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.

Field Day Appearances

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  1. At AI Field Day, Qlik Shows AI-Based Analysis Added to Its Platform
  2. Deciding When to Use Intel Xeon CPUs for AI Inference
  3. Hammerspace Shows Storage Acceleration for AI Training
  4. VMware Private AI at AI Field Day
  5. Gemma and Building Your Own LLM AI
  6. Scale Computing Removes Problems at the Edge
  7. Thousands of Containers Without Kubernetes?
  8. Unraveling the Key Themes of Edge Computing – a Roundtable Discussion
  9. Edge Is Not Just Cloud or Datacenter
  10. Deploying Applications Across Edge Locations With Mako Networks and Avassa
  11. Mako Networks, I Haven’t Heard That Name in Years
  12. The Scale Computing Edge
  13. What Is Your Edge?
  14. VVols, Oh VVols, Wherefore Art Thou VVols?
  15. Multi-Cloud Mobility – MinIO
  16. Faster Reaction Time With Hazelcast
  17. You Can Save Money on Your Insurance, OK Your DR
  18. I Want Network Integration, I’m Not Getting It
  19. Hardware Offloads, Not Everything Is X86
  20. Cloud Field Day 7 – Who Will Be Presenting?
  21. Cohesity at Tech Field Day in 2019
  22. Vendor Briefing: Scale Computing Edge Solution
  23. Pure Accelerates With Direct Memory Module
  24. GIT Pure Flash Array//C Returns to the Beginning
  25. Pure Cloud Block Store Available on AWS
  26. All-In Public Cloud for Backup
  27. Computer, Prepare My Report
  28. Tech Field Day 19, Next Week
  29. Guarantees Are Good for Business and Engineering
  30. Monitoring Data Translation As a Service – Blue Medora
  31. HCI Isn’t the Only Simplified Management
  32. SolarWinds, Not Just On-premises, There Is SaaS Too
  33. IT Security Is a People Problem
  34. The True Meaning of HyperConverged
  35. Tech Field Day Culture and Values
  36. Vendor Briefing: Comtrade backup for Nutanix, HYCU
  37. Chat with @RebeccaFitzhugh at #TFD13
  38. An Interview with Josh @EuroBrew at #TFD13
  39. On-Premises Serverless
  40. From the Beginning, Getting Started with SolarWinds
  41. IoT Puts On-Premises Back on the Agenda
  42. Who Is Going to Tech Field Day 13? These People, plus Me.
  43. Future Storage, Flash, and Cloud?
  44. Vendor Briefing: SolarWinds
  45. A Warning in Time – PRTG
  46. Vendor Briefing – Atlantis Computing
  47. Vendor Briefing – Scality
  48. Vendor Briefing – NooBaa at TFDx VMworld
  49. Vendor Briefing – Robin Systems
  50. Do You Remember? Persistent Memory
  51. Leverage Your Data Copies
  52. Do You Know What Joe Did Last Summer?
  53. Tech Field Day Standard Disclaimer
  54. TFD11 Introduction Comtrade
  55. TFD11 Introduction Netwrix
  56. TFD11 Introduction Zerto
  57. TFD11 Introduction Plexistor
  58. TFD11 Introduction CloudPhysics
  59. TFD11 Introduction Actifio
  60. TFD11 Introduction Plexxi
  61. Clone a VM without any IO. Curiouser and curiouser!
  62. A brand new Violin Memory
  63. Kill it with fire, it is a disaster.
  64. Hyperconverge Your Network Too?
  65. If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It!
  66. Hyperconverged like you just don’t care
  67. Not quite hyperconverged Backup
  68. Out of Band. When all else fails, no midnight drive
  69. Why document your environment?
  70. DR to the cloud with Zerto
  71. VMworld USA 2014
  72. CloudPhysics, vSphere management by Big Data – An interesting name for an interesting company!
  73. Pure: All Flash for Everyone
  74. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  75. AutoLab 1.5 released, vSphere 5.5 and vSAN
  76. Validate your Cloud with Spirent
  77. Virtualization Field Day – Day 0
  78. Getting ready of VFD3
  79. Dell community and VRTX
  80. Infinio use case
  81. Disaster Recovery Compliance
  82. Infinio, cache in your ESXi server for your NFS datastores
  83. Tech Field Day 9 in Austin Texas
  84. Alastair is going to Tech Field Day 9