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Advanced OpenStack Network Virtualization Training and Certification Now Available via New PLUMgrid University

PLUMgrid, a leader of secure and scalable software defined networking solutions for OpenStack clouds, is launching an advanced training and certification program tailored to organizations that want to accelerate the mastery of SDN-based OpenStack clouds among their network engineers and cloud architects.

PLUMgrid University's comprehensive curriculum on OpenStack networking, teaches IT professionals how to move beyond the basic networking "starter kit" that comes with OpenStack and move up to designing, building and operating enterprise-wide scalable and secure virtual network infrastructures based on OpenStack. Courses at PLUMgrid University are taught by the company's senior OpenStack networking experts, who collectively have trained over 1,000 cloud engineers and architects who, in turn, have implemented more than 70 OpenStack clouds around the globe.

Designed as a blend of theory and comprehensive hands-on labs, the Advanced OpenStack Networking Certification program addresses virtual networking design and technology principles; multi-tenancy; and advanced deployment scenarios for OpenStack networking. Students will deeply explore the implications of the transition from physical networking to virtual networking and consider the implications in terms of security, high availability, manageability and more. Students who achieve PLUMgrid University's Advanced OpenStack Networking Certification will have the knowledge and skills to play a significant role in planning for and accelerating deployments of OpenStack clouds in their organizations.

"OpenStack is clearly now a global phenomenon offering organizations the opportunity to create an IT infrastructure that can far more quickly respond to the organic nature of today's business demands through easy-to-use software," said Valentina Alaria, Senior Director of Product and Solutions Marketing at PLUMgrid. "But to get there, enterprises need to develop internal expertise in OpenStack networking. PLUMgrid University offers the industry's first and only advanced OpenStack networking certification program and helps organizations develop in-house OpenStack networking experts who can lead the way to a successful OpenStack deployment."

PLUMgrid offers virtual as well as classroom-based training. OpenStack networking engineers, cloud architects, DevOps engineers, SDN engineers and members of network operations teams and product teams are encouraged to apply. Class schedules and registration information is available at PLUMgrid University and via the OpenStack MarketPlace.

"As a leader in technology consulting and education, Firefly offers one of the strongest curriculums for the OpenStack community with the Launchpad program, which builds cloud expertise and knowledge for enterprise IT. By partnering with PLUMgrid University, Firefly is excited to help deliver training for organizations needing increased subject matter expertise to speed the adoption of OpenStack into their business." - William Kozlowski, director of business development, Firefly

"The importance of the networking component of OpenStack deployment cannot be overstated, and SDN continues to be a key part of enabling organizations to build, operate, and automate OpenStack clouds. Our partnership with PLUMgrid to offer in-depth training with hands-on labs is a huge step forward for the OpenStack community to have a strong curriculum that crosses multiple OpenStack distros. We look forward to training students so they can achieve PLUMgrid's Advanced OpenStack Network certification." - Marco Alves, Head of Education Services, SDN Essentials

Published Thursday, October 08, 2015 11:04 AM by David Marshall
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