Kasten by Veeam names inaugural partners for KubeCampus.io platform

Tom Leyden, Vice President of Marketing at Kasten by Veeam
Tom Leyden, Vice President of Marketing at Kasten by Veeam

Kasten by Veeam®, a reputable firm for Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery, recently announced that its KubeCampus.io Kubernetes learning platform now has over 20,000 registered users and is expanding to include its first ever partners Scality and StormForge.

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

What is the value and offering of KubeCampus.io?

With Kubernetes adoption increasing exponentially, the need for improved skills in container deployment and management is also gradually growing. However, the lack of Kubernetes training continues to be a persisting 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 their business operations.

Kasten by Veeam is helping close the industry 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, as well as experience with industry-leading 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 as well as necessary skills that are increasingly in demand. Visitors will also find fantastic additional opportunities for certification and in-person training.

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

What learning programs will be held by Kasten by Veeam?

Learning is a focus for Kasten by Veeam at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023 in Amsterdam as it hosts KubeCampus Learning Day – a free, in-person live event featuring two 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 was sold out in one day, underscoring the general demand for Kubernetes-related skills development.

Kasten by Veeam will hold a similar, exclusive learning opportunity, “Kubernetes & Kasten K10 Workshop” on May 22 as part of VeeamON 2023, the 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 community, and share industry knowledge with exclusive content from AWS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and more.

What are the executive remarks about KubeCampus.io?

“Building on the tremendous success of the KubeCampus platform, the logical next step is to add all the necessary resources that will continue to enrich the learning experience of all users from around the world,” said Tom Leyden, Vice President of Marketing at Kasten by Veeam.

“Collaborating with our partners to expand content and instruction will give users more learning opportunities, more industry experts and professionals 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 tech to prospective customers.”

“The growing need for more high-value education and skills around Kubernetes and container environments is evident from working with most of our IT clients. The lack of this training is holding back the gains expected by companies from transforming IT environments to the more modern container environments as well as supporting the new application delivery method.”

“Beyond development, we are of the view that IT operations also need a foundation of knowledge to be effective. KubeCampus is the best education we have seen offered in the industry and it also fills a very critical need,” Randy Kerns, Senior Strategist, Futurum Group.

“The invitation to join the KubeCampus community as an inaugural partner is an absolute 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,” Wally McDermid, Vice President of strategic alliances at Scality.

“Our automated Kubernetes resource management platform is a natural fit for the KubeCampus learners. As companies move through their cloud journey with Kubernetes, they will want to increase their knowledge base on when and how to optimise 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 and learners while helping the community address the challenges of Kubernetes complexity, especially as deployments scale,” Tom Ellery, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at StormForge commented.


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