Michael Steineke is a Windows Server Platform expert with an industry-wide reputation as an innovator in the areas of Windows Server, storage and network architecture, disaster recovery, datacenter configuration, and SQL Server. His thought leadership has led to four consecutive Microsoft Cluster MVPs and regular speaking engagements. Steineke currently serves as Vice President of Information Technology for Edgenet – an industry leader in collecting, structuring and delivering product data. At Edgenet, Michael has designed and implemented multiple systems for scalability, high availability and disaster recovery – employing his expert knowledge of Windows Clustering including geographically dispersed clusters. Steineke has spoken on subjects like Windows Server 2012, clusters, Hyper-V, SQL Server, and multi-site clusters at user groups and conferences of all sizes, including SQL Saturdays, SQL PASS Summit, Microsoft TechEd, and the MVP Summit held at Microsoft.