Camas technology company DetaCloud has become a member of the Linux Professional Institute’s newly established corporate member program. Membership in the nonprofit institute’s program gives the company visibility in the rapidly growing global open-source industry, as well as access to hundreds of thousands of technology professionals for its innovative one-day training session on cloud computing
A startup with just a handful of employees, DetaCloud is just the seventh company to join the corporate member program, which the Linux Professional Institute launched in July. It joins cloud open source leaders such as Rackspace and Cloudera as members.
Al Kari, DetaCloud’s CEO and consulting principal, said he expects the exposure will allow his company to ramp up quickly with its hands-on online training, given the strong demand worldwide for information technology professionals trained in open-source cloud technology.
“This is helping us and the open-source community to scale quickly,” said Kari, who has a long professional history in open-source computing. “We literally are revolutionizing the way people learn (about open source),” he said. “Instead of them traveling to a city and learning in a classroom, we are able to offer our training online.”
DetaCloud is a provider of enterprise cloud solutions built on OpenStack cloud software, originally developed by NASA and made available to the public domain in 2010.