SOURCE: Mirantis

January 21, 2015 06:01 ET

Mirantis Expands OpenStack Training Program, Accelerating OpenStack Adoption Globally

World's Most Popular OpenStack Training Program Shows 30 Percent of Graduates Successfully Deploy OpenStack Clouds After Taking Mirantis Courses

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2015) - Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, has expanded Mirantis Training for OpenStack with two new courses and a Certificate Verification portal. Since 2011, Mirantis Training for OpenStack has been the proven way to learn and get certified in OpenStack. Eighty eight percent* of students rate it as better than other professional industry trainings due to the quality and expertise of its instructors, its hands-on format, and its "pure" OpenStack curriculum that is removed of vendor bias.

The expansion follows strong demand for OpenStack expertise. The OpenStack community reports OpenStack as improving their resumes and as being a highly-valued job skill. Job tracking site Indeed has more than 2,000 career listings that specifically request OpenStack skills and shows that system administrators with OpenStack skills in the U.S. enjoy a $32,000 annual salary premium over their peers. This number will only grow; the BSA Global Cloud Scorecard 2013 predicts an estimated 14 million cloud jobs will be created by 2015.

"Mirantis Training is a powerful engine behind the industry's adoption of OpenStack," said Lee Xie, Head of OpenStack Training Services, Mirantis. "We have given more than 5,000 students hands-on experience in standing up and managing an OpenStack environment. Of these, an estimated 30 percent* report successfully deploying OpenStack in their organizations as a result of their training."

Mirantis Training is vendor-agnostic, and teaches OpenStack across the most popular distributions, hypervisors, storage backends, and network topologies. In addition to its pre-existing OpenStack Bootcamp I (OS100) training for IT professionals, Mirantis now offers OpenStack Fundamentals (OS50), a one-day course for business professionals, and OpenStack Bootcamp II (OS200), a training for students with extensive background in OpenStack.

Mirantis Certification is the only vendor-agnostic certification for OpenStack. To better connect the OpenStack community, Mirantis Certified professionals will now be listed in Mirantis' new Certificate Verification portal. The portal lets potential employers search for Mirantis Certified professionals and verify their credentials with their certification number.

"The OpenStack Bootcamp by Mirantis gave me foundational OpenStack skills, and I learned a lot about related networking technologies like SDN and NFV," said Gregory Verstraeten, Principal Sales Engineer, Oracle. "I would recommend the course to anyone looking for a clear, helpful overview of OpenStack."

Mirantis Training for OpenStack is available in 70 locations worldwide. To learn more or to find a course near you, visit: http://training.mirantis.com/

*Source: 2014 TechValidate survey of Mirantis Training for OpenStack students.

About Mirantis
Mirantis is the pure-play OpenStack company. Mirantis delivers all the software, services, training and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, Mirantis has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, Expedia, NASA, NTT Docomo, PayPal, Symantec, Samsung, and WebEx.

Mirantis is venture-backed by Insight Venture Partners, August Capital, Ericsson, Red Hat, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Mountain View, California. Follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.

Learn more
Mirantis: www.mirantis.com
Mirantis OpenStack: https://software.mirantis.com/
Mirantis OpenStack Express: https://express.mirantis.com/
Mirantis Training for OpenStack: http://training.mirantis.com/