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Mirantis Training Program for OpenStack Cloud Begins Second Year

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/13 -- Nearly one year after Mirantis announced a training program in OpenStack® Cloud, more than 250 engineers have been trained in its 2-day Boot Camp for OpenStack.

Last February, Mirantis announced the first 2-day Boot Camp training for OpenStack. Since the program began, 250+ engineers have learned about the open source cloud operating system that has rocketed to popularity throughout the industry.

Instructors are Mirantis engineers who are active code committers to the OpenStack project and consult for some of the most notable companies using OpenStack today -- including PayPal, The Gap, AT&T, WebEx, HP, Dell and NASA. Course content is directly informed by experience real-world implementations of OpenStack; it features lectures, hands-on labs, and one-to-one coaching. Upon successful completion, students are able to stand up and trouble-shoot an OpenStack cloud.

The public Boot Camps are held each month in Mountain View, CA. The next sessions are February 21-22 and March 20-21. The January Boot Camp is the tenth consecutive sold-out public session. Mirantis also schedules special workshops during certain industry conferences, and has offered the boot camp format in on-site classes for more than a dozen companies to train staff at their own location. Class descriptions and reviews from past class participants are at www.mirantis.com/training.

The high demand for the Mirantis training is more evidence of the growing adoption of OpenStack and the need for skilled engineering talent and expertise in OpenStack.

About Mirantis
Mirantis delivers OpenStack cloud and open source application infrastructure. Its focus is vendor-independent cloud implementation uncompromised by opaque hooks or proprietary packaging. The company has a unique cost-effective delivery model, founded on years of deep software engineering experience for demanding Fortune 1000 companies. Customers include Cisco, Dell, GE, Agilent, NASA, HP, AT&T, The Gap, Axcient and Nexenta. Mirantis is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with engineering centers in Russia and Ukraine. www.mirantis.com

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