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