Welcome!

Eclipse Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, David H Deans, JP Morgenthal

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.

Yotam Levy
(650) 319-8604 x102
[email protected]

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
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale, a leading provider of systems and services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale has been involved in shaping the computing landscape. They've designed, developed and deployed some of the most important and successful systems and services in the history of the computing industry - internet, Ethernet, operating s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly to fit any data set or workload. TidalScale’s award-winning inverse hypervisor technology combines multiple commodity servers (including their ass...
As hybrid cloud becomes the de-facto standard mode of operation for most enterprises, new challenges arise on how to efficiently and economically share data across environments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Dr. Allon Cohen, VP of Product at Elastifile, will explore new techniques and best practices that help enterprise IT benefit from the advantages of hybrid cloud environments by enabling data availability for both legacy enterprise and cloud-native mission critical applications. By rev...
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant tha...
As popularity of the smart home is growing and continues to go mainstream, technological factors play a greater role. The IoT protocol houses the interoperability battery consumption, security, and configuration of a smart home device, and it can be difficult for companies to choose the right kind for their product. For both DIY and professionally installed smart homes, developers need to consider each of these elements for their product to be successful in the market and current smart homes.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, will lead you through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He'll look at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data a...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn't require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbui...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that mruby Forum will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. mruby is the lightweight implementation of the Ruby language. We introduce mruby and the mruby IoT framework that enhances development productivity. For more information, visit http://forum.mruby.org/.
Digital transformation is changing the face of business. The IDC predicts that enterprises will commit to a massive new scale of digital transformation, to stake out leadership positions in the "digital transformation economy." Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Oct 31-Nov 2, will find fresh new content in a new track called Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp emp...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
Amazon is pursuing new markets and disrupting industries at an incredible pace. Almost every industry seems to be in its crosshairs. Companies and industries that once thought they were safe are now worried about being “Amazoned.”. The new watch word should be “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” In his session 21st Cloud Expo, Chris Kocher, a co-founder of Grey Heron, will address questions such as: What new areas is Amazon disrupting? How are they doing this? Where are they likely to go? What are th...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, will discuss how given the magnitude of today's applicati...
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant th...