||Erik Benner is an Oracle ACE, author, and Enterprise Architect. He has worked with Oracle and Sun Systems since the mid-90s and is experienced with most of the core Oracle technologies. Erik leverages his experience with all of Oracle's Engineered Systems to provide holistic designs that combine database, middleware, and virtualization technologies. Erik has a broad and deep understanding of Oracle Infrastructure technology and how the Oracle database and middleware systems run best with an Oracle-on-Oracle solution. When not flying to the far points of the country from the Atlanta metro area, he enjoys spending time with his family at their observatory, where the telescopes outnumber the people. For more information, follow Erik's blog at http://TalesFromTheDatacenter.com or on Twitter @erik_benner.
Charles Kim is an Oracle ACE Director, VMware vExpert, Oracle Certified DBA, Certified Exadata Specialist, and Certified RAC Expert. Charles specializes in RAC and Virtualization, and he has authored nine books.
Charles holds certifications in Oracle, VMware, Red Hat Linux, and Microsoft and has over 25 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 Automatic Storage Management by Oracle Press and blogs regularly at http://blog.dbaexpert.com.