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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

New High Availability and Disaster Recovery Features in SQL Server 2019

The latest release of SQL Server 2019 has several important enhancements for high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR). Let’s take a look at some of the main HA and DR changes in SQL Server 2019.

Nov 20, 2019

Cloud Computing

What You Need to Know about Azure Stack Edge and the Hybrid Cloud

While pretty much everybody knows that Microsoft is one of the main cloud providers with Azure, not everyone knows that Microsoft is also offering hardware-based edge computing devices. One of the newer hybrid cloud computing technologies, the edge, is essentially a distributed computing model that brings compute power and data storage closer to the location where it is needed.

Nov 13, 2019

Backup & Storage

The Benefits of DRaaS for the SMB

While definitely necessary, making and maintaining disaster recovery (DR) plans is definitely not one of the favorite tasks for IT personnel. DR planning is complex, time-consuming, and it involves the resources of a number of both IT and non-IT related personnel. In addition, implementing DR plans isn’t cheap.

Oct 24, 2019

Amazon Web Services

Taking a Look at Your Hybrid Cloud Storage Appliance Options

Seamlessly extending your local storage to the cloud is what hybrid cloud storage appliances offer. Sometimes these hybrid cloud storage options are extensions to local storage systems or sometimes they are specifically designed for hybrid cloud storage.

Oct 9, 2019

Amazon Web Services

Digging into the Back Up Myths

Backing up your data can be an easy process but it's important to not get caught up in only taking the easy route too.

Sep 27, 2019

Amazon Web Services

The Hybrid Cloud Becomes the New Norm

As businesses have been moving along the path toward modernization and digital transformation, there’s no doubt that they have been adopting the hybrid cloud in greater numbers.

Sep 11, 2019

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