VMware has a good thing going with this program - it gives them the opportunity to recognize those that are active in the virtualization community and provides benefits to the receivers from both VMware and it's partners. Here's a partial list of the benefits I've received thus far:
- Eval licenses from VMware
- Polo shirt from Tintri (now x2)
- Free year subscription from Train Signal
- $100 off VMworld registration
- Free license for V-locity Performance Accelerator from Condusiv
- Access to various VMware beta programs like vSphere and Project NEE
On a related note, I also completed registration for VMworld 2013 last week. A decade of VMworld! Keep watching for my VMworld recap in early September.