About the Author
Bernard Lopuz is a senior technical support analyst at Oracle Corporation. In the early years of his IT career before he became an Oracle database administrator, he was a programmer, developing Unisys LINC and Oracle applications, as well as interactive voice response applications, such as telephone banking voice processing applications. He has wide experience using RedHat AS and Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL). Bernard was the technical reviewer of RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 11g: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2007), and is an Oracle Certified Professional. He pursued a master's degree in computer information technology at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and completed a bachelor's degree in computer engineering at the Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila, Philippines. Bernard lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife, Leizle, and daughters, Juliet and Carol.
Charles Kim is an Oracle ACE Director, VMware vExpert, Oracle Certified DBA, Certified Exadata Specialist, and a Certified RAC Expert. Charles holds certifications in Oracle, VMware, Red Hat Linux, and Microsoft, and has over 23 years of Oracle experience on mission- and business-critical databases. Charles presents regularly at local, regional, national, and international Oracle conferences including IOUG Collaborate, VMware World, and Oracle OpenWorld on topics of RAC, Exadata, Database As A Service, Database Consolidations, Private Database Cloud, ASM, Linux Best Practices, Data Guard Best Practices, Performance Tuning, VMware Virtualization Best Practices, Oracle Database Virtualization, and 7×24 High Availability Considerations. Charles is the technical editor of the Automatic Storage Management book by Oracle Press, the current President of the Cloud Computing and Virtualization SIG for the Independent Oracle User Group, and blogs regularly at blog.dbaexpert.com.