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

Links with Tag @DemitasseNZ

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