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TurboStack Home Lab of the big and most popular skills that a large number of organisations nowadays are looking for is OpenStack experience and knowledge. But being able to learn this on VMware Fusion or VMware workstation isn’t always very easy and no one wants to pull apart their VMware environment either. So then the competition VMturbo are running at the moment around giving away a TurboStack Home Lab is perfect for those people like me wanting to learn OpenStack. VMTurbo are giving away an individually assembled TurboStack homelab that will be assembled by a VMTurbo engineer with the following specifications:

  • 1x Intel NUC NUC5i5RYK
  • 2x Corsair 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1x 256GB Samsung 850 Evo mSATA Drives
  • 1x Synology DS415 4-Bay NAS
  • 2x Western Digital 1TB 3.5″ SATA Drives
  • 1x Cisco SG300 10-Port Gigabit Managed Switch
  • 5x Ethernet Cables

Leveraging the OpenStack Juno build, the TurboStack also includes a full NFR License to VMTurbo 5.2.

In order to bring control to OpenStack, VMTurbo has contributed to Nova (Compute), Cinder (Block Storage), Ceilometer (Telemetry), and Keystone (Identity) with the intention of bringing OpenStack confidently to your data center through community contribution, and with our industry leading demand-driven control platform.

So watch the video ,submit your entry form and good luck!




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Win 3 vSphere Home Labs from VMTurbo

5.1(250x250)As part of the release of VMTurbo’s Operations Manager v5.1 product they are giving away not one not two but three home labs to winners (one each) who sign up for their 5.1 release in-depth webinar on the 19th of February! I was fortunate enough to join a bloggers webinar about the announcement which I will be posting a blog posting about soon. But I bet if you are like me you want to know the specs of the home labs! Well here it is:

  • Intel NUC with Intel Core i5-4250U
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (2x8G) 204-Pin DDR3 Memory
  • SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive
  • Synology DS415+ Diskless System DiskStation 4-Bay NAS
  • 2x Dell 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Hard Drive
  • Cisco SG300-10 10-port Gigabit Managed Switch
  • Rosewill 7ft. Cat 6 Network Cable

I could certainly do with that in my home lab  and if you aren’t a customer of VMTurbo and you want a free 30-day trial then sign up here.