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.




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  1. I Want Network Integration, I’m Not Getting It
  2. Hardware Offloads, Not Everything Is X86
  3. Cloud Field Day 7 – Who Will Be Presenting?
  4. Cohesity at Tech Field Day in 2019
  5. Vendor Briefing: Scale Computing Edge Solution
  6. Pure Accelerates With Direct Memory Module
  7. GIT Pure Flash Array//C Returns to the Beginning
  8. Pure Cloud Block Store Available on AWS
  9. All-In Public Cloud for Backup
  10. Computer, Prepare My Report
  11. Tech Field Day 19, Next Week
  12. Guarantees Are Good for Business and Engineering
  13. Monitoring Data Translation As a Service – Blue Medora
  14. HCI Isn’t the Only Simplified Management
  15. SolarWinds, Not Just On-premises, There Is SaaS Too
  16. IT Security Is a People Problem
  17. The True Meaning of HyperConverged
  18. Tech Field Day Culture and Values
  19. Vendor Briefing: Comtrade backup for Nutanix, HYCU
  20. Chat with @RebeccaFitzhugh at #TFD13
  21. An Interview with Josh @EuroBrew at #TFD13
  22. On-Premises Serverless
  23. From the Beginning, Getting Started with SolarWinds
  24. IoT Puts On-Premises Back on the Agenda
  25. Who Is Going to Tech Field Day 13? These People, plus Me.
  26. Future Storage, Flash, and Cloud?
  27. Vendor Briefing: SolarWinds
  28. A Warning in Time – PRTG
  29. Vendor Briefing – Atlantis Computing
  30. Vendor Briefing – Scality
  31. Vendor Briefing – NooBaa at TFDx VMworld
  32. Vendor Briefing – Robin Systems
  33. Do You Remember? Persistent Memory
  34. Leverage Your Data Copies
  35. Do You Know What Joe Did Last Summer?
  36. Tech Field Day Standard Disclaimer
  37. TFD11 Introduction Comtrade
  38. TFD11 Introduction Netwrix
  39. TFD11 Introduction Zerto
  40. TFD11 Introduction Plexistor
  41. TFD11 Introduction CloudPhysics
  42. TFD11 Introduction Actifio
  43. TFD11 Introduction Plexxi
  44. Clone a VM without any IO. Curiouser and curiouser!
  45. A brand new Violin Memory
  46. Kill it with fire, it is a disaster.
  47. Hyperconverge Your Network Too?
  48. If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It!
  49. Hyperconverged like you just don’t care
  50. Not quite hyperconverged Backup
  51. Out of Band. When all else fails, no midnight drive
  52. Why document your environment?
  53. DR to the cloud with Zerto
  54. VMworld USA 2014
  55. CloudPhysics, vSphere management by Big Data – An interesting name for an interesting company!
  56. Pure: All Flash for Everyone
  57. Tech Field Day is a community event for the community
  58. AutoLab 1.5 released, vSphere 5.5 and vSAN
  59. Validate your Cloud with Spirent
  60. Virtualization Field Day – Day 0
  61. Getting ready of VFD3
  62. Dell community and VRTX
  63. Infinio use case
  64. Disaster Recovery Compliance
  65. Infinio, cache in your ESXi server for your NFS datastores
  66. Tech Field Day 9 in Austin Texas
  67. Alastair is going to Tech Field Day 9