The Hybrid Cloud is the next big trend for cloud tech, but given how rapidly technology evolves, the lack of skills in this regard may be a concern worth addressing.

As it so happens, Nutanix has announced a partnership with online learning platform Udacity. The partnership sees the introduction of a Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree.

The course will focus on four subject areas, namely:

  • Modern Private Cloud Infrastructure: Learn to configure and manage a hyperconverged infrastructure cluster, providing a scalable, distributed storage, network, and compute fabric for virtual machines and advanced services.
  • Hybrid Cloud Application Design: Learn about the evolution of hybrid cloud workload management and design for multiple infrastructures.
  • Automating Private Cloud: Create a scalable web application and life cycle operational model with governance to enable on-demand, self-service workloads on-prem with fiscal oversight and quotas.
  • Designing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure: Learn public cloud concepts, manage hybrid workloads, and drive to global load balancing of workloads.

The course is primarily for IT professionals looking to increase their skillset and of course, keep up with the evolving world of tech.

“One of our primary goals at Nutanix is to ensure that cloud technology professionals continue to stay on the cusp of innovation in this developing field,” chief information officer at Nutanix, Wendy Pfeiffer said in a statement.

To that end, Nutanix is offering up 5 000 scholarships. The first phase of this scholarship will see 5 000 students participating in the Hybrid Cloud Fundamentals course, from there, 500 of the top performing students will be awarded a full Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree scholarship.

“We’re delighted to team up with Nutanix, a pioneer and leader in the cloud computing field, to create the new, cutting-edge Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree program,” chief executive officer at Udacity, Gabe Dalporto said in a statement.

For more information on the course and to apply for a scholarship head to the Udacity website.

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