Eucalyptus Announces New Training and Certification Offerings for Eucalyptus 3

New Courses from Eucalyptus Provide Hands-On Training and Best Practices for Implementation; Prepare Users for Eucalyptus Certification

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – April 11, 2012Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud computing platform, today announced the availability of several new training courses and certification for Eucalyptus 3. The new courses expand upon the Eucalyptus University curriculum, which provides industry-leading technical education and certification programs for the Eucalyptus cloud computing platform.

New courses include:

Eucalyptus 3: Design, Build, and Manage a Eucalyptus Cloud: A three-day hands-on, lab-centric course for cloud administrators who are building and managing a Eucalyptus cloud, and developers who will deploy and run applications on a Eucalyptus cloud. The course consists of lectures, instructor-led demonstrations, hands-on student labs, and in-class discussions.

Eucalyptus 3: What's New and Different: A two-day hands-on, lab-centric course for cloud administrators who are building and managing a Eucalyptus cloud and developers who will deploy and run applications on the Eucalyptus cloud. The course consists of lectures, instructor-led demonstrations, hands-on student labs, and in-class discussions. Prior attendance in the “Eucalyptus 2: Building and Using a Eucalyptus Cloud” course or equivalent experience is required.

Cloud Connections: Eucalyptus is expanding on the Cloud Connections live online technical training series to include several new "deep dive" courses on specific technical topics for Eucalyptus 3. The Cloud Connections series is ideal for students that are seeking to learn specific technical topics on Eucalyptus 3, but may not be prepared or available to commit to a full 3-day course.

New Eucalyptus 3 courses are available for enrollment in select cities or globally via online classrooms. For the current schedule and more information on these courses, visit http://www.eucalyptus.com/services/education/eucau.

Eucalyptus also announced the forthcoming Eucalyptus Certified Professional technical certification, which will be available in Q2 2012. The Eucalyptus Certified Professional exam tests candidates on their ability to perform essential design, installation, configuration, and management functions for a Eucalyptus 3 deployment. For requirements and more information on Eucalyptus certification, visit http://www.eucalyptus.com/services/education/certification.

“Eucalyptus University courses allow our community, customers, and partners to further empower their businesses by learning from real-world scenarios and incorporating best practices into their own on-premise environments,” said Andy Knosp, vice president of professional services at Eucalyptus. “Our certification program validates individual’s expertise and recognizes IT professionals that hold the technical knowledge and hands-on experience required to effectively design, build, and manage Eucalyptus cloud solutions.”

About Eucalyptus Systems

Eucalyptus Systems provides IT organizations and technology businesses with the most widely deployed cloud software platform for on-premise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Eucalyptus is built as an open source cloud product and is uniquely suited for enterprise-class private cloud or hybrid cloud computing. As the architect of the on-premise cloud category, Eucalyptus is enabling 25,000 cloud starts each year, including instances at more than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies. Eucalyptus customers are achieving the benefits of agility, elasticity, and scale for highly demanding development and test, scalable web services, and big data applications. The platform supports industry-standard Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud APIs, and all major virtualization platforms. The company has an active and growing ecosystem of customers, partners, developers, and researchers that benefit from Eucalyptus' open, fast, and standards-compliant path to cloud computing. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit www.eucalyptus.com.

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