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Oct 18 2015

Win a Home Lab that you can fit in your pocket

Well you might not be able to fit it all in your pocket but at least the server will fit. Turbonomic is giving away a TurboStack Home Lab and all you have to do for a chance to win is watch a video.

turbostackWhat is the TurboStack?

The TurboStack was created to enable you to experiment with OpenStack safely in your own home lab. Leveraging the OpenStack Juno build, the TurboStack also includes a full NFR License to Turbonomic 5.2. Every TurboStack Home Lab is individually assembled by a VMTurbo engineer and includes:

  • 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

Now a NUC isn’t some sort of an Eskimo computer, it stands for Next Unit of Computing and is a little powerhouse of hardware packed into a very small footprint. The Intel NUC measures about 4.5 inches in height and width and just 1.25 inches in height, you literally could slip it into your pocket.

NUC1-panoDespite it’s very small form factor the Intel NUC5i5RYK comes with an Intel I5-5250U processor with dual-cores running up to 2.7Ghz in Turbo mode. It supports up to 16GB of RAM using DDR3L SODIMMs and supports a M.2 Key Type M SSD card for storage. It comes with a wired 1Gb network port and also supports wireless 802.11AC. For connectivity it has the following ports: Mini-HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, headphone/microphone and 4 – USB 3.0 ports.

Along with the NUC you get some great shared storage with the Synology DS-415 that supports iSCSI, NFS and a lot of other connectivity options, you also get a nice Cisco SG300 10-port Gigabit Managed Switch to tie it all together. So how do you win this awesome combo, it’s easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Go to VMTurbo’s website and watch a short video
  2. Submit the entry form on the page
  3. Wait until their next drawing on Oct 31st, 2015 to see if you are the lucky winner

Not only do you get to learn about a great management product for your vSphere environment but you could also walk away with a great home lab to learn more about OpenStack.

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