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

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
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
"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
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
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