WSM Gains Cloud Intelligence, Training and Certification with Cloud Academy

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

WSM (https://wsmintl.com), the specialists in cloud and server migration, transformation and DevOps services, has chosen Cloud Academy (www.cloudacademy.com) for all of its training and certification needs.

Cloud Academy is used by many Fortune 100 companies and small-medium businesses to provide their IT staffs with continuous training for cloud computing and development. Courses on Cloud Academy are available for Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and DevOps.

All learning material is available online, with a large number of free course offerings for anyone to try.

“We continuously train and certify our employees in order to be the experts our customers expect us to be and to maintain the highest level of certification on the widest number of cloud platforms,“ said Jeremy Steinert, CTO of WSM. “We started using Cloud Academy’s free content to study for the AWS SysOps Administrator test.  We were so impressed that we ended up signing up for the full, paid service in order to have access to the entire AWS learning path.”

Previously, WSM used a number of disparate, unconnected training materials, including those developed within the company and free online services and videos. 

“Our previous method for training was not streamlined,” says Steinert. ”Now, we use Cloud Academy to train several engineers, and we will be expanding our use of it companywide to the entire technical staff.”

Steinert added that efficient use of engineering time is critical to both customer service and overall profitability. As such, the platform’s reporting features are useful for managers to track engineers’ use of Cloud Academy. 

For the coursework itself, the hands-on labs have proven to be the most useful feature, says Steinert.  “The labs allow engineers to go through the steps required for a particular task in a real world scenario and feel more confident in the platform for which they are training. In my experience, hands-on training is the best way to achieve competency in any given area.  The way in which Cloud Academy combines interactive labs with the lectures and quizzes to reinforce the information is a great way to become proficient quickly.”  

As WSM expands its portfolio of migration services, its plans to add additional leaning paths including Microsoft Azure certification coursework.

“WSM has been doing server and cloud migrations for almost as long as there has been servers and clouds,” said Stefano Bellasio, CEO, Cloud Academy. “We are very gratified that the experts in cloud migration have turned to Cloud Academy. As the continuous cloud computing training experts, we are committed to accelerating WSM’s business by helping it to deliver the highest level of service to its customers.”

About Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is a provider-neutral education platform focused on continuous training and certification for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Its courses are available to large and small businesses on a subscription basis. Educational material includes video, quizzes, hands-on labs, certificates and downloadable courses. Free trials and more information are available at https://cloudacademy.com/pricing/.

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