As powerful as the OpenStack software is, we know first hand it takes a lot more than software to properly design, deploy, and operate a cloud at scale. Rackspace is delivering hands-on training courses for OpenStack developers and administrators. Initial courses will cover the fundamentals of setting up, administering, and troubleshooting OpenStack clouds, all with real-world situations in a training lab environment.
Rackspace training immerses students in the OpenStack environment so they can evaluate it for their use cases as well as improve performance of an existing installation. Students should walk away from the training course with the experience and knowledge to install, run, and operate OpenStack clouds.
The current training course offered by our team is a four-day OpenStack Cloud Fundamentals class. The course breaks down into two, two-day sessions covering OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage. Because the classes provide hands-on training with real situations in a training lab environment, seats are limited.
Who should take the OpenStack Training?
System administrators and solution architects who will be deploying OpenStack clouds are ideal for the training courses. We are developing curriculum with IT professionals or developers in mind who have at least six months of Linux system administrator experience and are proficient at command line interface use and bash scripting.
Who teaches the courses?
Students have exclusive access to the OpenStack experts. As founders and core contributors to OpenStack, the team of Rackspace trainers are the authority on the open source technology. All team members have deep experience deploying and operating cloud infrastructure at massive scale. Not only does Rackspace have the OpenStack expertise, but we also bring the spirit and culture of Rackspace Fanatical Support® to every student.
What kind of hands-on experience will the courses provide?
Because cloud infrastructure is scalable and distributed, you need to work in an environment with access to clusters of servers to truly understand how to effectively manage and grow a cloud. Our courses are conducted using our unique multi-system training lab. Students are better able to understand distributed systems through exercises and activities that provide real-world experience. Learn to scale cloud storage across multiple servers and how to expand the computer system as usage increases.