OpenStack, the very hot open source cloud platform, is emerging as a generator of a lot of top tech jobs, and, as we've reported, open source skills in general are highly valued in the current job market. In answer to that, a lot of OpenStack certification programs have been on the rise, and Mirantis announced an interesting platform-agnostic program in December of last year. Today, the company has announced that more than 200 companies and organizations around the world have turned to the Mirantis Training and Certification program for OpenStack to train and certify their IT staff as OpenStack cloud operators on multiple platforms.
Unlike some OpenStack certification programs, Mirantis is delivering what it bills as "a vender agnostic skillset." It's a smart approach designed to teach students to deploy and operate an OpenStack environment that spans various host operating systems (RHEL, Ubuntu and CentOS), virtualization technologies (KVM, vSphere), storage back-ends (Ceph, NetApp, EMC) and network topologies. Mirantis, of coure, is already well-known for its years of experience offering training resources for OpenStack.