Michael Otey


Michael Otey, senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products. He also previously served as technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro. Email him at mikeo@teca.com
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Q & A: Why am I seeing the status of Paused-Critical on my Hyper-V VMs?
Fix Hyper-V VMs stuck in Paused-Critical status
VMworld 2015 Summary: Pat Gelsinger’s Five Imperatives
Pat Gelsinger's five imperatives for digital business
VMworld 2015 Briefings: End User Computing Advances
Learn about the new VMware advances in end user computing
VMworld 2015 Briefings: VMware’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Leads the Market

Last year at VMworld hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) was the newest industry buzzword that everyone was trying to learn about. Things have changed quickly and now HCI has become a one of the most rapidly adopted new IT technologies. At this year’s VMworld 2015 in San Francisco I met with Mornay Van Der Walt, vice president, EVO:RAIL Group, VMware. Mornay explained to me the reason that HCI is gaining traction in the industry so rapidly is because it provides predictable behavior, prices and that HCI is simpler to implement than converged or traditional infrastructure solutions.

VMworld 2015: Day One

More than 23,000 attendees were at this year’s VMworld 2015 conference in San Francisco. In this year’s keynote Carl Eschenbach, VMware’s President and Chief Operating Officer, said the theme VMworld 2015 is Ready for ANY. That certainly seems to fall in line with VMware’s practical customer-oriented focus.

Collecting Performance Counters with PowerShell 1
See how you can access performance data using PowerShell
Top Ten: New Features in vSphere 6.0
Get up to speed on the new features in VMware vSphere 6.0
Deploying Windows 10 in the Enterprise
Windows 10 brings new features to the enterprise
Automating Your Operations with VMM Services
Learn how you can use VMM services to automate your server deployments
What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.0?
Learn about the most important new features in vSphere 6.0
Maximizing Hyper-V Performance
Learn the best practices to maximize Hyper-V performance
Tip: Find your Hyper-V Configuration File with PowerShell
See how you can use PowerShell to find your Hyper-V configuration files
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