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