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VOM Tell Your Story Contest

Public Group | Founded: 23 Jul 2012 | Serving 21 members

 

Tell Your Story!  

You’ve deployed and used Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) or Veritas Operations Manager Advanced… Enter the “Tell Your Story” contest and share your experience to earn extra Connect points and for a chance to win a $2,000 gift card.

Let us reward you for your efforts! Submit a blog entry by December 16th and get a chance to be awarded with extra points (see details below). If your blog is the best, you will receive an additional 1,000 Symantec Connect Reward Points, redeemable for a Kindle, iPod shuffle, among other great prizes.

Want to get even more rewards? Create a video of your VOM or VOM Advanced console and blog and submit by April 30, 2013 (deadline extended). If your entry is the best, you will receive a $2,000 gift card.

Entering the contest is easy!

Category 1: You’re an avid writer so blog away! 

  1. Join this group “VOM Tell Your Story Contest.”
  2. Create a blog post on Connect with screenshots (optional) under the “Storage and Clustering” community and then the “Management Solutions” products. Write at least 200 words for your blog and answer the questions below.
  3. Tag your blog entry with “VOM Tell Your Story Contest.”
  4. Entries must be submitted by April 30, 2013 (deadline extended) at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.  All entries will be reviewed by our expert panel.
  5. First 10 entries will be awarded extra 200 points.
  6. One grand prize winner will receive 1,000 points.

Answer the following questions on your blog:

  • Your role in the organization (CTO, CIO, Director, Sys Admin, etc.)?
  • What was your concerns/related issues and how did Veritas Operations Manager or Veritas Operations Manager Advanced resolve them?
  • Symantec’s VOM or VOM Advanced was the right choice because…?
  • How has VOM or VOM Advanced help you to be more successful in your current job? 

After we receive your entry, just sit back and wait. Our expert panel will evaluate your entry for a chance to win the grand prize round! The grand prize winners will be announced on May 15, 2013.

Category 2: You want to be a film director in another lifetime!

  1. Join this group “VOM Tell Your Story Contest.”
  2. Create a blog post on Connect under the “Storage and Clustering” community and then the “Management Solutions” products AND post a video:
    1. Video must not be less than 1 minute showing how you used the VOM or VOM Advanced console.
    2. Create a video that falls under one or more of these categories;
      1. Don’t blow up the data center (avoid errors)- e.g. misalignment between application tier and storage characteristics; avoid running out of storage by looking at forecasting reports/monitoring thin pools
      2. More time for lunches (save time)- e.g. provision storage; using rule based business views
      3. Get the most out of your money (save money)- e.g. create a chargeback report identifying top offenders; find hosts with unused LUNs, arrays with unallocated storage, zombie VMs or unused aggregates
      4. Coolest kid on the block (most innovative application of the product)- e.g. custom scripts, reports or health checks; using xdist to execute commands on a host; use deployment manager to distribute patches; exporting csv data tying back to your data center.
    3. Video must clearly feature the desktop of the VOM or VOM Advanced console.
    4. Video must have a clear voiceover about what your problem was and what feature in VOM or VOM Advanced helped you solve your problem.  
    5. Video must be uploaded to the “video section” on Connect. See instructions below.
    6. Write at least 200 words for your blog, identify and explain which video category it falls under, and answer the questions below.
  3. Tag your blog entry AND video with “VOM Tell Your Story Contest.”
  4. Entries must be submitted by April 30, 2013 (deadline extended) at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. All entries will be reviewed by our expert panel.
  5. All entries will be awarded 200 points.
  6. Prizes:
    1. Grand prize winner: $2,000 American Express gift card
    2. 1st runner-up: $1,000 American Express gift card

Answer the following questions in your blog:

  • Your role in the organization (CTO, CIO, Director, Sys Admin, etc.)?
  • What was your concerns/related issues and how did Veritas Operations Manager or Veritas Operations Manager Advanced resolve them?
  • Symantec’s VOM or VOM Advanced was the right choice because…?
  • How has VOM or VOM Advanced help you to be more successful in your current job? 

After we receive your entry, just sit back and wait. Our expert panel will evaluate your entry for a chance to win the grand prize! The winners will be announced on May 15, 2013.

Share your story today!

Note: This contest is for residents of the U.S. and Canada only. For non-U.S. and Canadian residents, check out another blog promotion here. All entries must be the work of the submitter. Videos, blogs or screenshots must not have been published elsewhere. Each individual can submit an entry for one category only. By submitting an entry, you have reviewed and accept the Official Rules

How to upload a video on Connect:

  1. Log in or register to Symantec Connect.
  2. Go to “Create Content” then “Video.”
  3. Upload your video and fill out the title and description. Select “Storage and Clustering” community, and then “Management Solutions” products.
  4. Remember to tag with “VOM Tell Your Story Contest.”
  5. Hit Save to publish your video.
  6. Remember to link your video to your blog.

If you don’t have a tool to record a video on your computer, try Camstudio, which is an opensource tool.

 

Criteria for Judging:

Category 1: You’re an avid writer so blog away! 

Writing Quality – 30%

Technical Merit/Detailed Use of VOM or VOM Advanced – 40%

Originality/Creativity – 30%

 

Category 2: You want to be a film director in another lifetime!

Writing Quality – 20%

Execution of Video – 20%

Technical Merit/Detailed Use of VOM or VOM Advanced in Blog – 30%

Technical Merit/Detailed Use of VOM or VOM Advanced in Video – 30%

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New blog entry 11 Jun 2013
Congratulations to our VOM Tell Your Story Contest grand prize winner, Zulfi, who is now using Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) as their official monitoring dashboard! Read more about Zulfi's experience with VOM here.