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To Cloud or Not to Cloud – What Are the Right Questions?

posted February 21, 2017, 6:15 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

By Jim Hannan, Principal Architect

I have been given the opportunity to speak at both the Infotec and IOUG Collaborate conferences this year. I am very excited to continue to present on the topic of Cloud….

Licensing Oracle Workloads in the Skytap Cloud

posted February 17, 2017, 3:32 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

It has been our privilege over the past few months to work with the great people at Skytap. Skytap is a VMware ESXi-based public cloud. In addition to some very innovative capabilities around the management of…

Why You Should Consider Oracle SE2

posted January 20, 2017, 6:12 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

With core counts rapidly increasing per socket (currently we are seeing chips with 20+ cores per socket), Oracle felt they needed to do something about their SE and SE1 licenses, which offered ever increasing capability…

Oracle on VMware in the AWS Cloud

posted November 23, 2016, 4:52 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO
VMware and AWS Announcement May Crack Open the Window of Opportunity
Over the past two years, we at House of Brick have seen a sea change in the attitudes of companies worldwide toward virtualizing Oracle technology. Whereas…

Approachable Disaster Recovery – How to Do it Right

posted November 15, 2016, 11:39 AM by

by Chris Vacanti, Senior Consultant

Recently I had the privilege of co-presenting a webinar titled Virtualization: The Key to Approachable Disaster Recovery, a part of the BrightTalk Storage and Virtualization Summit. In this webinar we discussed how Disaster Recovery (DR)…

Database Cloning Using Pure Storage

posted November 4, 2016, 10:54 AM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Cloning an Oracle database that is running on Pure Storage can be done through Pure’s snapshot and copy technologies. Snapshots are taken of the source database volumes and then copied to the target volumes. There…

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