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April 07, 2014

Mirantis Expands Delivery of OpenStack Training Courses Worldwide

Pure-play OpenStack company Mirantis is expanding the delivery of OpenStack training courses worldwide with the release of a new training program.

This program covers various areas of collaboration and is designed to deliver a rewarding OpenStack training experience while maintaining the quality of the Mirantis curriculum.

All qualified organizations under the Mirantis authorized partnership program are certified to deliver Mirantis training courses but they have to complete extensive training before receiving this certification.

However, achieving the goal of becoming an authorized partner can be reached with a little effort as all required guidance and support is given by Mirantis to those who want to complete the certification process.

"All companies interested in becoming our training partners need to complete a rigorous train-the-trainer program and certification to ensure the highest quality of OpenStack training is delivered to students," said Lee Xie, head of Training, Mirantis.

Mirantis has already aligned with a few training providers in Europe and the Middle East following their demonstration of expertise in open source and cloud technologies.

One of these providers is Greece based StackMasters, which specializes in the delivery of end-to-end integration services used to implement turn-key enterprise-class clouds (IaaS) based on OpenStack technology.

Mirantis has also formed alliance with Linux Polska from Poland that brings down customer's IT costs with open source software.

Other partnerships formed to deliver training program are with qSTC from Slovenia, Amazicsoft from The Netherlands and CREATE-NET (News - Alert) from Italy.

qSTC has conducted training for over 6,000 IT specialists in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; The research team of CREATE-NET converts talent and human capital into patents and startups; and Amazicsoft focuses on business development for IT vendors in the Benelux region, France and North Africa.

Mirantis has also announced new benchmark numbers for running an OpenStack cloud. The Mirantis OpenStack 4.0 (Havana) distribution was run on CentOS 6.4 and the integration was deployed on IBM SoftLayer.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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