Eric Shanks

Eric Shanks is a Solutions Principal with over 15 years of data center experience focusing on hybrid cloud and automation.

Eric has some of the industry’s highest distinctions including two VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX #195) certifications and many others across a variety of solutions including Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon Web Services, etc.

Eric has become a community contributor through his work as a Chicago VMware Users Group (VMUG) leader, blogger, and frequent Tech Field Day delegate. He has been a keynote speaker around the country for several chapters of VMUG and at VMware’s conference, VMworld. He’s been part of community podcasts such as “The Datanaughts” and is also invited to cover product shows such as HPE’s Discovery conference.

Areas of Expertise

VCDX Data Center Virtualization #195
VCDX Cloud Management and Automation #195
AWS Certified Developer - Associate
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional


Illinois College
Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems, Computers