How to Avoid Pitfalls in Doing Your OpenStack Deployment

by Ostatic Staff - Aug. 16, 2016

How fast is the OpenStack global cloud management market growing? Research and Markets analysts are out with a new report that forecasts the global OpenStack cloud management market to grow at a CAGR of 30.49% during the period 2016-2020.

According to the report:  "Cloud brokerage services that provide management and maintenance services to enterprises will be a key trend for market growth. However, this report and others forecast that technical issues and difficulties surrounding OpenStack deployments will be on the increase. In this post, you'll find resources that can help you avoid the pitfalls present in doing an OpenStack deployment.

"OpenStack talent is a rarified discipline," Josh McKenty, who helped develop the platform, has told CRN, adding, "to be good with OpenStack, you need to be a systems engineer, a great programmer but also really comfortable working with hardware."

The OpenStack Training Marketplace, overseen by the OpenStack Foundation, is a good first stop. It is designed to make it easier to discover training courses offered by providers in the OpenStack community.

Rackspace announced its first OpenStack training courses years ago, and now offers many educational opportunities. These include e-learning training courses and a number of new classroom courses focused on OpenStack. In fact, Rackspace has an entire curriculum of courses that you should investigate.

Mirantis has steadily announced interesting training programs. The company has also announced that hundreds of 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.

Silicon Angle has produced an extremely exhaustive roundup of online and offline resources for learning OpenStack skills. It includes discussion of OpenStack bootcamps from MorphLabs and Mirantis, Red Hat OpenStack training, Piston training, and more.

Certification can make a difference in the job market, too. Don't forget that you can obtain valuable certification for OpenStack skills from some of the organizations mentioned in this post. Red Hat, for example, has announced its Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service and expanded training in support of its OpenStack technology. You can find out more about it in this post.