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3Tera Launches Grid University to Offer Interactive Education on Utility Computing

Free Online Courses Arm SaaS Operators, Hosting Providers and Open Source Developers with the Knowledge and Training Required to Take Advantage of Web-based Data Center Technologies

February 28, 2007; 01:09 AM

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — 3Tera, Inc., the innovator of grid and utility computing services for online applications, today announced the launch of its Grid University which will offer more than 30 online courses that provide live, interactive education on utility computing for Web applications. The educational sessions are designed to enable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, enterprise users, hosting providers and open source developers to understand, and make effective business use of, these new technologies for Web-based data center operations. To address all use cases and skill sets, Grid University is comprised of three course levels: General Knowledge, Grid Usage and Grid Maintenance. To meet the high level of interest in training, starting today, the courses will be held each Tuesday at 4:00 pm (PST) and each Friday at 10:00 am (PST), and are free of charge to all attendees.

“Successfully delivering online service requires keeping up with the latest technologies for efficient deployment and scaling of our Web services,” said Jeff Stuart, VP of Operations, “3Tera’s Grid University provided an easy, interactive way for us to learn how to use grid technology and employ a utility computing model. We’re now able to remotely provision resources and scale our applications on demand. As a result, we no longer have to worry about infrastructure constraints, and our customers are assured always to have updated and highly available applications.”

“As a leading hosting provider, we’re always evaluating ways we can bring new services to our customers,” said Todd Abrams, COO, Layered Technologies. “Grid University ensured the education and training we needed to cost-effectively lower the entry barrier for our customers delivering Web services, while enabling them to easily and efficiently maintain control over their applications. Now we, and our SaaS and open source customers, can move new technologies to market faster and with much less effort.”

About 3Tera Grid University

3Tera’s Grid University is an online education resource designed to provide a convenient and interactive way for anyone to learn about grid and utility computing. Sessions are offered in General Knowledge, Grid Usage and Grid Maintenance levels. The General Knowledge level is ideal for those considering utility computing. Sessions start with a two-hour Welcome to Grid U course which presents a comprehensive overview of grid and utility computing. The Grid Usage level courses are designed for those who are actively evaluating AppLogic, or who use AppLogic grids. It starts with a two-hour Grid Boot Camp and provides a step-by-step guide on how to run, deploy, provision and operate online applications. The Grid Maintenance sessions are designed for system administrators and operations managers at hosting provider’s data centers. The sessions cover the process of how to install, configure and manage the grid infrastructure. All courses include a live Q&A session immediately following the prepared material. All courses will be available as an online video recording for later reference.

3Tera’s Grid University classes are held twice a week on Tuesday’s at 4:00 pm (PST) and Friday’s at 10:00 am (PST), and are free of charge. For the complete Grid University curriculum, please visit To view the current class schedule, or to enroll in any of the courses, please visit:

About 3Tera, Inc.

3Tera, Inc. is the innovator of grid and utility computing services that simplify the deployment and scaling of Web applications. The company’s AppLogic grid operating system enables hosting providers to offer the first true utility computing services that completely remove the cost and complexity associated with hardware infrastructure. Software-as-a-Service providers, enterprises, and open source developers can now get new online services to market quickly by utilizing resources from commodity hosting providers on a pay-as-you-go basis, while maintaining complete control of applications including visual operation, scaling, and on-demand resource provisioning. 3Tera is a privately-held company headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California with R&D facilities in Silicon Valley, Israel and Eastern Europe. For more information about 3Tera and its solutions, please visit the company’s Web site at

3Tera, the 3Tera logo, and AppLogic are trademarks, or registered trademarks, of 3Tera, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other marks belong to their respective owners.



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