Categories for VMware

VMware Enterprise Licensing – What You Need To Know

posted April 14, 2017, 12:59 PM by

Rob Wiens, Managing Director, Sequoia Enterprise Services

This is a guest blog post written by Rob Wiens, a former award winning VMware Account Executive and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sequoia Enterprise Services. Sequoia is a consulting firm specializing in…

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)…

Disaster Recovery 2.0

posted August 15, 2016, 10:03 AM by

by Chris Vacanti, Senior Consultant

The worst disaster recovery solution is the one you think works.

For most of us in the IT industry, disaster recovery becomes a second part-time job we have to do some time during our full-time job….

The Importance of a Good DR Strategy

posted August 8, 2016, 12:10 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

We are very fond of this picture at House of Brick, as it speaks to the common misconception that Disaster Recovery (DR) is just the button you hit, and then magically your business is up…

How to Backup Oracle in the Virtual World

posted June 30, 2016, 4:30 PM by

Michael Stone (@HoBMStone), Lead Architect and CIO
VM Strategies
Being virtualized brings some intriguing new possibilities to the table in terms of database backup, recovery, and cloning. Below we will explore the surface of those capabilities and implications.

Snapshot / Stun Issues

vSphere 6 and Oracle RAC

posted April 29, 2016, 4:48 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

I was fortunate enough to attend the Oracle Expert DBA Workshop with VMware last week. The presentations were excellent and reconnecting with industry experts was professionally very enjoyable. If you’re interested in learning more about…

An Oracle Licensing Story – Part 1

posted February 26, 2016, 2:47 PM by

Jonas Mason, Senior Consultant

House of Brick consultants have a unique perspective into organizational cultures, their Oracle database environments, and the impact this has on the ability to emerge from an Oracle audit unscathed or wounded.

We understand the competing demands…

Mars vs. Oracle

posted January 17, 2016, 2:06 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist

House of Brick has become the industry’s lightning rod on the topic of licensing Oracle technology running on VMware. As a compliment to our contract instruction over the years, we have pointed out…