SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2016) - Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, expanded its OpenStack training efforts in 2015, adding two new courses, expanding to 15 new locations and training more than 5,000 students, doubling the total number of students the company has trained since 2012.

Training for OpenStack surged in 2015. According to the OpenStack Foundation, since the launch of the OpenStack marketplace in September 2013, training offerings grew from 17 unique courses in eight cities to 119 courses in 99 cities.

"Training is often a leading indicator to a technology's impact. In 2015 OpenStack advanced beyond early adopters, and we saw an uptick in individuals and businesses scrambling to develop OpenStack skills," said Mirantis Head of OpenStack Training Services, Lee Xie. "Students choose Mirantis Training because our courses cover vanilla OpenStack, equipping them with true technical understanding of what it's like to deploy and operate OpenStack in the real world."

Mirantis Training is vendor-agnostic, and teaches OpenStack across the most popular distributions, hypervisors, storage backends, and network topologies. The company offers OpenStack Fundamentals (OS50), a one-day course for business professionals, OpenStack Bootcamp I (OS100), training IT professionals to operate, configure, and administer an OpenStack environment, and OpenStack Bootcamp II (OS200), comprehensive training on the manual deployment of OpenStack. Earlier this year, Mirantis launched Virtual Training, a synchronized, instructor-led online OpenStack professional training.

Mirantis trained more than 5,000 students in 2015, doubling the total count from 2014, and added 15 new locations -- bringing the total to 85 locations worldwide. Mirantis also added two new courses in 2015, including:

"The OpenStack Bootcamp with Exam was the best course that I took in the past 10 years," said Alexandre Sousa, a Principal Sales Consultant for Linux, Virtualization and Cloud at Oracle and Mirantis Certified Administrator for OpenStack (Professional Level). "The class has tremendous quality, covering both theory and hands-on deployment, and the Exam tested real-world skills on OpenStack in an agnostic fashion. The skills I learned have helped me use OpenStack in the real world."

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About Mirantis
Mirantis is the pure play OpenStack company, delivering all the software, services, training, and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than on any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Mirantis is among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, and has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds in the world, at companies such as Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, NASA, Samsung and Symantec. Mirantis is venture-backed by August Capital, Ericsson, Goldman Sachs, Insight Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Sielgler & Guff and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.

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