Pluralsight Buys Skills Development Platform A Cloud Guru

IBL News | New York (NASDAQ: PS) announced yesterday it is purchasing skills development platform A Cloud Guru (ACG), for an undisclosed amount.

Recently acquired by equity investor Vista Equity Partners, Silicon Slopes, Utah-based Pluralsight is reinforcing its course offering on cloud technologies. A Cloud Guru achieved a leading position in the niche of certification courses, hands-on labs and sandboxes, exams, and quizzes.

This move follows its conclusion that “the vast majority of IT decision-makers believe that the shortage of cloud skills is their number one challenge.”

Sam Kroonenburg, Co-founder and CEO, A Cloud Guru, said “we’ve taken different but complementary approaches, proven to resonate strongly with customers who want depth and breadth in tech education.”

“Technology is the number one differentiator for all businesses and the technical skills of your team is what determines success or failure. Nowhere is that more apparent than with cloud technologies,” said Aaron Skonnard, Co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight.