Alastair Cooke

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I am self-employed consultant and writer based in New Zealand. Much of my work is communicating about how IT infrastructure works and what it means for IT professionals. Outside of work I’m datacenter and VMware focussed, having created the AutoLab which is a free tool to simplify the creation of a vSphere test or training lab.

Events Attended

Event Staff

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  1. From the Beginning, Getting Started with SolarWinds
  2. IoT Puts On-Premises Back on the Agenda
  3. Who Is Going to Tech Field Day 13? These People, plus Me.
  4. Future Storage, Flash, and Cloud?
  5. Vendor Briefing: SolarWinds
  6. A Warning in Time – PRTG
  7. Vendor Briefing – Atlantis Computing
  8. Vendor Briefing – Scality
  9. Vendor Briefing – NooBaa at TFDx VMworld
  10. Vendor Briefing – Robin Systems
  11. Do You Remember? Persistent Memory
  12. Leverage Your Data Copies
  13. Do You Know What Joe Did Last Summer?
  14. Tech Field Day Standard Disclaimer
  15. TFD11 Introduction Comtrade
  16. TFD11 Introduction Netwrix
  17. TFD11 Introduction Zerto
  18. TFD11 Introduction Plexistor
  19. TFD11 Introduction CloudPhysics
  20. TFD11 Introduction Actifio
  21. TFD11 Introduction Plexxi
  22. Clone a VM without any IO. Curiouser and curiouser!
  23. A brand new Violin Memory
  24. Kill it with fire, it is a disaster.
  25. Hyperconverge Your Network Too?
  26. If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It!
  27. Hyperconverged like you just don’t care
  28. Not quite hyperconverged Backup
  29. Out of Band. When all else fails, no midnight drive
  30. Why document your environment?
  31. DR to the cloud with Zerto
  32. VMworld USA 2014
  33. CloudPhysics, vSphere management by Big Data – An interesting name for an interesting company!
  34. Pure: All Flash for Everyone
  35. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  36. AutoLab 1.5 released, vSphere 5.5 and vSAN
  37. Validate your Cloud with Spirent
  38. Virtualization Field Day – Day 0
  39. Getting ready of VFD3
  40. Dell community and VRTX
  41. Infinio use case
  42. Disaster Recovery Compliance
  43. Infinio, cache in your ESXi server for your NFS datastores
  44. Tech Field Day 9 in Austin Texas
  45. Alastair is going to Tech Field Day 9