Alastair Cooke makes the case for changing the metaphor “Pets vs. Cattle’ to “Pets vs. Poultry” to be more in line with what we experience today.
IT Consultant, Alastair Cooke, discusses the new tier of storage for the FlashArray//X, Direct Memory Module, which was announced during Storage Field Day Exclusive at Pure Accelerate 2019.
IT Consultant and Writer, Alastair Cooke, attended Storage Field Day Exclusive at Pure Accelerate 2019 and here he shares a review of the capacity and performance of Pure Storage’s new array series.
It would be great if all our applications were cloud native to get the best cost, resilency, and architecture overall. But enterprises don’t move that quickly. The cloud should offer services that work for existing applications that organizations want to get out of the data center but aren’t going to refactor any time soon. The roundtable discusses the merits and why this isn’t happening right now.
This week on IT Origins, we spoke to Alastair Cooke. In the interview, we learn how Alastair got his start in IT via Novell Netware, some insight into the early days of the New Zealand Internet, and where he hopes to see the IT industry going in the next few years.
In this iteration of the Gestalt IT Server Newsletter:
– Scale Computing rethinks HCI from the ground up
– Nvidia keeps growing in the data center
– Alastair Cooke reviews how to make an app fit into a container
Plus Diablo Technologies terabyte memory solution, and a look at a compact hyperconverged home lab!
Alastair Cooke of Demitasse comments: Tech Field Day can be an interesting event, not just from the technology side. One of the early questions for Violin Memory was basically: How are you still in business? The answer was that they still have cash and are selling product. The core of their presentation is that this is not the […]
Alastair Cooke writing for The Virtualization Practice comments: Whenever an innovation or buzzword gets popular, it is natural for marketing to pile on and apply the word to products. We are starting to see “hyperconverged” achieve this sort of recognition. Early hyperconverged vendors built their solutions from the beginning to be hyperconverged and deliver a […]
Alastair Cook of Demitasse writes: Living in a small city, in a small country, I see a lot of small businesses. These customers will never have a virtualisation specialist on their staff, they barely have an IT specialist. These same customers find that their IT needs have grown beyond a single Windows server and some desktops. Some sort of […]
Alastair Cooke of Demitasse comments: This learning moment came from a health check that I did with a client. They had a small VMware estate with only three ESX servers and a small SAN. They asked for a health check because they had been let down by VMware High Availability (HA) when one of their […]