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

Links with Tag @DemitasseNZ

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