Experience. It's What Matters.

Everyone claims to be experienced. But how many firms set the industry standards for Containers? Five.

And Shadow-Soft was one of them. We're 15-year award-winning Open Source technologists. We only hire experienced people (10+ years) with 100+ certifications (AWS, Google, Microsoft, RH, SUSE) because you can't be a guide if you haven't done the dirty work.

If you want "newbies" or "freshies", call the GSIs. If you want opinionated perspectives, call the ISVs. But if you want to know what works and what doesn't, call us. We'll show you how to get things done.

And done right.

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Why Create An Academy?

If you wait until things break down, it's not a good situation for anyone.

If you are ready to modernize and innovate, it can be a great time for everyone.

But someone has to lead. Some one needs to get everyone on the same page at the same time. If you're an IT Manager, this Academy will help you keep your "best and brightest." If you're an individual contributor, this academy will keep you current and make you indispensable.

Either way, building your Kubernetes skills is the perfect way to be on the leading edge both professionally and personally. If you don't believe it, check the job boards. Kubernetes is all the rage.

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Hi, I'm Derrick Sutherland


Lead Instructor

As an infrastructure architect and programmer in many languages, I help build the bridge between the two often separate functions.

I developed my Kubernetes expertise working with scores of Fortune 500 companies as they modernize their technology capabilities.

Kubernetes is hard. But it doesn't have to be. That's why I'm here to help. Don't make the mistakes of others and step on a landmine. I'll guide you on a proven path.

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Meet The Team 

We are a group of passionate and fun professionals eager to share our knowledge of Development and Operations so your organization can realize the promise of DevOps by modernizing, automating, and optimizing with Kubernetes.

Nick Marcarelli

Kubernetes Business Problem Solver

Mariah Dean

Customer Success Manager

Grant Della Vecchia

Red Hat Open Shift & Ansible Guru

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