Everyone needs cloud-savvy administrators, but there aren't enough to go around. Worse still, if someone does come to you and they say they know OpenStack like the back of their hand, how do you know they do? Or, flipping it around, if you're a smart system administrator who wants to pick up mad OpenStack cloud skills, how do you do that?
Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack provider, today announced the launch of Mirantis OpenStack Express 2.0. The on-demand offering now enables enterprises to deploy the most current OpenStack edition, OpenStack Icehouse, in a robust, easy-to-use, enterprise-grade cloud service.
This week, HP passes Red Hat to be the number one OpenStack contributor. Meanwhile, Red Hat announces that moving forward, the cloud and OpenStack and not enterprise Linux will be its priority and finding ways to simplify OpenStack (at least conceptually). ?
The effort led by Mirantis could reshape the way vendor certifications are done in the cloud.The way that IT certifications have long worked is that they have largely been vendor-specific. That's something that is about to change with the open-source OpenStack cloud platform. -