It’s hard to know what you’re doing without training.

As the founder and leading operator of OpenStack, we’re in a unique position to help others leverage our expertise. With more than one billion server hours logged, we know what it takes to run OpenStack clouds at scale.

That’s why Rackspace has always worked hard to deliver training for our customers. Our course catalog, which includes both classroom courses and online training, covers everything you’d want, including:

  • Classroom-based training (public and private classes):
    • OpenStack Essentials (4 days)
    • OpenStack Compute Essentials (2 days)
    • OpenStack Object Storage Essentials (2 days)
    • OpenStack Networking – Neutron (3 days)
    • Certified OpenStack Administrator Preparatory Course + Exam Voucher (1 day)
  • Live web-based training (the Rackspace Tech Series)
    • The “Hello World” of OpenStack (1 hour)
    • Understanding the Cloud and OpenStack (1 hour)

Over the years, we’ve trained thousands of students. We’re the leading reseller of the Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam, and we’re recognized by IT Pro’s as the leader in OpenStack training. You can definitely say that we’re committed to training.

And there’s more. We’ve created more than 80 training videos for our customers, giving them a new set of tools to get the most out of their private cloud experience.

Because we’re Rackspace, we’re trying something new. Starting today, we’re going to start sharing a sample of these videos, originally built just for customers, with the wider OpenStack community. We’ll be covering topics including:

  • about instances, how to create instances;
  • about Glance, how to create images;
  • about Heat, how to create stacks, how to delete stacks;
  • about Security Groups, how to manage Security Groups;
  • about containers, how to manage containers.

Below, check out this overview of OpenStack services:

We’re committed to your progress, and hope these short training videos help. But if you’re looking for more in-depth experiences, check out the course curriculum at And for those looking for a personalized introduction to OpenStack, take advantage of our free strategy session with a Rackspace cloud expert. We’ll be glad to help you understand how consuming OpenStack private cloud as a service can benefit your business.

Space is limited, so SIGN UP TODAY.

Christian Foster is the Senior Director of Marketing for the OpenStack Cloud business. A Racker since 2013, he has more than 17 years of experience in marketing and strategy roles including eCommerce, brand management, product marketing, operations, demand generation, executive communications, media relations, and corporate strategy. Christian holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Baylor University and is a native of Austin, Texas. When he is not on the golf course or working out, Christian and his wife Megan can be found spending time with their 11-year-old daughter, seven-year-old son, and a King Charles Spaniel named Ellie.



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