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December 2015
Newsletter | Buzz Around Oracle Multitenant, All-Flash Arrays & Oracle Licensing

In our December issue, we featured a blog, Do All-Flash Storage Arrays Help Reduce My Oracle License Footprint? by CEO Nathan Biggs. This edition also included CIO Mike Stone’s article What’s All the Buzz Around Oracle Multitenant?, a post regarding the Required PERL Modules for Opatch Auto Patching by Principal Architect Joe Grant, and a blog on Increasing Swap by Resizing the Partition by Principal Architect Jeff Stonacek.

November 2015
Newsletter | vSphere Settings for All-Flash Arrays, Benefits of Storage Snapshots Video

In our November issue, we featured a video of a brown bag tech talk, The Stunning Benefits of Storage Snapshots, given by Senior Consultant Chris Vacanti at VeeamOn 2015. We also spotlighted a video from Oracle OpenWorld 2015, HoB Shares Virtualization Insights in theCUBE at OOW, featuring CEO Nathan Biggs and VP of Client Services Jim Ogborn. This edition also included a featured tweet from EMC’s EMC Rocks event, which included an Oracle Licensing presentation by CEO Nathan Biggs and an article on vSphere Settings for All Flash Arrays by Principal Architect Jeff Stonacek.

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October 2015
Newsletter | Review of CCL’s Oracle Licensing REport, VNUMA & SQL Server

In our October issue, we featured a Review of the Campaign for Clear Licensing’s Oracle Licensing Report by CTO and Chief Evangelist Dave Welch. This edition also included highlights of Principal Architect Shawn Meyers’ recent vNUMA & SQL Server presentation at VMworld 2015, an article regarding Oracle AWR & Statspack Reports – Performing an Initial High Level Review by Senior Consultant Jonas Mason, and a post on Installing Oracle Software – Prerequisites by Senior Consultant Andy Kerber.

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September 2015
Newsletter | Oracle Announces SE2, Optimizing Your Operations, BC Case Study

In our September issue, we offered insights on Oracle’s Announcement of Standard Edition 2 in an article by Principal Architects Nick Walter and David Woodard. This edition also featured our latest case study Laitram Improves Efficiency of Business Continuity Process by More Than 60%, an article on key considerations when implementing BCAs in Go-Live: Optimizing Your Environment & Operations by Principal Architect Jim Hannan, a post on Changing a SA Account by Principal Architect Shawn Meyers, and an article on Oracle Calibrate I/O – Part 2 by Principal Architect Jim Hannan.

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August 2015
Newsletter | Exadata vs. Vblock, Oracle GI 11.2 Installation on RHEL 7

In our August issue, we highlighted a post on Oracle GI 11.2 Installation on RHEL 7 by Principal Architect Joe Grant. This edition also featured CEO Nathan Biggs’ Exadata vs. Vblock case study, a post on Oracle Licensing and the Advanced Compression Option by Principal Architect Jeff Stonacek, and an article on Storage Presentation Options by Principal Architect Joe Grant.

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July 2015
Newsletter | storage Snapshots, HammerDB, Gartner Paper REview

In our July edition, we highlighted Storage Snapshots for Database Refreshes by Principal Architect Joe Grant. This issue also featured CTO and Chief Evangelist Dave Welch’s Review of Gartner’s November 2014 Virtualization’s an Oracle Audit Risk Paper, a post on Load Testing with HammerDB by CIO Mike Stone, and the second part of Principal Architect Jeff Stonacek’s article on Fast XTTS with Cross Platform Incremental Backup.

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June 2015
Newsletter | Instant V2P Cloning with FlexClone, Oracle Licensing Insights

In our June edition, we highlighted part 2 of Automating Virtualized Oracle Deployments by Principal Architect Joe Grant. This issue also featured a blog on Oracle Database Licensing Insights and Tips written by Principal Architect Jim Hannan, a post on Instant V2P Cloning and NetApp’s FlexClone by CIO Mike Stone, and an article on Honing Your Ninja Skills – Engaging Oracle on Licensing Topics by CEO Nathan Biggs.

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May 2015
Newsletter | Changing a Database Name & SQL Server and HA

In our May edition, we highlighted our latest SQL Server post, SQL Server and HA – What You Need to Know Before You Decide by Principal Architect Shawn Meyers. This issue also featured a blog on Changing a Database Name Using NEWID written by Senior Consultant Tom Roehr and the last two parts of an interview focused on Backups & Recoverability between Joe Grant and fellow Principal Architect Jim Hannan.

April 2015
Newsletter | Oracle Parking Garage, Backups & Recoverability Interview

In our April issue, we highlighted our Oracle Parking Garage image. This issue also featured a blog on VM Storage Presentation Methods written by Principal Architect Joe Grant and the first two parts of an interview focused on Backups & Recoverability between Joe Grant and fellow Principal Architect Jim Hannan.

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MARCH 2015
Newsletter | Oracle Virtualization Bootcamp, Benchmarking Transaction Databases

In the March edition, we highlighted our Oracle Virtualization & Licensing Bootcamp at IOUG Collaborate 2015. This issue also featured a blog on Benchmarking Transaction Databases written by Senior Consultant Tom Roehr and the post Why Oracle RAC on VMware by CTO & Chief Evangelist Dave Welch.

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February 2015
Newsletter | OS Watcher black box, Oracle Licensing Webinar

In this edition of our newsletter, we announce that Dave Welch, CTO & Chief Evangelist will be one of the experts featured the March 19th Straight Talk on Oracle on VMware Licensing webinar. We also feature a blog on Oracle’s Cloud Offering: DBaaS written by Principal Architect Jeff Stonacek, a post regarding OS Watcher Black Box – Revisted written by Senior Consultant, Tom Roehr and insights regarding 5 Things a Business Person Should Think about When Considering DBaaS by Nathan Biggs, CEO.

January 2015
Newsletter | DBAAS Overview, InfoTec 2015 Session

In this edition of our newsletter, we announce that our DBaaS session was selected by the Infotec Conference Committee for Infotec 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska in April. We also highlight a DBaaS Overview blog written by Principal Architect Jeff Stonacek and a post regarding Upgrading to Oracle 12c written by CIO Mike Stone.

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