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. Tech Field Day Culture and Values
  2. Vendor Briefing: Comtrade backup for Nutanix, HYCU
  3. Chat with @RebeccaFitzhugh at #TFD13
  4. An Interview with Josh @EuroBrew at #TFD13
  5. On-Premises Serverless
  6. From the Beginning, Getting Started with SolarWinds
  7. IoT Puts On-Premises Back on the Agenda
  8. Who Is Going to Tech Field Day 13? These People, plus Me.
  9. Future Storage, Flash, and Cloud?
  10. Vendor Briefing: SolarWinds
  11. A Warning in Time – PRTG
  12. Vendor Briefing – Atlantis Computing
  13. Vendor Briefing – Scality
  14. Vendor Briefing – NooBaa at TFDx VMworld
  15. Vendor Briefing – Robin Systems
  16. Do You Remember? Persistent Memory
  17. Leverage Your Data Copies
  18. Do You Know What Joe Did Last Summer?
  19. Tech Field Day Standard Disclaimer
  20. TFD11 Introduction Comtrade
  21. TFD11 Introduction Netwrix
  22. TFD11 Introduction Zerto
  23. TFD11 Introduction Plexistor
  24. TFD11 Introduction CloudPhysics
  25. TFD11 Introduction Actifio
  26. TFD11 Introduction Plexxi
  27. Clone a VM without any IO. Curiouser and curiouser!
  28. A brand new Violin Memory
  29. Kill it with fire, it is a disaster.
  30. Hyperconverge Your Network Too?
  31. If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It!
  32. Hyperconverged like you just don’t care
  33. Not quite hyperconverged Backup
  34. Out of Band. When all else fails, no midnight drive
  35. Why document your environment?
  36. DR to the cloud with Zerto
  37. VMworld USA 2014
  38. CloudPhysics, vSphere management by Big Data – An interesting name for an interesting company!
  39. Pure: All Flash for Everyone
  40. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  41. AutoLab 1.5 released, vSphere 5.5 and vSAN
  42. Validate your Cloud with Spirent
  43. Virtualization Field Day – Day 0
  44. Getting ready of VFD3
  45. Dell community and VRTX
  46. Infinio use case
  47. Disaster Recovery Compliance
  48. Infinio, cache in your ESXi server for your NFS datastores
  49. Tech Field Day 9 in Austin Texas
  50. Alastair is going to Tech Field Day 9