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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.


Essential Components of a Successful DR Strategy

Learn about the essential elements for building a DR that works for your environment and all types of scenarios.

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Upgrading your Infrastructure with the Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid IT has many use-cases and while it’s not for everyone, the vast majority of scenarios can benefit from this model.

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Strategies to Minimize Data Loss with Hyper-V Replica

Learn about the factors that can help you minimize data loss with Hyper-V Replica and prevent your next downtime.

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Avoiding the Five Biggest Disaster Recovery Mistakes

Michael Otey talks about avoiding the five biggest disaster recovery mistakes.

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Hybrid Cloud HA and DR Using SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Today, many businesses are in the process of looking for ways to leverage the hybrid cloud for high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR). Find out how SQL Server’s AlwaysOn Availability Groups provide protection for multiple user databases.

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Hyper-V Replica for Disaster Recovery

Michael Otey discusses Hyper-V Replica as an option for protecting business-critical virtual machines from site or system outages.

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Modernizing Your IT Infrastructure with Windows Server 2016 and the Hybrid Cloud

Take advantage of the Hybrid Cloud capabilities in Windows Server 2016.

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Leveraging VM Replication for Fast Recovery

Replication is one of the fastest and most effective high availability technologies for protecting and quickly restoring VMs in the event of a site or system failure. Find out how virtual machine replicas enable you to minimize downtime.

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VMware’s vRealize Suite Refresh Provides Enhanced Hybrid Cloud Automation and DevOps Support

VMware announced a complete refresh of its vRealize Suite with support for intelligent operations, hybrid cloud, automation and DevOps

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Using RPOs and RTOs to Drive Your Disaster Recovery Strategy

When you’re creating a disaster recovery strategy for your business, there are two main criteria that you need to consider: your Restore Point Objectives and your Restore Time Objectives. Take a look at how your RPOs and RTOs affect your DR strategies.

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