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.

Links with Tag @DemitasseNZ

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