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I received an invitation to attend GestaltIT Tech Field Day 5 as a delegate. This appoinment consisted of an expenses paid trip to San Jose, CA for several days to discuss products and services from SymantecDruvaDroboXangatiNetExInfoBlox and HP. I had no obligation to blog about these companies, either positively or negatively as a condition of this appointment. Any opinions expressed about the presenting companies are my own views and are not influenced in any way by the presenting sponsors.

I also attended GestaltIT Tech Field Day 6 as a delegate. This time the conference consisted of an expenses paid trip to Boston, MA to discuss product offerings from VKernelVMwareSolarWindsZertoSymantecEmbotics and NetApp. As before, I have no obligation to blog or promote these companies either positively or negatively as a condition of my appointment. Any opinions expressed during and after the conference are my views alone and not influenced in any way by the presenters.

I also attended VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas as a speaker. My conference pass as well as one night hotel stay were provided by VMware as is standard for all speakers at VMworld. No other considerations were provided.

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