasks and clean-up. Keep up the great work!"



As many of you already suspected, VMware vSphere 4 GA has been released tonight.  You can now download and evaluate the product for free, for 60 days, and purchase it through the VMware Store.  For all your vSphere needs, visit the VMware vSphere Community - your VMware vSphere headquarters!



VMware vSphere Community



Thanks, Badsah



The VMware vSphere upgrade center went live tonight along with the launch of VMware vSphere on the website. The VMware vSphere upgrade center was designed to help VMware Infrastructure customers plan for a smooth migration to VMware vSphere.


Upgrade Center features:

Understanding VMware vSphere licensing

What's new with VMware vSphere

Plus lots of great migration videos and technical resources.


Be the first to check it out! We hope you enjoy the upgrade center.

Check back here or subscribe to the RSS feed to get updates on the upcoming product launch.


The VMware Team