Michael Otey is a contributor for IT Pro Today, Petri, and TechTarget. He is president of TECA Inc. a technical writing, content creation, and consulting company in Portland, Oregon and is a former SQL Server Microsoft MVP. He was also Senior Technical Director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro where he performed numerous hardware and software product reviews. He covers the topics of SQL Server, Windows Server, data center, virtualization, containers, hardware, storage, the cloud, and systems management. Michael has written hundreds of technical articles and dozens of technical books. He does frequent webcasts and is a regular presenter at IT/Dev Connections, PASS and other technical conferences.