#VMworld T-Shirts Part 1

So once again VMWorld is on, and I’ve been around the Solutions Exchange once to collect T-shirts. There are probably quite a few that I didn’t get, so feel free to tweet me new ones.

VMworld front

Name: VMWorld 2015 Official T-shirt
Model: Hanes Tagless 100% Preshrunk Cotton
Size: XXL
Quality: Once again VMware does use a very nice quality shirt, that feels soft and looks like it can withstand quite a few washings.
Print: This year the print is very simple, just the Logo and VMworld 2015
Score: 7/10
Conclusion: A bit boring shirt, but very nice quality

Pernix Front

Name: PernixData
Model: Bella + Canvas 100% Cotton
Size: 3XL
QualityAgain PernixData has spent a bit too little to create a good quality, which is very sad because they always have nice concepts with T-shirts
Print: A Very nice Starwars X representing the X from PernixData ,which was well themed with their Party. Best I’ve seen this year (Starwars Fan)
Score: 6/10
Conclusion: Have to only give this shirt 6 out of 10 because of the quality. I hope they do better next time around, because as I’ve written before, you do want to create Shirts people will wear more than once, and this feels like it will fall apart after a few washes. But very nice that they have them up to 3XL 🙂

Violin Front

Name:  Violin Memory
Model: American apparel 100% Cotton
Size: XL 😦
QualityA very nice quality shirt, probably the best quality I’ve seen this year.
Print: A Grateful Dead cover, saying I saw a dead Disk in my Datacenter
Score: 8/10
Conclusion: Giving this shirt an 8 out of 10 for quality and print, however that they didn’t make them in 2XL drags down.

Coho Front

Name: CohoData
Model: Gildan Softstyle 100% Cotton
Size: 2XL
QualityA reasonably nice quality Shirt, that however doesn’t feel like it will keep in shape after a few washes, but very soft.
Print: An almost Back to the Future looking print that says Born to Perform. And the back a Simple Coho Data logo.
Score: 7/10
Conclusion: Dragging down is the quality, but It might change after I have washed it a few times.  

#VMworld T-shirt Review Part 3

So last batch of #VMworld T-shirts, just in time before VMworld Europe kicks off for real tomorrow in Barcelona. Hope you could use this, to find some of the better T-shirts being offered in the Solutions Exchange.

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Name: Printer Logic
Model:  Gildan Heavy Cotton Pre-shrunk
Size: XXL
Quality: A nice feeling fabric, seemingly the same that a lot of others has gone with this years. Feels nice and soft.
Print: A huge drawing of someone taking a bat to a server, with the print Kill your printserver. Nothing on the back
Score: 5/10
Conclusion:   The fabric is what brings this score up. The shirt was clearly intended as a gimmick for the convention, but it would not be something you would wear anywhere.


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Name: Solarwinds
Model:  Tultex 100% ringspun preshrunk cotton
Size:  XXL
Quality:  Again a nice feeling fabric, soft and very light, although the only one of this brand I’ve collected.
Print: Solarwinds has gone with a nice and simple front. The Back has a big yellow logo with “I’m to ESXY for my Datacenter
Score: 6/10
Conclusion:  Good quality shirt, not too fond of the back, but not something that would keep me from wearing this shirt outside work.



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Name: Global Knowledge
Model: Delta Proweight 100% Cotton
Size:  XL
Quality: A Very nice fabric, looks like the same as last years VMworld shirt. As this shirt wasnt available in XL, I left this one with the Homeless in SF, so dont know how it holds up after washes.
Print: A big “Be a Force” logo on the front, but and very nice and simple globalknowledge logo on the sleeve. And a clean back
Score: 7/10
Conclusion:  Actually a very shirt, too bad it wasnt in XXL. Guess William Lam would have been able to get one in S 🙂



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Model: Next Level apparel XXL ,100% Cotton
Size: XXL
Quality: Again a nice quality shirt from Next Level, and it holds up reasonably after washing.
Print: A Simple #DataDriven statement on the front, and a medium sized logo with some text on the back. Not too flashy
Score: 6/10
Conclusion:  Not quite as good quality as some of the other Next Level shirts I’ve reviewed, but a nice shirt that could be worn outside work.


#VMworld T-shirt Review Part 2

First up in this review is the T-shirt from Veeam

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Name: Veeam
Model: American Apparel 100% combed Cotton
Size: 2XL
Quality: A pretty standard black material, that has held its shape very nicely after being washed.
Print: Veeam has chosen a spoof over the hit series Orange is the new Black with their own Green is the new Black. The back has a kinda big print about availability.
Score: 6/10
Conclusion:  Had Veeam kept this to the front logo and a small Veeam logo on the back or on the sleeve I would have rated it higher. It however feels very nice and I have worn this in public.


Drop The Box is the next shirt up.

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Name: Drop the Box
Model: Port and Company 100% Preshrunk Cotton
Size: XXL
Quality: The quality of this shirt was somewhat stiff, and was one of the shirts I gave away to the Homeless in San Francisco
Print: A fairly big logo on the front and a plain green back.
Score: 4/10
Conclusion: Sorry VMUG, but I really dislike this green colur, and the stiffness of the shirt made me give it away.




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Name: Rightscale
Model: Next Level apparel XXL ,100% Cotton
Size: XXL
Quality: Again a very nice quality shirt from Next Level, and it holds up its shape very nicely after being washed.
Print: A big Right Scale logo on the front, and a nice small print on the back
Score: 7/10
Conclusion: Not too flashy, and a good quality shirt. And also one I would wear in public.


VMturbo is the last one in this review

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Name: VMturbo
Model: Port and Company 100% Preshrunk Cotton
Size: XXL
Quality: A shirt that I never even considered taking home with me. Felt quite ok.
Print: A weird message on the front and an odd looking spaceship on the back, with text stating you must learn control
Score: 4/10
Conclusion: This is almost as bad as the Zerto shirt from last year. An ugly green colur and a seemingly mindless print. Not something I would wear, not even at the conference.

#VMworld T-shirt Review Part 1

So finally after VMworld, I’ve had time to wear a few of the T-shirts I brought home with me from San Francisco. As stated in this post I only brought 9 of the 17 T-shirt home with me. The rest were given to some of the Homeless people in San Francisco. Hoping people will have a chance to get the same shirts in Barcelona for VMworld Europe.

First up the Zerto T-shirt

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Name: Zerto
Model: Next Level apparel XXL 100% Cotton
Size: XXL
Quality: The fabric feels nice and soft, even after the first wash, good step up from last years Zerto shirt.
Print: Last years Zerto shirt had a very prominent print, which I gave a bad score, but this year they toned it down alot. Might they have been listening ?
Score: 6/10
Conclusion: A very big step up from last year, color is a dark red, that I’d actually wear in public :).


Next up the Pernix Data T-shirt


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Name: Pernix Data
Model: Next Level apparel XXL 100% Cotton
Size: XXL
Quality: Fabric on this one is also very soft, however it feels alot thinner than Zerto shirt, so not sure how good this will hold up after a few washes
Print: Pernix has created a nice Game of Thrones print for their shirt, with the words Decoupling has Come. A nice touch.
Score: 7/10
Conclusion: This was one of the shirts that everyone seemed to want. Even on the first day the XXL’s were sold out. Very nice! A shirt I could wear outside work.


Last one in this review is the Pluralsight T-shirt

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Name: Pernix Data
Model: Next Level apparel XXL 100% Cotton
Size: XXL
Quality: Again a Next Level T-shirt. Seems alot has gone with them this year, and it feels really nice and soft. Again a bit on the thin side.
Print: A pretty nice vNerd logo and a little print. Not too much in your face, and a clean back. Something I can use outside work.
Score: 7/10
Conclusion: Good quality and not too overpowering graphics good job Pluralsight.


T-shirt review coming up soon

So after pillaging the Solutions Exchange on sunday at the Welcome Reception I’ve only just now managed to take a look at the T-shirts I’ve grabbed. I’ve got a total of 17 shirts where I can see I’ve gotten a few of the same. Out of those 17 I’m taking 9 of them home. The other 8 were either too small or in a weird colour/print.

What I plan to do with those 8, is to go out and find some of the Homeless of San Francisco and pass those shirts to these people. I’m hoping they will like a clean shirt for the sometimes chilly SF nights. I know its nothing compared to food or money, but I’d rather give them away than throw them away.

I’ll try to review all of them, but the 9 I take home, will get a washing as well, to see how good they hold up during normal use.

I saw William Lam tweeting about, too many vendors didn’t have M or S sizes. I on the other hand were amazed at how many that didn’t have XXL. And even though they keep repeating that American sizes are bigger, that’s not true. Some of the XXL’s I’ve gotten are super tight and short 🙂

I hope the recipients will enjoy them though.

My original plan was to review the T-shirts as I got them, but this has been a hectic week. Meetings, Sessions and Labs took all my time, so review coming up when I get home.