CloudPhysics just launched their website and with it a beta version of their product. As a great incentive to get people started with their product they came up with a contest where you can earn points by describing your virtualization problems. You can win some nice prices (retina Mac Pro, Google Nexus 7, Mac Air), so make sure to get started soon.
Your score is a calculation of the number of Cards you propose, plus a sum of the amount of activity you spend in the CloudPhysics portal. To achieve the best possible score, be sure to install a CloudPhysics Observer vApp, propose several new cards, vote on cards, and try out all the features of the portal. The greater the amount of activity and engagement, the higher your score can grow.
If you want to get started, go over to app.cloudphysics.com/login and login. Make sure to download the appliance! Now when you have downloaded it and got it up and running you should see data coming in soon. But where you really start collecting points is when you start suggesting Cards. Look at the Card below, this is where you can start making suggestions, just hover over the lower right of the card to get in to the system…
Each of your suggestions will result in points. On top of that you also get points awarded for using their appliance and commenting on suggestions from other users. A simple, but very cool challenge. The cool thing about this challenge is that these suggestions could make it in to the product. In other words, if there is a problem you have faced many times and would like to prevent others from hitting the same thing… Report it and challenge the CloudPhysics people to make it part of their offering!
Current top-3 (after the first day):
- Jake Robinson
- William Lam
- Alan Renouf
Surely you can beat these 3 guys and collect your price at #VMworld. Go for it 🙂
Perhaps it would be useful to mention that the challenge only seems to be for US citizens.
The product still looks promising though 🙂
Correction, it says “US legal residents”.
So Alan is ok, Gabrie on the other hand 🙂
How long does it take for the appliance to start reporting after installation or am I am missing a step? The initial setup tasks have completed approx 1hr ago.
Adam savage says
Give it time.. They get back logged.. Mine took over a day with 1035 vms and 85 hosts