Hopefully you’ve heard the exciting news about our acquisition of Cloud.com announced earlier today – if not, you  can read the release here or get all the details up on our joint landing page at www.citrix.com/cloud.com.

While you are at the landing page, you’ll probably notice that we are also announcing some exciting new educational happenings around the acquisition. These  activities are designed specifically to help cloud providers of all shapes and sizes get direct access to the wealth of knowledge the Cloud.com team brings in how to build cloud infrastructures that emulate the architecture (and scale, and economics, and flexibility) of the world’s largest cloud providers. It’s one of the things that excites us the most about the acquisition – the team and its tremendous cloud expertise.

Cloud.com has spent the last 3 years working with the pioneers of cloud computing figuring all of this stuff out, and this experienced team will be offering two key educational courses for customers interested in learning how to build clouds the way the world’s most successful public clouds are built. The first offering is a free 90-minute Cloudmaster Webinar Series that will introduce the key principles and concepts behind these next-generation clouds, and give you a chance to ask questions of some of the world’s premier cloud computing experts. This series begins in August 2011.

The second is our Build-a-Cloud Workshop, a two-day hands-on technical workshop that takes the concepts from our Cloudmaster Webinars and extends them to the next level. As an attendee, you will get a behind-the-scenes deep dive on the principles, designs, architectures and technologies used by the world’s most successful public clouds – direct from some of the key architects who helped build them. The Build-a-Cloud Workshop will be available in selected cities around the world later this year.

If you’re interested (and you should be), go ahead and sign up to secure your seats today.