August 20, 2012
New private and customizable training on OpenStack Cloud for companies’ IT teams is added to popular public Boot Camps on OpenStack
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 20 — Mirantis, a leader in engineering services for OpenStack Cloud, announced it will expand its popular training program for OpenStack to include private, on-site instruction for companies that want a customizable program to meet their own needs to accelerate OpenStack deployment.
In addition, the company is announcing new dates for its public Boot Camp Training for OpenStack: August 23-24, Santa Clara (SOLD OUT); September 24-25, Washington, DC; and October 13-14, San Diego (just prior to the OpenStack Summit).
The Mirantis Boot Camp, the most focused and direct introductory training available for building and deploying OpenStack clouds on multi-node configurations, is available for SaaS vendors, service providers, enterprise companies, and other companies with customizable sessions delivered on-site at their location. Mirantis has already conducted several of these private training programs.
Feedback from the training program has been very positive:
"I attended Mirantis’ OpenStack training program seeking a better understanding of the OpenStack software architecture and operations practices. The program far surpassed my expectations and I consider it an excellent introduction to OpenStack. It's a quick jumpstart to the entire product."
"For me, the most useful part of attending this Boot Camp was seeing and interacting with the software. Putting hands on the system, talking to someone who had used it in production, and getting a better deep-dive than the manual/documentation at the process level were key benefits. I'd encourage people to take the class to get up to speed quickly."
"The Boot Camp session was most useful in providing an OpenStack component overview, along with workflow and network architecture. It's a great overview in a short time."
"The most useful part of this Boot Camp was learning how to deploy OpenStack for real world use, and practicing OpenStack operation on multiple nodes.”
"The most useful part of this Boot Camp was getting a good understanding of the architecture, and meeting participants from other companies working on OpenStack. It helped me understand the status of the OpenStack Project in terms of how it can help our mutual customers today, and in the future."
“The instructor was first-rate and clearly knows the product. He was easy to understand and ran the class well.”
Mirantis began offering the public Boot Camps early in 2012 to help expand the pool of skilled engineering talent and expertise, required by a growing number of enterprises to create, deploy and maintain OpenStack solutions.
OpenStack, introduced in 2010, is an open source platform for building private and public clouds. More than 180 leading companies participate in the OpenStack project, including leaders of the new OpenStack Foundation: AT&T, Canonical, Cisco, ClearPath, Cloudscaling, Dell, DreamHost, HP, IBM, ITRI, Mirantis, Morphlabs, Nebula, NetApp, Piston Cloud Computing, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE, and Yahoo!
Featuring lectures and hands-on labs, the training is delivered by Mirantis experts with deep practical experience in developing and deploying Open Stack clouds in production environments. Private training includes one-to-one coaching for attendees on specific deployment issues in a tutorial format, where they can work with the instructor directly on OpenStack issues specific to their own company’s deployment needs.
In addition to being an original member of the new OpenStack Foundation, California-based Mirantis has been an active member of the OpenStack community since its inception and has contributed multiple code commits to OpenStack. Mirantis, with 60+ engineers now working on OpenStack projects, is also one of the key organizers of the Bay Area’s OpenStack user group, hosting the community events in Silicon Valley.
Mirantis delivers OpenStack cloud and open source application infrastructure. With the largest pool of OpenStack engineering expertise on the market, Mirantis helps service providers, SaaS vendors and enterprises build and run robust OpenStack cloud infrastructure. The company has a unique cost-effective delivery model, founded on years of deep software engineering experience for demanding Fortune 1000 companies With the focus on vendor-independent cloud implementation free of opaque hooks or proprietary packaging, Mirantis customers benefit from the full force of open source innovation. Customers include Cisco, Dell, GE, Agilent, NASA, The Gap, Axcient and Nexenta. Mirantis is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with engineering centers in Russia and Ukraine.
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