(Sacramento and Portland, OR, USA: August 27, 2013) - The Linux
Professional Institute (LPI: http://www.lpi.org), the world's premier
Linux certification organization, announced that DetaCloud
(http://www.detacloud.com), a provider of enterprise cloud solutions
built on OpenStack®, has joined LPI's Corporate Membership Program.
DetaCloud will collaborate with LPI on accelerating Open Source Cloud
technologies adoption and experiential training.
"DetaCloud has indicated to us the growing importance of the need for IT
professionals with solid skills in Linux and Open Source Software for
the further development of Cloud and Big Data technologies. We welcome
this opportunity to work with DetaCloud and other like-minded
organizations to ensure the workforce of the future is prepared to take
advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead," said Jim Lacey,
president and CEO of LPI.
DetaCloud reiterated LPI's influential role in serving the community of
Cloud technology providers:
“Not too long ago, companies like AOL, CompuServe, Prodigy and others
attempted to takeover the Internet, but ultimately the free open
Internet prevailed. History is repeating itself today with the Cloud.
Our team is laser sharp focused on helping organizations accelerate
their cloud journeys by detaching from vendor lockdown. We deliver
leading edge cloud solutions built on open source technologies such as
OpenStack ®. LPI is providing us a phenomenal opportunity to reach cloud
evangelists, influencers and consumers and helping us expand the
community of Cloud subject matter experts by making our signature
experiential hands-on training accessible to everyone.” Said Al Kari,
Co-Founder and CEO of DetaCloud.
LPI's Corporate Membership program has a number of features including
product promotions, services to recruit IT professionals, executive
webinars and panels, access to global marketing channels, and networking
opportunities with leaders and experts in Open Source technology. Please
note that at present, the Corporate Membership Program is only available
in the North American Region (US and Canada), but other global regions
will be added as interest and participation grows.
Other members of LPI's Corporate Member program include Cloudera
(http://www.cloudera.com), Dice (http://www.dice.com), Medialinx
IT-Academy (http://www.medialinx-academy.de), oDesk
(http://www.oDesk.com), Open Source Software Institute
(http://oss-institute.org), Rackspace (http://www.rackspace.com) and
For more information: http://www.lpi.org/partnerships/corporate-membership
The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT
industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government
entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is
supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is
distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 5,000 testing
locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 350,000+ exams and
125,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.
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About the Linux Professional Institute:
The Linux Professional Institute provides a global framework, industry
leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong
professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies. Established
as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the
Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to
demonstrate recognized global leadership, direction and skill standards
for those who pursue a career in Linux and Open Source technology. LPI
advances the Linux and Open Source movement through strategic partners,
sponsorships, innovative programs and community development activities.
LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal,
Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, HP
DetaCloud is a market leader in delivering enterprise class private and
hybrid cloud solutions built on open-source technologies such as
OpenStack®, with a portfolio of consulting, deployment, training and
support services, allowing companies to put their cloud journey on the
fast-track and to build production-grade cloud infrastructure with