Michael Otey's Blog

Jun 23, 2014
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Equinix Connects the Multi-Cloud

Learn about Equinix's support for Azure and the Cloud Exchange. Get a look into their cloud datacenter....More
May 28, 2014
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Industry Bytes: Veeam Software’s new Availability Suite v8 Improves Virtualization Uptime

Veeam Software's Availability Suite v8 provides always-on availability...More
May 14, 2014
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TechEd 2014 Briefings: Vision Solutions Previews Double-Take Cloud Migration Service

Vision Solutions Previews Double-Take Cloud Migration Service...More
May 14, 2014
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TechEd 2014 Briefings: ExpressRoute Enables Private Connections to Azure

ExpressRoute Enables Private Connections to Azure...More
May 13, 2014
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TechEd 2014 Keynote Review – Microsoft Goes Cloud First Mobile First

Microsoft goes cloud first mobile first...More
May 1, 2014
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation Edition Shuts Down Every Hour 1

Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation Edition...More
Apr 22, 2014
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Industry Bytes: Violin Memory Announces Windows Flash Array

Violin Memory releases their all new Windows Flash Array appliance which combines high performance flash storage with Windows Storage Server 2012...More
Oct 20, 2013
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Industry Brief: VMware Expands its Cloud Management Line-up

At VMworld Europe 2013 in Barcelona VMware announced a series of significant enhancements to their virtualization and cloud management products...More
Aug 28, 2013
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VMworld 2013 Live: Day 3

Summing up VMworld 2013...More
Aug 27, 2013
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VMworld 2013 Briefing: Vision Solutions Double-Take 7.0

Vision Solutions Double-Take 7.0 provides cross hypervisor high availability...More
Aug 27, 2013
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VMworld 2013 Live: Day 2

In the day 2 keynote at VMworld 2013 Carl Esenbach President and Chief Operating Officer demonstrated many of the new products that Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, announced the day before. Carl started out by saying that the official overall attendee count for this year’s VMworld 2013 was 22,500 -- making it the biggest VMworld conference so far. Carl then recapped the vSphere 5.5, vCloud Suite 5.5 and NSX network virtualization announcements...More
Aug 26, 2013
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VMworld 2013 Live: Day 1

VMware announces vSphere 5.5 and vCloud Suite 5.5 at VMworld 2013...More
Jul 31, 2013
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Windows RT Really Isn’t So Bad 4

Windows RT works as a consumer oriented tablet...More
Microsoft Management Summit 2013
Apr 9, 2013
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Live from Microsoft Management Summit 2013: Day 2

Michael Otey, senior technical director for Windows IT Pro, and Sean Deuby, technical director for Windows IT Pro, met with Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server and System Center, and Michael Schutz, General Manager, Server and Tools Marketing, at MMS 2013 to discuss the significant maturation of Windows Server 2012 and the System Center management infrastructure....More
Microsoft Management Summit
Apr 9, 2013
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Live from Microsoft Management Summit 2013

At this year’s Microsoft Management Summit 2013, Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft, demonstrated how Microsoft’s current System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 management tools can seamlessly extend your data center into the Windows Azure cloud....More
Oct 10, 2012
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VMware Expands Cloud Management Offering

At this week’s VMworld Europe 2012 conference in Barcelona VMware announced several new and updated products to expand its cloud and virtualization management offerings. VMware’s new cloud management solutions build on the the software defined datacenter platform that they presented in their vCloud Suite 5.1 announcements at the previous VMworld 2012 held in San Francisco. The management of the cloud is the next layer of the virtual IT infrastructure and VMware’s new cloud management products simplify and automate management by enabling IT to manage services across heterogeneous clouds....More
Sep 11, 2012
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VMworld 2012: NEC Announces new R320c Fault Tolerant Server

At VMworld 2012 in San Francisco Hiro Matsunami, Senior Manager Product Management Servers & Systems Software Division and Chas Weber, Director Strategic Alliances of NEC briefed me about NEC’s upcoming R320c fault tolerant server. The new R320c is the sixth generation of NEC fault tolerant servers. NEC first began manufacturing fault tolerant servers back in 2000.  Unlike general purpose servers which are rendered inoperable when a major component fails, fault tolerant servers like the R320c are designed to withstand all types of component failures with no downtime....More
Aug 29, 2012
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VMworld 2012: HP Releases VMware View Optimized Thin Clients

One of the growing trends in the industry is the move toward hosted desktop virtualization also known as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or VDI.   VDI deployments are often used in highly secure implementations like the military and the Department of Defense. At VMworld 2012 I met with with Christian Jones, HP Thin Client product marketing manager to talk about HP’s new line of thin clients....More
Aug 29, 2012
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VMworld 2012: DataCore SANsymphony-V Virtualizes Storage

One of the most interesting meetings I had at this year’s VMworld 2012 was with Steve Houck Chief Operating Officer of DataCore Software. Steve explained that DataCore has been in the storage virtualization business  for the past 14 years and that SANsymphony-V is the ninth release of their flagship product.  Just like VMware virtualizes compute and memory resources, DataCore’s SANsymphony-V abstracts and virtualizes storage resources....More
Aug 28, 2012
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VMworld 2012: NEC's Cloud in Vault

Today many companies are looking into the different cloud computing offerings provided by different vendors. Most of those vendors provide off-site services where the business has little of no control over the servers or the data. Trusting security, data integrity and performance levels to the cloud vendor. At this past VMworld 2012 I met with NEC’s Bill Michael, Director Cloud Services to discuss NEC’s new Cloud in a Vault service....More
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