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 for global companies such as Glaxo Welcome and VMware, as well as smaller New Zealand-based companies. In the second half of his career, Alastair has been a technical trainer and content creator, making videos and writing about enterprise IT topics. As a trainer, Alastair taught courses for VMware, HPe, Nutanix, and AWS. He is a host of Build Day Live, doing hands-on video education with enterprise IT vendors such as HPe, Dell, Pure Storage, Oracle, Supermicro, Cohesity, and NetApp.
The largest global public cloud providers all have services that provide customers with a vSphere cluster inside the provider’s data center. These…Read More
Hyperconvergence has quickly become a popular option for IT infrastructures, no matter the size of the company or the industry in which…Read More
Edge deployments are among the most dispersed HCI environments, with small clusters at many locations and usually without technical staff readily available.…Read More
Hyperconvergence for the enterprise market is both mature and consolidated. VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) holds the lion’s share of the market in…Read More
Traditional infrastructures are too complex, too difficult to manage, too slow to adapt to changes, and too expensive to adequately respond to…Read More
Very few organizations see disaster recovery (DR) for their IT systems as a business differentiator, so they often prefer to outsource the…Read More