Gray wrote, "We built the industry’s leading Linux certification program by focusing on rigorous, hands-on testing of real-world skills. Our Red Hat Certified Professionals love this because it is a meaningful test of their skills. IT employers love it because it offers assurance that the certificate holders can apply their skills and knowledge in real-world situations.
He concluded, "We have applied these same principles to the RHECI. Organizations are seeking capable professionals to help bring OpenStack into their IT environments. As with Linux, we expect to set the benchmark for a technology that is rapidly proving to be a game changer in the industry."
He has a point, like Cisco's certifications, Red Hat's certifications are extremely well-regarded in IT. With cloud technologies growing ever more popular, the RHECI may prove very valuable indeed for both would-be cloud administrators and their potential employers.