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March Madness is here, and for college basketball fans the NCAA tournament in March and April is the what you wait for all year.
For vSAN Fans, we’re having a different kind of tournament. During the next four weeks in March and April, we’re giving those of you who live and breathe vSAN multiple opportunities to win either the vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive eBook or hardcopy (some signed!) by Duncan Epping and Cormac Hogan! Read on below and follow us on Twitter for how to win!
There are two ways to win a vSAN 6.7 Deep Dive Book.
1 – eBook Giveaway
How to Enter: United States Residents Only. Fill in the form below with your name and email between March 22 and April 12 at 5pm PT. We also want to know why you’re a vSAN Fan! In your experience, what sets vSAN apart from other hyperconverged products?
How to Win: 300 randomly selected vSAN Fans will win an eBook! We’ll let you know via email after April 12 if you are one of our winners. Make sure to check your spam folder for an email with the subject line “vSAN 6.7 eBook Giveaway Winner”. In the email, there will be a link to download the eBook from the US Amazon Kindle store.
Important Notice: The eBook Giveaway is for the United States Kindle Store. If you are located outside the US, you may have difficulty or be unable to redeem the book. Please note that we will be unable to provide links to other Amazon stores outside of the US. Full Terms and Conditions are listed below.
2 – Paperback and Signed Book Giveaway
How to Enter: Follow VMware vSAN on Twitter for our random weekly ‘Happy Hours’. During this time, follow the instructions and use the hashtag #vSANFan to enter. We may ask you to share a photo, a video, or just tell us why you love vSAN!
How to Win: We will pick ten winners each Happy Hour to receive either Signed Paperback Copy or a Paperback Copy of the vSAN 6.7 Deep Dive book who follow the instructions and tweet with the hashtag #vSANFan during the allotted time.
Important Notice: We will be contacting you via Twitter private message, so make sure to follow VMware vSAN on Twitter so that we can contact you.
About the vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive Book & eBook
VMware’s vSAN has rapidly proven itself in environments ranging from hospitals to oil rigs to e-commerce platforms and is one of the top three players in the hyperconverged space. Along the way, it has matured to offer unsurpassed features for data integrity, availability, and space efficiency. vSAN 6.7 U1 has radically simplified IT operations and supports the transition to hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI). The authors of the vSAN Deep Dive have thoroughly updated their definitive guide to this transformative technology. Writing for vSphere administrators, architects, and consultants, Cormac Hogan, and Duncan Epping explain what vSAN is, how it has evolved, what it now offers, and how to gain maximum value from it. The book offers expert insight into preparation, installation, configuration, policies, provisioning, clusters, architecture, and more. You’ll also find practical guidance for using all data services, stretched clusters, and two node configurations.
Terms and Conditions
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN a free vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive eBook and Book from the US Amazon Kindle store. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Promotion commences at 12:00 AM PST on March 22, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM PST on April 12, 2019. To enter, submit your name and email to the Giveaway form hosted on the Virtual Blocks Blog by April 12, 2019 11:59 PM PST and agree to the terms specified. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the promotion. One entry per person. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address account. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s additional entries. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions, and VMware’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at VMware’s servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. VMware, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of VMware. VMware further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the promotion for any reason, including inability to complete as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry.
Drawing is offered to all natural persons who are at least the age of majority. Employees, officers, and directors of VMware its parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, officer and director are not eligible. The drawing and the rights and obligations of VMware and participants will be governed and controlled by the laws of the State of California, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the State of California, Santa Clara County. The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of California and federal court located within such state and county with respect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of the promotion. Prizes will not be awarded to residents of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria.
Government and Public Sector Employees: VMware is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government and public sector employees are not eligible.
Three Hundred (300) prize winners will be selected by random drawing on or about April 12, 2019 and will receive the following: one (1) VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive Kindle Edition (US Store Only), with the Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): USD $9.99.
Ten (10) prize winners will be selected by random drawing on or about March 22, 2019 and will receive the following: one (1) VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive Paperback edition, with the Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): USD $39.95.
Ten (10) prize winners will be selected by random drawing on or about March 29, 2019 and will receive the following: one (1) VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive Paperback edition, with the Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): USD $39.95.
Ten (10) prize winners will be selected by random drawing on or about April 5, 2019 and will receive the following: one (1) VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive Paperback edition, with the Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): USD $39.95.
Ten (10) prize winners will be selected by random drawing on or about April 12, 2019 and will receive the following: one (1) VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive Paperback edition, with the Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): USD $39.95.
Prizes are non-transferable. Any transfers are subject to approval by VMware. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use, including but not limited to travel or reservation change fees. Odds of winning a promotion prize depends on the number of eligible entries received during the promotion.
Winners will be notified either by provided email address or in a private Twitter message on or about April 25, 2019. Winners will have ten (10) business days from notification to accept the prize by downloading the eBook through the provided link from the US Amazon Kindle store. Each winner is be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Potential winners may also be required to sign and return to VMware, within ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (or Declaration of Compliance, if a non-US resident) in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (or Declaration of Compliance, if non-US resident) within the required time period (if applicable), or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, VMware will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only one (1) alternate drawings will be held after which the prize will remain unawarded. Prizes will be fulfilled 3-4 weeks after the conclusion of the promotion.
By entering the promotion or receipt of any prize, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless VMware and its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, VMware, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
The Sponsor of this promotion is VMware, Inc., 3401 Hillview Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304 U.S.A.
For a list of prize winners and/or a copy of these Official Rules please visit the VMware Virtual Blocks Blog at http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks VT and non-US residents may exclude return postage.