Michael Otey


Michael Otey, senior technical director 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.

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NetApp Provides Multi-Cloud Private Storage
At the 2014 Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington D.C., NetApp announced their new private storage solution for multiple clouds. The new storage solution uses ONTAP storage physically located at data centers to create secure, high speed connections to Azure and Amazon.
Product Review: HP StoreEasy 5530
The HP StoreEasy 5530 provides plug-and-play highly available NAS & iSCSI storage
Product Review: HP RDX USB 3.0 Removable Disk Backup System
HP’s new RDX USB 3.0 is designed to provide fast and reliable backups for SMBs and remote offices where there might not be any technical IT resources.
Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Preview Provides Cloud-based DR
Microsoft releases Azure Site Recovery Preview
Top Ten New Features in Microsoft Azure
At TechEd 2014, new features for Microsoft Azure were announced and explained to audiences eager to learn about the new improvements. Click through examples of the top ten new features in Microsoft Azure.
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VMware’s vCenter Log Insight 2.0 Extends Windows Management
VMware recently released vCenter Log Insight 2.0—an update to the system management capabilities that will allow users to centrally collect data, troubleshoot operational problems, and solve data issues.
Product Review: HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8
The HP DL580 Gen8 is an Enterprise-level powerhouse server, tested and reviewed by Mike Otey.
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Take Advantage of OneDrive Groups 2
OneDrive Groups enables you to create a document-centric store that can be accessed and even co-owned by multiple people, which makes it a great tool for collaborating on documents and other projects.
Top Ten: New Features in Windows 8.1 Update 1
Your guide to the new features in Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Top 10 Intel Xeon E7 v2 Ivy Bridge-EX Features
Intel's newest Xeon E7 v2 sets new performance heights with 15 cores per CPU and supports up to 4TB of RAM.
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Top Ten: New Features in SQL Server 2014
Microsoft has released SQL Server 2014 just two years after releasing SQL Server 2012, but Microsoft has stepped up its game and added a handful of exciting new features.
HotLink DR Express provides VMware Disaster Recovery to Amazon
Learn about Hotlink's cloud-based DR for VMware.
Top Ten: Windows 8.1 Apps for IT Pros 4
The Windows Store has over 130,000 apps for Windows 8, and although there are certainly a number of fun apps to install, some apps are bound to be more useful in the workplace than Angry Birds.
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Microsoft Announces Windows Azure ExpressRoute
Windows Azure ExpressRoute enables enterprises extend their private networks to Windows Azure using fast, low-latency network connections.
First Look: NEC Express5800/A2000
Michael Otey takes a first look at the new NEC Express5800/A2000 enterprise servers.
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