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