House of Brick is the recognized industry leader in the virtualization of the most business critical systems on VMware.
Having consulted with dozens of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as many SMB enterprises, House of Brick has the experience and expertise to make the virtualization of your business critical applications and systems successful.
House of Brick provides an array of consulting services focused on virtualization with VMware technologies. Contact us for:
- House of Brick key service value components
- Hybrid/private cloud architectures for complex tier-one workloads
- Legacy to virtualization, and private/hybrid cloud system replatforming
- Oracle and SQL Server virtualization specialties
- Oracle license review & optimized utilization
- Short term assessments and proof-of-concept projects
- Long-term project analysis, PM, implementation, & validation
7 Reasons to Virtualize
Business Critical Systems
1. Cost Reduction
This comes in the form of both CapEx reductions from hardware and hardware-based software licensing, and OpEx reductions from improved manageability, shorter app development cycles, improved QA, etc.
2. Near 100% Reliable Disaster Recoverability
Historical recovery from a disaster is lacking. VMware virtualization provides near 100% recoverability.
3. Product Release Cycle Optimization
Fast and complete environment cloning; isolated test environments; quick server provisioning; improved development server management, etc.
4. High Availability (HA)
HA for business critical workloads is not a nicety, it is critical. VMware HA works with or in place of traditional HA tools.
5. Application/DB License Optimization
Load up the hardware with more Oracle or other workloads without paying for more hardware-based licenses; co-mingle pre-production and production workloads on the same servers; optimize DR licensing.
6. Flexibility in Deployment
Do you want to develop an internal private cloud architecture? What about leveraging the public cloud for a hybrid or fully outsourced strategy? Virtualizing your business critical system gives you the flexibility to explore each of these options.
7. Security Considerations
Complete isolation between systems on the same host; smaller attack target footprint; processor-based VM security assist; randomization of executable locations; Dynamic Binary Translation; zero-based memory; storage isolation between VM’s that prevents wide-scale data corruption; virtual switches less vulnerable to MAC spoofing, random frame, and other types of attacks; etc.
vSphere 6 and Oracle RAC
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Oracle on VMware in the AWS Cloud
vSphere Settings for All Flash Arrays
With the help of House of Brick and VMware Professional Services, we have been able to virtualize our most demanding Oracle Databases on x86 servers. Where initially we believed that these databases would be too demanding for a virtual machine, we now have the confidence that vSphere can handle our largest transaction-processing databases with ease.”