(Sacramento and Portland, OR, USA: August 27, 2013) - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI: http://www.lpi.org), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced that DetaCloud (http://www.detacloud.com), a provider of enterprise cloud solutions built on OpenStack®, has joined LPI's Corporate Membership Program.

DetaCloud will collaborate with LPI on accelerating Open Source Cloud technologies adoption and experiential training.

"DetaCloud has indicated to us the growing importance of the need for IT professionals with solid skills in Linux and Open Source Software for the further development of Cloud and Big Data technologies. We welcome this opportunity to work with DetaCloud and other like-minded organizations to ensure the workforce of the future is prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead," said Jim Lacey, president and CEO of LPI.

DetaCloud reiterated LPI's influential role in serving the community of Cloud technology providers:

“Not too long ago, companies like AOL, CompuServe, Prodigy and others attempted to takeover the Internet, but ultimately the free open Internet prevailed. History is repeating itself today with the Cloud.

Our team is laser sharp focused on helping organizations accelerate their cloud journeys by detaching from vendor lockdown. We deliver leading edge cloud solutions built on open source technologies such as OpenStack ®. LPI is providing us a phenomenal opportunity to reach cloud evangelists, influencers and consumers and helping us expand the community of Cloud subject matter experts by making our signature experiential hands-on training accessible to everyone.” Said Al Kari, Co-Founder and CEO of DetaCloud.

LPI's Corporate Membership program has a number of features including product promotions, services to recruit IT professionals, executive webinars and panels, access to global marketing channels, and networking opportunities with leaders and experts in Open Source technology. Please note that at present, the Corporate Membership Program is only available in the North American Region (US and Canada), but other global regions will be added as interest and participation grows.

Other members of LPI's Corporate Member program include Cloudera (http://www.cloudera.com), Dice (http://www.dice.com), Medialinx IT-Academy (http://www.medialinx-academy.de), oDesk (http://www.oDesk.com), Open Source Software Institute (http://oss-institute.org), Rackspace (http://www.rackspace.com) and uCertify (http://www.ucertify.com).

For more information: http://www.lpi.org/partnerships/corporate-membership

The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 5,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 350,000+ exams and 125,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.

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About the Linux Professional Institute:

The Linux Professional Institute provides a global framework, industry leadership and other services to enhance, develop and further lifelong professional careers in Linux and Open Source technologies. Established as an international non-profit organization in September 1999 by the Linux community, the Linux Professional Institute continues to demonstrate recognized global leadership, direction and skill standards for those who pursue a career in Linux and Open Source technology. LPI advances the Linux and Open Source movement through strategic partners, sponsorships, innovative programs and community development activities.

LPI's major financial sponsors are Platinum Sponsors IBM, Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Novell, SGI, and TurboLinux as well as Gold Sponsors, HP and IDG.

About DetaCloud:

DetaCloud is a market leader in delivering enterprise class private and hybrid cloud solutions built on open-source technologies such as OpenStack®, with a portfolio of consulting, deployment, training and support services, allowing companies to put their cloud journey on the fast-track and to build production-grade cloud infrastructure with confidence


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