Vikas Shitole is a Staff engineer 2 at VMware India R&D. He currently focusses on vSphere with Tanzu, VCF and partly VMware cloud. He is passionate about VMware customers & automation around VMware technologies. He has been a vExpert since last 9 years (2014-22) in row for his significant contributions to the VMware communities. He is author of 2 VMware flings & holds multiple technology certifications. He is one of the lead contributors to VMware API Sample Exchange with more than 21000+ downloads for his API scripts. He has been speaker at International conferences such as VMworld Europe, VMworld USA & was designated VMworld 2018 blogger as well. He was the lead technical reviewer of the two books "vSphere design" and "VMware virtual SAN essentials" by packt publishing. In addition, he is passionate cricketer, bicycle rider & enjoys learning about fitness & nutrition.