We just got back from STAREAST in Orlando and had a great experience. We met a huge number of experienced QA and IT professionals and got lots of interest in our Virtual Lab service. We spent most of our time at the demo stations giving attendees a firsthand view of how it works.

Here are some of our key takeaways from the show:

– Lots of attendees were experimenting with VMware ESX Server, but running into issues with VM sprawl and manageability

– Most folks we spoke to don’t want to be in the hardware business and it often takes quite a bit of time (1-2 days or more) for  IT operations to provision a lab

– Many attendees understood the potential of virtualization but have not fully implemented a virtual lab capabilities into their QA process

If you were at the show and want to get a free trial, let us know – you can contact us by clicking here. We’re getting continual feedback from customers on how to improve the service and would love to hear from you.

Finally, we held a drawing for a Ninendo Wii at the show and the winner was Gregg Yows from Texas Windstorm Insurance Agency in Austix, TX. Congratulations Gregg!