Categories for General

Database Cloud – is it Real, Possible and Licensable?

posted August 24, 2017, 1:19 PM by

Bob Lindquist – House of Brick Client Services Director; Jim Hannan – House of Brick Principal Architect; and Pete Schmitt – cStor CTO
Database Cloud – it is Real

House of Brick has been the pioneer in database virtualization for over…

Data Pump and Grants to PUBLIC

posted March 1, 2017, 10:52 AM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

In a recent migration activity using Oracle Data Pump, we ran into problems with table permissions on the target database. After working with the software vendor and investigating the issues, it was determined that the…

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

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. This blog is in…

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…

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)…

Using Chef to Automate Important but Overlooked Tasks

posted September 9, 2016, 4:55 PM by

John McDougald, Senior Consultant
The Database is Not Working
You’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz about DevOps, the new software design lifecycle (SDLC) paradigm that combines agile development with agile infrastructure – placing infrastructure specifications, configuration, and settings into code and building…

Immature IT and the IT Horror Story

posted May 27, 2016, 4:54 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

I have been in the IT industry for about 20 years. As many of you can relate, when you talk with non-IT family members and friends, they first ask you what you do. You answer…

Rename Root Volume Group

posted April 20, 2016, 10:20 AM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Renaming a volume group is a fairly straightforward process, assuming that the volume group is not the root volume group. That is to say, the volume group containing the boot image and root filesystem.

The reason…