Categories for AWS, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Oracle, SQL Server, VMware Cloud

Oracle and SQL Server on the VMware Cloud on AWS

posted July 27, 2018, 12:31 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

Yesterday, I had the privilege of being invited to participate in a webinar offered by the VMware Cloud on AWS team. It has been an exciting opportunity to work with VMware and AWS, as this offering…

AWS’ Optimize CPUs Feature Expands to RDS

posted June 19, 2018, 4:33 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

Recently I wrote a blog about AWS’ newly unveiled Optimize CPUs for Amazon EC2 Instances feature. While a very welcome feature, it was disappointing that the feature was only initially available for EC2 but not RDS….

Running Oracle in EC2? Leverage AWS’ New Optimize CPUs Feature

posted June 7, 2018, 5:31 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

Licensing Oracle software products in a public cloud environment has always been an awkward sticking point for enterprises looking to move towards hybrid cloud or public cloud solutions. Oracle software products have traditionally been licensed by…

Meltdown and Spectre: What Customers Need to Know

posted January 9, 2018, 4:16 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

At House of Brick we’ve been closely following the latest news stories regarding the recently revealed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, which affect modern CPU architectures. Meltdown, as first widely reported by The Register, concerns a flaw…

Configuring AWS for X-Windows

posted January 8, 2018, 1:11 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

As an Oracle DBA, I often find it necessary to use X-Windows. For unknown reasons, Oracle has chosen to standardize on X-Windows as the normal installer for their software. Because of this requirement for Oracle,…

Is Your Application Ready for the Cloud?

posted October 13, 2017, 2:24 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

Next week House of Brick is hosting a webinar, Straight Talk on Business Critical Applications in the Cloud, as part of the From IT Ops to Cloud Ops BrightTalk Summit. A description of my presentation…

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