Enterprise cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure company Nutanix today announced an agreement with Red Education to educate, enhance skills and accelerate certification for its Australian and New Zealand partners.
Red Education provides specialist training and professional services for the IT community across A/NZ. It will work with organisations and partners on classroom-based, virtual and on-site training of Nutanix key solutions.
The announcement comes as Nutanix looks to increase new education opportunities and skillsets for customers and partners amid a growing skills shortage issue. A recent IDC report found that just 17 per cent of A/NZ organisations outperform their global peers when it comes to attracting talent and developing digital skills.
“The digital skills shortage facing A/NZ threatens our economies, our ability to innovate and our global competitiveness,” said Jamie Humphrey, Head of Nutanix in A/NZ. “As we step up our investment in the region, it is incumbent to offer customers and partners the correct training and education opportunities to stay one step ahead and to help redefine their companies via technology and innovation.”
“HCI has become one of the most important solutions for A/NZ organisations,” added Zach Zuravle, Managing Director, Red Education. “We’ve seen considerable demand from our existing partner and end user customer base for HCI training and the technology’s role in a hybrid cloud environment. We anticipate Nutanix will quickly become one of our largest partners."
“Our aim is to ensure that as HCI adoption accelerates across the region and that A/NZ businesses have the necessary tools and expertise to fully exploit the opportunities and value it provides.” said Andrew Diamond, Channel Director A/NZ, Nutanix.
Nutanix will now become the 16th technology company in Red Education’s portfolio and registration for training courses is open immediately.
The announcement follows an increase in Nutanix’s operations, staff and customers in A/NZ, driven by large enterprise and government deals. The company works with more than 30 government agencies and a number of leading ASX top 100 companies. It also recently unveiled a new flagship office in Barangaroo, Sydney.