Categories for Cloud, Cloud Computing, Oracle, VMware

9 Key Questions Every IT Department Should Ask in 2019

posted February 15, 2019, 4:30 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect; Nick Walter, Principal Architect; and Bob Lindquist, Director of Client Services

In this blog we take a look at some trends that we have observed in the industry over the past year, and what we believe 2019…

Slicing the Database Security Pie

posted January 25, 2019, 3:43 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

Oracle Security Best Practices in EC2 and RDS for the DBA
Many House of Brick customers who I speak to are very excited about the possibilities of running Oracle in AWS, either on EC2 or leveraging the…

Oracle RDS Best Practices for Backup

posted September 14, 2018, 9:49 AM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

I recently worked with a client who was using AWS RDS Oracle for the first time. They, like a lot of organizations familiar with managing Oracle databases in on-premises environment, had a fairly robust backup methodology…

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…

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