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Michael Otey is president of TECA, a technical content production, consulting and software development company in Portland, Ore. Michael is a former SQL Server MVP and was Senior Technical Director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro. He covers the topics of SQL Server, Windows Server, Hyper-V, Azure, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, VMware vSphere, PowerShell and .NET development. Michael has written hundreds of technical articles and performed numerous hardware and software product reviews. He does frequent webcasts, is a presenter at IT/Dev Connections and other technical conferences and has written several books on SQL Server and .NET development.


Backup & Storage

What’s Different about Backup to the Cloud?

A lot of businesses have begun to incorporate the cloud into their backup processes and most businesses that haven’t done so yet are looking into the process. Using the cloud as a backup target has a lot of advantages; Cloud services have matured and provide extremely high levels of availability.

Mar 23, 2020

Amazon Web Services

VMware Embraces Kubernetes for App Modernization

Like many businesses today, VMware has embraced Kubernetes as a path forward to rearchitect modern apps and extend infrastructure and app management across the data center, edge and cloud.

Mar 12, 2020

Backup & Storage

The Difference between Backup and Disaster Recovery

While they definitely work together to provide data protection, backup and disaster recovery (DR) are not the same thing. A number of people, especially in smaller and medium-sized businesses, mistakenly think that just doing backups is enough to cover their DR requirements.

Mar 4, 2020

Amazon Web Services

Amazon AWS Leads the Growing Cloud Market

The cloud market has continued to grow at a rapid pace and according to research by Synergy Research Group Amazon AWS remains the clear leader in the cloud market. Synergy Research Group estimated that cloud growth is 37% per year and they also noted that the rate of growth for the cloud market is beginning to slow down.

Feb 19, 2020

Amazon Web Services

A Roundup of Recent AWS Announcements

Amazon AWS is today’s leading cloud provider supporting millions of customers with over 175 cloud services from 22 geographic regions around the world. AWS has been available for over 13 years yet Amazon continues to evolve AWS at an extremely rapid pace. Some of the recent AWS announcements from January 2020 include:

Feb 10, 2020

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Adds new Features to AWS Backup

AWS Backup was first released last year in January 2019 and since that time Amazon has reported that over 20,000 customers are using it to protect their Amazon cloud and on-premise services.

Feb 7, 2020

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