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October 2018
Newsletter | Using XFS Filesystem for DBs, HA Cloud Options Webinar, and more

In our October issue, we featured articles from CIO & Lead Architect Mike Stone, Using the XFS Filesystem for Databases, and Senior Architect Andy Kerber, Installing OEM Cloud Control Using the Silent Install Method. This newsletter also included a link to House of Brick’s latest on demand webinar, A Review of High Availability Options in the Cloud presented by Principal Architect Phil Ekins.

Industry news featured included: MS Switching SQL Server to Bimonthly Cumulative Updates and Oracle Top Cloud Exec Thomas Kurian Resigns.

 

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September 2018
NEWSLETTER | AWS’ New Optimize CPUs Feature, 20th Anniversary Retrospective and more

In our September issue, we featured articles from Principal Architect Nick Walter, Oracle RDS Best Practices for Backup, and CEO Nathan Biggs, People, Process, and Technology: Three Pillars of Successful License Management. This newsletter also included a link to the white paper, Optimizing Oracle Costs in the Cloud as well as a list of House of Brick’s VMworld 2018 sessions now available on demand.

Industry news featured included: Running Ubuntu VMs just got a lot easier, says Microsoft and VMware Plans to Bring More AWS Services On Prem.

 

 

August 2018
Newsletter | SQL Server on Linux Install, Navigating Oracle Audits, and more

In our August issue, we featured an article from CTO & Chief Evangelist Dave Welch, Will This Latest Suit Against Oracle Ever See a Court Hearing?. This newsletter also included a blog by Principal Architect Phil Ekins, SQL Server on Linux Install – The Basics as well as an article by CTO & Chief Evangelist Dave Welch and Fulmer Ware’s Pam Fulmer, Navigating Oracle Audits.

Industry news featured included: VMware Cloud On AWS: ‘Tremendous Momentum’ For Partners and Microsoft CEO talks about getting its mojo back.

 

JULY 2018
Newsletter | VMware Cloud on AWS White Paper, Effects of Values on Oracle Initialization Parameter, and more

In our July issue, we featured a white paper by CIO Mike Stone and Principal Architect Nick Walter, Migrating Critical Oracle Workloads to the Cloud Using VMware Cloud on AWS. This newsletter also included articles from Senior Consultant Andy Kerber, Effects of the Values of ‘Setall’ vs. ‘None’ on the Oracle Initialization Parameter filesystemio_options and CEO Nathan Biggs, Announcing New Tools – Establishing Our Leadership Position for Oracle in the Cloud as well as a list of House of Brick’s upcoming sessions for VMworld 2018.

Industry news featured included: Who will win the cloud? CEOs offer wildly differing picks…  and VMware Cloud on AWS Continues to Gain Momentum with Enterprises.

 

June 2018
NEWSLETTER | AWS’ New Optimize CPUs Feature, 20th Anniversary Retrospective and more

In our June issue, we featured articles from Principal Architect Nick Walter, Running Oracle in EC2? Leverage AWS’ New Optimize CPUs Feature, and AWS’ Optimize CPUs Feature Expands to RDS. CTO & Chief Evangelist Dave Welch shared his insights on HoB’s recent milestone in his blog, House of Brick’s 20th Anniversary – A Personal Retrospective. This newsletter also included a blog by CEO Nathan Biggs, Oops!… They Did It Again – Debunking Oracle’s Claims of Needing to License Prospective Events in the Cloud as well as a list of House of Brick’s upcoming sessions for VMworld 2018.

Industry news featured included: Gartner reveals one big reason Oracle’s cloud hasn’t caught on and VMware’s Multi-Cloud Strategy & Broader Portfolio Paying Off.

 

May 2018
NEWSLETTER | Microsoft SQL Server on Linux, Cloning an Oracle Home and more

In our May issue, we featured articles from Principal Architect Joe Grant, Microsoft SQL Server on Linux: Getting Started and
Microsoft SQL Server on Linux: OS Installation – Red Hat. A recent blog, Cloning an Oracle Home, by Senior Consultant Andy Kerber was also highlighted.

Industry news featured included: Microsoft’s most popular SQL Server product of all time runs on Linux, and Introducing Optimize CPUs for Amazon EC2 Instances

April 2018
NEWSLETTER | Licensing Oracle on AWS, MS Easy Button for SPN and Double Hop and more

In our April issue, we featured an article from Principal Architect Shawn Meyers, Microsoft Made an Easy Button for SPN and Double Hop Issues. A recent blog, Licensing Oracle on AWS: Opening a Window Wide to the Cloud, by CEO Nathan Biggs was also highlighted. This newsletter also included an article by Principal Architect Jeff Stonacek, Oracle Geospatial Features: Spatial vs. Locator.

Industry news featured included: Database decisions: AWS has changed the game for IT; Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s CEO: Digitize or Die; and Oracle Needs a New Narrative – Oracle Corporation | Seeking Alpha.

March 2018
NEWSLETTER | Disabling Oracle Management Packs, Protecting Oracle Databases Without Data Guard and more

In our March issue, we featured an article from Principal Architect Joe Grant, Disabling Oracle Option and Management Packs. A recent blog, “Curses! Foiled Again!” Doing Right for our Oracle Audit Defense Customers, by CEO Nathan Biggs was also highlighted. This newsletter also included an article by Principal Architect Jonas Mason, Protecting Oracle Databases without Oracle Data Guard and a post by CTO & Chief Evangelist Dave Welch, Business Continuity and Security On-Prem and in the Cloud: Moving Beyond Technique.

FEBRUARY 2018
NEWSLETTER | VMFS vs. RDM vs. VVols, Max Server Memory Impact on CPU and more

In our February issue, we featured an article from Principal Architect Jim Hannan, VMFS vs. RDM vs. VVols – Part 2. A recent blog, Oracle Named User Single/Multi Server Licensing, by Principal Architect Jeff Stonacek was also highlighted. This newsletter also included a link to a recent blog by Principal Architect Shawn Meyers, Can Max Server Memory Impact CPU?.

January 2018
NEWSLETTER | ODA, Meltdown & Spectre, Configuring AWS for X-Windows and more

In our January issue, we featured an article from Principal Architect Nick Walter – Meltdown and Spectre: What Customers Need to Know. A recent blog, Oracle Database Appliance: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, by Principal Architect Jonas Mason was also highlighted. This newsletter also included links to two recent blogs, Configuring AWS for X-Windows by Senior Consultant Andy Kerber, and Why We Virtualize – A Practical Example by Principal Architect Joe Grant.

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