New Horizons Learning Group Teams with Burstorm to Tackle Cloud Skills Gap with First-Ever Hands-On Infrastructure Design Training

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Course Leverages Burstorm’s CAD Platform & Infrastructure Database To Provide Real-World Experience in Designing, Sourcing & Benchmarking Public & Private Clouds

New Horizons Learning Group, a leading training partner for VMware, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat and Cisco, has entered into a unique partnership with Burstorm, a cloud design and sourcing platform provider, to help tackle the cloud skills gap by delivering hands-on training to cloud architects, solutions engineers and IT professionals.

New Horizons will leverage Burstorm’s intelligent platform as part of its new one-day, five-hour course, “Cloud Planning, Design and Optimization.” Specifically, the Burstorm platform will be used in a hands-on workshop instructing IT professionals on how to model, design, benchmark and optimize cloud infrastructure.

The companies are seeking to close the widening cloud skills gap. Research from IDC estimated that last year as many as 7 million cloud-related jobs could not be filled due to lack of experience, training or certification in cloud solutions.

“The demand for cloud expertise continues to grow,” said Ryan Landry, Vice President and GM for New Horizons Learning Group. “However, practical experience is hard to come by, which is why we are excited to offer students access to Burstorm’s innovative design and sourcing application.”

Burstorm’s platform not only enables engineers to design cloud environments, but to do so using real-time inventory and pricing information on more than 40,000 cloud products from hundreds of providers worldwide. As a result they can simultaneously consider not just technology but economics and performance as well, reducing a task that normally takes days and weeks to minutes.

“We created the Burstorm platform to make it easier for cloud architects to do their jobs,” said Brandon Abbey, CEO of Burstorm. “It only makes sense to also use it to help them learn how to do their jobs.”

The instructor-led course, “Cloud Planning, Design and Optimization” will be offered via New Horizon’s online training platform beginning in mid April. Students completing the course will receive a certificate of completion and the rights to use the Burstorm application for three months.

To register or for more information, click here.

About New Horizons Learning Group
New Horizons Learning Group is part of the world’s largest provider of technical training with more than 300 locations in more than 70 countries globally. It offers authorized certification training in Microsoft, Cisco, Red Hat, IBM, CompTIA, VMware and security solutions to the IT professional as well as training on desktop applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Adobe suite of products to end-users. It also offers training on soft skills, such as project management, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt, ITIL, time management, and compliance training. Because NHLG trains both the enterprise employees and individuals, it can offer free job placement services at zero cost to either party.

About Burstorm
Burstorm is a cloud technology platform company enabling enterprises, service providers and systems integrators to model, design, benchmark and optimize cloud infrastructure. Combining an easy-to-use drag-and-drop modeling application with a continuously updated catalog of service provider assets, the Burstorm platform helps organizations more quickly and accurately assess and select the optimal computing storage, networking and data center solutions for their digital transformation to the cloud.

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