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Kasten by Veeam Names Scality and StormForge as Inaugural Partners

For KubeCampus.io Kubernetes learning platform

Kasten by Veeam announced that its KubeCampus.io Kubernetes learning platform has over 20,000 registered users and is expanding to include its first partners Scality, Inc. and StormForge (a brand of GramLabs, Inc.

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These new content providers will infuse the platform with valuable, expertise in storage and automated Kubernetes resource management, 2 key supporting technologies that users should learn to execute Kubernetes deployments successfully.

With Kubernetes adoption increasing, the need for improved skills in container deployment and management is also growing. However, the lack of Kubernetes training continues to be a challenge. Nearly half of the respondents to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s annual survey in 2022 who have yet to deploy containers in production say lack of training is the most significant barrier to operation.

Kasten by Veeam is helping close the skills gap by offering free training opportunities and hands-on labs covering the most sought-after Kubernetes skills based on practical, real-world implementations, use cases, and experience with products. Designed to be a neutral gathering place for the open-source learning community rather than a vendor-based resource, KubeCampus.io delivers a community platform for learning cloud native and Kubernetes concepts and skills that are increasingly in demand. Visitors will also find additional opportunities for certification and in-person training.

KubeCampus.io has increased its user base by 50% in 2022 and reports nearly 12,500 courses completed and thousands of learning resources downloaded.

Building on the tremendous success of KubeCampus, the logical next step is to add resources that will continue to enrich the learning experience,” said Tom Leyden, VP of marketing, Kasten by Veeam. “Collaborating with our partners to expand content and instruction will give users more learning opportunities, more industry experts to consult, and more chances to be certified in leading technologies. Partners can benefit as well by taking advantage of opportunities to drive thought leadership and introduce their technology to prospective customers.” 

Learning is a focus for Kasten by Veeam at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, as it hosts KubeCampus Learning Day – a free, in-person live event featuring 2 different hands-on labs designed to help attendees improve Kubernetes knowledge and skills while connecting with a like-minded community. The first ever Learning Day EU event sold out in one day, underscoring the demand for Kubernetes-related skills development.

Kasten by Veeam will hold a similar learning opportunity, Kubernetes & Kasten K10 Workshop on May 22 as part of VeeamON 2023, the community event for data recovery experts, which will take place May 22-24 in Miami, FL and online. Designed by and built for the backup and recovery professional, attendees will expand their skills, celebrate with the community, and share industry knowledge with content from AWS, HPE and more. Registration for the in-person event is open.  

Tne company is a Platinum sponsor at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023. Join KubeCampus at https://kubecampus.io/register. To become a KubeCampus partner, visit: https://kubecampus.io/kubernetes/partners.

The need for more high-value education around Kubernetes and container environments is evident from working with our IT clients. The lack of this training is holding back the gains expected from transforming IT environments to the more modern container environments and supporting the new application delivery method. Beyond development, IT operations also need a foundation of knowledge to be effective. KubeCampus is the best education we’ve seen offered and fills a critical need,” said Randy Kerns, senior strategist, The Futurum Group.

The invitation to join the KubeCampus community as an inaugural partner is an honor. With 20,000+ subscribers on the platform, we have the opportunity to drive adoption of object storage for cloud-native apps to a whole new world of DevOps professionals. We feel privileged to help educate and close the skills gaps so often present in key Kubernetes component technologies,” said Wally McDermid, VP of strategic alliances, Scality.

Our automated Kubernetes resource management platform is a natural fit for the KubeCampus audience of learners. As companies move through their cloud journey with Kubernetes, they will want to increase their knowledge base on when and how to optimize their environments. We believe that as a KubeCampus learning platform partner, we will help provide a broader maturity model for current and future potential customers while helping the community address the challenges of Kubernetes complexity, especially as deployments scale,” said Tom Ellery, SVP WW field operations, StormForge.