vExpert: Charles Kim

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    NameCharles Kim
    LocationDallas, TX
    United States
    Short DescriptionFounder and President of Viscosity North America, Oracle ACE Director with over 24 years of IT expertise specializing in RAC and virtualization, Founder IOUG Virtualization SIG
    AffiliationCustomer, Partner
    OverviewCharles Kim is an Oracle ACE Director, an Oracle Certified DBA, and a Certified RAC Expert specializing in Linux systems and virtualization. Charles specializes in database migrations of AIX, HP-UX, and SPARC onto x86 virtualized and bare-metal platforms. Charles provides zero-downtime migrations of Oracle databases to x86 based Linux operating systems (Red Hat, Oracle Linux, SuSe) on Oracle VM, VMware, bare-metal, or Exadata leveraging industry proven data replication technologies such as Shareplex and Golden Gate. In addition to database migrations, Charles specializes in database and Clusterware / Grid Infrastructure upgrades. Charles holds certifications in Oracle, VMware, Red Hat Linux, and Microsoft and has over 24 years of IT experience on mission and business critical systems. Charles is the technical editor of the Oracle Automatic Storage Management: Under-the-Hood & Practical Deployment Guide book by Oracle Press, a contributing author to the Database Cloud Storage: The Essential Guide to Oracle Automatic Storage Management book, and blogs regularly at and Charles is the Founder and President of Viscosity North America, a highly specialized consulting organization comprised of industry experts in Oracle RAC, Virtualization and Exadata.
    Technical CertificationsOracle Certified DBA Oracle Certified RAC Expert Red Hat Certified Technician Microsoft Certified Professional
    Publications and Speaking EngagementsAuthor of three books: 1. Oracle Database 11g New Features for DBA and Developers 2. Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs 3. Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook Charles is also the author of the 107 page case study that is show cased by Oracle Corporation on how Fidelity National Financial implemented RAC on ASM with Data Guard for Disaster Recovery on AIX.
    User Groups and CommunitiesIndependent Oracle User Group vMug Dallas Dallas Oracle User Group
    Expertise and InterestsVMware virtualization and cloud solutions Oracle VM implementations Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) with ASM Oracle E-Business Suite Installation, Upgrades and Patching Rapid RAC deployment and providing Database-As-A-Service Zero downtime platform migrations leveraging technologies like Shareplex and Golden Gate


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