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vThinkBeyondVM (VMware thinks beyond VM i.e. cloud, cloud-native, AI & lot, “v” also stands for Vikas ) is a personal blog about virtualization/cloud computing(mostly VMware related) maintained by me, Vikas Shitole.


Vikas Shitole is a Staff engineer 2 at VMware (by Broadcom) India R&D. He currently contributes to core VMware products such as  vSphere, vSphere with Tanzu and partly VCF & VMware cloud on AWS. He is an AI and Kubernetes enthusiast. He is passionate about helping VMware customers & enjoys exploring automation opportunities around core VMware technologies. He has been a vExpert since last 10 years (2014-23) 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 35000+ 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, enjoys bicycle riding, learning about fitness/nutrition and one day aspire to be an Ironman 70.3

What can you expect from this blog?

-Cool automation scripts/API samples & tutorials using either vSphere Java or Python SDK or PowerCLI
-Technical deep dives on vSphere, VCF functionalities


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