Nutanix has appointed Computer Learning Centre as an official Authorised Training Partner (ATP) for East Africa covering Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

The training partnership will help provide access to valuable certified technical and sales skills to a region where demand for hyperconverged and cloud solutions is growing.

As a Nutanix Authorised Training Partner, CLC Africa will offer partners, customers and end-users across East Africa access to the core technical and administration courses offered by Nutanix.

CLC has provided vendor-led and bespoke training courses via instructor-led and online models in the region for more than 20 years. Its partnership with Nutanix will cover the full remit of authorised certifications with a specific emphasis on Nutanix Certified Associate (NCA), Nutanix Certified Professional (NCP), and Nutanix Certified Master (NCM).

“As legacy environments come to their end-of-life, African businesses are rapidly upscaling their environments to software-defined environments based on hyperconverged infrastructure solutions that will ready them for the cloud,” says Rowen Grierson, sales director for sub-Saharan Africa at Nutanix.

“We are delighted to announce that CLC is now an official ATP for the region. Their experience in training, the quality of their instructors, and their vision to help bridge Africa’s skills gap is exactly what we were looking for in a partner. They will provide a valuable piece of the puzzle for customers on the continent and will form a key part of our goals to expand our African footprint.”

The partnership between the companies will also extend to the facilitation of customer events such as technical webinars and marketing events, led by CLC and supported by Nutanix.

“We are seeing a market trend where African businesses are increasingly looking for secure cloud solutions. But more importantly, they want to ensure that both their technical and sales teams are certified in building these systems,” says Aunally Maloo, CEO of CLC Africa. “Our appointment as a Nutanix ATC allows us to offer Nutanix certified courses and enhance our product offerings to our customers.

“While multi-cloud, edge computing, IoT, AI and security demands increase complexities in the market, we believe that the enterprise cloud computing and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions Nutanix offer will help customers build the fabric needed to support these technologies. Additionally, by adding this training to our schedules, we are aiming to be the preferred Nutanix training partner in the region.”