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Mirantis Launches Industry-First Spinnaker Training Course

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mirantis today announced the availability of Spinnaker Fundamentals, a hands on, instructor led training program aimed at DevOps professionals looking to learn best practices in cloud native continuous delivery and immutable infrastructure. 

Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence. Created at Netflix, it has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers.

Based on upstream Spinnaker, the Spinnaker Fundamentals (SPIN50) course will cover the first principles of safe, frequent, and reliable software releases: Immutable infrastructure, deployment strategies, automation, and operational integration. Targeted to "do it yourself" Spinnaker users, students will learn both from presentations, and with a workshop where they will gain hands on experience with Spinnaker. Students will ultimately be able to manage and set up the Spinnaker continuous delivery tool on Kubernetes. In this course Spinnaker is used as the CI/CD pipeline for a kubernetes cluster.

"Spinnaker is used to deploy more than 95% of Netflix infrastructure in AWS, with hundreds of microservices and thousands of deployments every day. With this pedigree, many other businesses can leverage Spinnaker," said Tomasz Barzcyk, Director, Engineering Services EU. "This course will get developers up and running on this valuable platform."

Mirantis first announced their product based on Spinnaker back in April with the release of the Mirantis Application Platform. The Mirantis Application Platform helps enterprises run applications in the public cloud, employing the approach pioneered by hyperscalers like Netflix and Google and commonly referred to as cloud-native continuous delivery.

Mirantis has been a leader in open source training for 7 years, training more than 20,000 cloud professionals, many of whom are employed with Fortune 500 companies.

The first SPIN50 class from Mirantis will take place on September 24 in Campbell, CA and in a live virtual format, and is currently available at an introductory price.

About Mirantis
Mirantis is a managed open cloud company focused on harnessing open source innovation to help enterprise application owners become free of infrastructure and operations concerns. The company employs a unique build-operate-transfer approach to deliver two distinct products:

  • Mirantis Application Platform, which is based on Spinnaker and helps enterprises adopt cloud native continuous delivery to realize cloud ROI at scale.
  • Mirantis Cloud Platform, which is based on Kubernetes and OpenStack and helps services providers and enterprises run highly tunable private clouds powered by infrastructure-as-code and based on open standards.

To date, Mirantis has helped more than 200 enterprises and service providers build and operate some of the largest open clouds in the world. Its customers include iconic brands such as Adobe, AT&T, Comcast, Reliance Jio, State Farm, STC, Vodafone, Volkswagen, and Wells Fargo. Learn more at www.mirantis.com.

Contact information:
Joseph Eckert for Mirantis
jeckertflak@gmail.com

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