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.