Author: Michael Otey

Michael Otey is president of TECA, a technical content production, consulting and software development company in Portland,

The Benefits of DRaaS for the SMB

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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.

Disaster Recovery with Azure Backup for SQL Server VMs

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Running VMs in the cloud has become a big part of the modernization of IT infrastructure for most businesses. However, even though those VMs that are in the cloud, the backup mechanisms that they use to provide disaster recovery (DR) capabilities are essentially the same as they would use for on-premise VMs. They often use legacy technologies that require a lot of resources and are difficult to scale.