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