StormWind, creator of a new genre of high-definition IT and custom corporate training, today announced it has been selected as a technology partner to help build and provide VMware technical training services through the company's Epic Live HD online class delivery.
VMware will begin to deliver the training in October via StormWind Epic Live as either a scheduled, live class, or as a more flexible on-demand option, and will use StormWind's proprietary delivery system. StormWind will help deliver live "edutainment" training experiences to IT pros seeking VMware authorized training and VMware certifications. StormWind's proven methodology can help reduce training time and cost, and increase knowledge retention for VMware's hundreds of online courses that are delivered every year. VMware IT professionals will get up to speed on the latest technologies faster and more efficiently using StormWind's solution.
"This is an exciting endeavor for StormWind," said Tom Graunke, CEO of StormWind. "Epic Live is a natural fit for VMware as it upgrades its online class experience while providing the replay flexibility that traditional classes can't offer. Our partnership with VMware demonstrates their interest in delivering StormWind's flexible training experiences to our customers."
The first VMware course to be delivered via the StormWind technology is VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]. Shortly after, VMware plans to launch additional Epic Live courses to include a new offering of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage for the SMB, Fast Track, VMware vCloud, VMware vCenter Server and What's New.
"We selected StormWind and the Epic Live delivery because the technology helps advance our online learning offering," said Mike Yakiemchuk, director of Americas, VMware Education Services. "Using StormWind, our customers can have a high quality classroom experience with all the convenience of virtual on-demand learning."
The combination of convenient accessibility, HD technology and expert instruction, has all attributed to the success of StormWind's IT training courseware. Customers include Sony, PF Changs, the United States Navy, PetSmart and more. More than 500,000 HD classes have been completed using StormWind's technology.
For more information on Epic Live courses and offerings please visit StormWind Epic Live.