Alastair Cooke is an independent industry analyst who has been writing about the challenges and changes in the IT industry for over ten years. IT infrastructure, Virtualization, end-user compute, and Public Cloud technologies are all focus areas. Alastair started his thirty-year career as a hands-on technical consultant including for global companies such as Glaxo Welcome and VMware, as well as smaller New Zealand based companies. The second half of his career has been as a technical trainer and content creator, making video and writing about enterprise IT topics. As a Trainer, Alastair has taught courses for VMware, HPe, Nutanix, and AWS. Alastair is a host of Build Day Live, hands-on video education with enterprise IT vendors such as HPe, Dell, Pure Storage, Oracle, Supermicro, Cohesity, and NetApp.