Month: June 2012

vFabric Data Director and You

House of Brick Principal Architect I’m sure that all of you have at least heard about vFabric Data Director by now. You know that it is the first database-as-a-service offering featuring true database virtualization (if not, I’ll explain this one shortly). You know...

vSphere 5 Advantages for VBCA — Part 4 vMotion

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect Part 4 – vSphere 5 vMotion In Part 4 of vSphere 5 Advantages for a VBCA, I turn my focus to vMotion and it’s enhancements in vSphere 5. VMware vMotion offers the ability to live-migrate virtual machines from one ESX host to...

Virtualizing SQL Servers Leads to Maintenance Savings

House of Brick Principal Architect This blog post analyses the raw numbers behind routine maintenance and demonstrates how virtualization reduces the number of servers that need to be periodically patched. Virtualization also reduces the effort needed to patch the...

VMware & Oracle – Can’t we all just get along?

Nathan Biggs, CEO For as long as we have been working with VMware to virtualize Oracle workloads, House of Brick has pushed the envelope of what VMware thought was technically possible, and what Oracle thought was prudent for maximizing license revenue. In 1996 (oops...

vSphere 5 Advantages for VBCA – Part 3

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect In Part 3 of vSphere 5 Advantages for VBCA, I turn my focus to Storage vMotion and its enhancements in vSphere 5. Storage vMotion capabilities were first introduced in vSphere 3 as a way to migrate from VMFS2 to VMFS3. It...