I am a Staff Solution Architect working in the Global Field and Partner Readiness group in VMware specializing in all Oracle Technologies.

I am a vBCA Specialist , a vExpert and VMware VCA – Cloud certified.

I have delivered sessions and spoken in Oracle Open World, Collaborate, VMworld, VMware Partner Exchange, EMC World, EMC Oracle Summit.

I have co-authored a book “Virtualize Oracle Business Critical Databases” which is a comprehensive authority for Oracle DBA’s on the subject of Oracle & Linux on vSphere

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Before joining VMware, I worked as a Principal Oracle Database Administrator/Oracle Architect/DBA Manager for Sony Electronics, Teletech Corp, SAIC, Active Network Inc, Sempra Energy Holdings managing their Multi-terabyte Oracle databases and their Oracle database teams.

I have over 20 odd years of experience in Oracle Technologies which includes Oracle Administration , Real Application Clusters , ASM, Data Guard , RMAN, Flash Back , Performance Tuning (Statspack/AWR/ASH/ADDM), SQL Tuning , Backup and Recovery to name a few.

I have dabbled a bit with Microsoft SQL Server , MySQL and SQLite.

I have also worked as an EMC SAN Administrator with hands on experience in EMC Symmetrix / DMX , Clariion/VNX, Celerra, Solution Enabler(Lun Masking/Mapping) , Brocade Fabric Commands, SRDF, EDM /Legato , Symmetrix Optimizer, Double Checksum, Power Path , EMC ControlCenter.

I have hands on experience on Solaris/Unix/Linux and Veritas VCS , VXVM, VXFS, Netbackup.

In my free time, I also enjoy playing around in my lab , currently 2 Servers each with 8 cores, 32 GB RAM running ESXi 5.5 with Synology DS412+ 12 TB shared storage running 11gR2/12c Oracle RAC, Oracle Single Instance, Active Data Guard, RMAN, Oracle Enterprise Manager , Oracle Cloud Control, vSphere Operations Management Suite and a lot more.

Enjoy the links.

Sudhir Balasubramanian



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