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…

House of Brick’s 20th Anniversary – A Personal Retrospective

posted June 1, 2018, 10:07 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist
A Former Professional Life
The Product Integration Group was established at a former employer by a visionary president. He understood the need for something that went beyond functional quality assurance—a team that proved and…

VMFS vs. RDM vs. VVols – Part 2

posted February 9, 2018, 11:35 AM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

Back in 2014, I wrote a blog VMFS vs. RDM Part 1, and with the introduction of vSphere 6 and VVols (Virtual Volumes), I thought the time was right for Part 2. In part 2,…

Oracle Database Appliance: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

posted January 20, 2018, 10:49 PM by

Jonas Mason, Principal Architect

This blog covers the experiences House of Brick consultants have had with the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) based on migrating to it, supporting it, and patching it. The title indicates our mixed feelings about this offering.
ODA’s…

Why We Virtualize – A Practical Example

posted January 5, 2018, 3:24 PM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

This summer I was involved with a large-scale datacenter move for one of our clients. Rather than maintaining their own datacenters, they utilize a co-location facility. The datacenter where their workloads were hosted was…

Troubleshooting VMware Workstation at 100% CPU

posted November 30, 2017, 2:51 PM by

by Phil Ekins (@SQLPhilUK), Principal Architect

Here at House of Brick, virtualization is near and dear to our hearts, we heavily utilize VMware Workstation to create secure client access, create labs to test new features, etc.

This is a great product,…

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