Welcome!

Eclipse Authors: Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, XebiaLabs Blog, Ken Fogel, Sematext Blog

News Feed Item

Mirantis Announces New Partnership Program to Grow the OpenStack Training Community in Europe and the Middle East

New Partnerships Will Allow Local Partners to Offer the World's Leading OpenStack Curriculum to Professionals in a Wide Variety of Regions and Languages

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/14 -- Mirantis, the number one pure-play OpenStack Company, today announced a new training partnership program to make the OpenStack training experience as rewarding and convenient as possible by expanding the delivery of OpenStack training courses worldwide, while maintaining the proven quality and rigor of the Mirantis curriculum.

"Combining our training expertise together with our partners opens new doors for all interested in OpenStack to easily get access to the vendor agnostic OpenStack training they need where they need it, at a price that is affordable," said Lee Xie, Head of Training, Mirantis. "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."

The Mirantis authorized partnership program certifies qualified organizations to deliver Mirantis training courses. The program covers various areas of collaboration, from promotion, branding and partner certification to curriculum details and course pricing. In order to comply with the partnership requirements, companies interested in becoming authorized training partners are required to complete extensive training, including successful completion of the Mirantis public bootcamp. Mirantis provides all the necessary resources, guidance and support to assist potential partners in the certification process.

As of March 31, Mirantis has announced authorized partnership agreements with three leading providers of open cloud training in Europe and the Middle East: StackMasters (Greece), Linux Polska (Poland), qSTC (Slovenia), Amazicsoft (The Netherlands) and CREATE-NET (Italy). The selection process was based on several factors including the partner's training and business experience and their proven expertise in open source and cloud technologies.

StackMasters delivers end-to-end integration services to implement turn-key enterprise-class clouds (IaaS) for its customers based on OpenStack technology and helps organizations to become fully cloud-enabled businesses via professional services and skills-transfer.

"At StackMasters we are committed to providing the support customers need in order to quickly and confidently deploy OpenStack clouds," said Thanassis Parathyras, Co-founder & CTO at StackMasters. "By undergoing Mirantis training certification, customers know that our staff have undergone the most rigorous OpenStack training program available and have experience deploying the widest possible variety of operating systems, hypervisors and storage back-ends."

Linux Polska is an expert in supplying, implementing and supporting open source solutions for the enterprise. The company's mission is to lower customer's IT costs with the best of breed open source software supported by an experienced team of technical professionals.

"Linux Polska has a long success story in facilitating our customers with deployment of open source solutions, which are secure, flexible and help cut overhead costs," said Dariusz Świąder, founder and CEO of Linux Polska. "We're glad to become certified OpenStack training partner by Mirantis as this makes us able to help customers deploy OpenStack clouds in the most robust method possible -- by teaching their own staff to deploy and manage OpenStack clouds internally."

qSTC has conducted training for more than 6,000 IT specialists from over 20 countries in its lecture rooms in several locations over a geographically wide area covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

"qSTC offers our international customer base the highest-quality training in a wide variety of enterprise infrastructure IT technologies," said Tanja Papler, training coordinator at qSTC. "Since 1997 qSTC has trained over 5,000 IT professionals in 20 countries. Now, by working with and being certified by Mirantis, the largest provider of OpenStack training on the planet, we are able to offer our customers OpenStack training at the same level of quality they have come to expect from the existing programs we have delivered for the past 15 years."

CREATE-NET is a unique international center in which some of Europe's finest researchers are brought together in a dynamic environment in order to engage in innovative projects. The top-notch research team focuses on converting talent and human capital into patents and startups to help increase Europe's high-tech competitiveness.

"CREATE-NET is committed to innovation transfer in cloud computing technologies based on the deployment of open source solutions. OpenStack is the future of open clouds," said Luigi Telesca COO of CREATE-NET. "Becoming a certified OpenStack training partner by Mirantis will open up new opportunities and allow us to deliver robust open cloud solutions to customers and researchers."

Amazicsoft is an international business development agency, founded in 2009. They focus on business development for IT vendors in the Benelux region, France and North Africa. Amazicsoft is helping technology companies launch new products or services, find new customers and partners and create sales, revenue, profitability and brand-customer connections.

"Amazicsoft's collaboration with Mirantis and the OpenStack ecosystem is another step towards providing clients in all industry verticals, from government to financial services, with the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and security they demand for cloud computing. Our customers are adopting exponentially larger workloads and increasingly need services to be delivered quickly, and on a daily basis," said Mohamed Yassini, General Manager at Amazicsoft. "The growing support for Mirantis' OpenStack strategy and vision will help organizations accelerate their cloud computing initiatives by providing them with trusted partners and open technologies that have been proven ready for the largest workloads."

About Mirantis
Mirantis is the number one 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 five 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 AT&T, Cisco WebEx, Cloudera, Comcast, Dell, The Gap, NASA, NTT Docomo, PayPal, Red Hat, Sprint and Verizon. Mirantis is venture-backed by Intel, Dell, Red Hat and WestSummit Capital. For more information, visit www.mirantis.com or follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...
Large scale deployments present unique planning challenges, system commissioning hurdles between IT and OT and demand careful system hand-off orchestration. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Smith, Senior Director and a founding member of Incenergy, will discuss some of the key tactics to ensure delivery success based on his experience of the last two years deploying Industrial IoT systems across four continents.
CenturyLink has announced that application server solutions from GENBAND are now available as part of CenturyLink’s Networx contracts. The General Services Administration (GSA)’s Networx program includes the largest telecommunications contract vehicles ever awarded by the federal government. CenturyLink recently secured an extension through spring 2020 of its offerings available to federal government agencies via GSA’s Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts. GENBAND’s EXPERiUS™ Application...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
“delaPlex Software provides software outsourcing services. We have a hybrid model where we have onshore developers and project managers that we can place anywhere in the U.S. or in Europe,” explained Manish Sachdeva, CEO at delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, will present key data findings from leading sports organizations San Francisco 49ers, Orlando Magic NBA team. By utilizing data analytics these sports orgs have recognized new revenue streams, doubled its fan base and streamlined costs at its stadiums. John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior ...
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
With 15% of enterprises adopting a hybrid IT strategy, you need to set a plan to integrate hybrid cloud throughout your infrastructure. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steven Dreher, Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, discussed how to plan for shifting resource requirements, overcome challenges, and implement hybrid IT alongside your existing data center assets. Highlights included anticipating workload, cost and resource calculations, integrating services on both sides...
Big Data engines are powering a lot of service businesses right now. Data is collected from users from wearable technologies, web behaviors, purchase behavior as well as several arbitrary data points we’d never think of. The demand for faster and bigger engines to crunch and serve up the data to services is growing exponentially. You see a LOT of correlation between “Cloud” and “Big Data” but on Big Data and “Hybrid,” where hybrid hosting is the sanest approach to the Big Data Infrastructure pro...
"We are a well-established player in the application life cycle management market and we also have a very strong version control product," stated Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet,, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
We all know the latest numbers: Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from last year, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. We're rapidly approaching a data production of 40 zettabytes a day – more than we can every physically store, and exabytes and yottabytes are just around the corner. For many that’s a good sign, as data has been proven to equal money – IF it’s ingested, integrated, and analyzed fast enough. Without real-ti...
I wanted to gather all of my Internet of Things (IOT) blogs into a single blog (that I could later use with my University of San Francisco (USF) Big Data “MBA” course). However as I started to pull these blogs together, I realized that my IOT discussion lacked a vision; it lacked an end point towards which an organization could drive their IOT envisioning, proof of value, app dev, data engineering and data science efforts. And I think that the IOT end point is really quite simple…
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.