A short introduction of Component Soft

Component Soft is a highly focused IT training, consulting and support business based in Budapest, Hungary and active in the whole of Europe and beyond. With over 27 years of history first in Unix later in Linux and other open-source enterprise systems, we currently focus on open-source cloud (e.g. OpenStack, Ceph, Ansible) and cloud-native (Docker, Kubernetes, Istio etc.) infrastructure technologies.

We are an official OpenStack Training Partner, a Kubernetes Training Partner,  a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider, a Linux Foundation Training Partner and a Red Hat Technology Partner. We develop our own training materials and have educated more than 3,500 (!) delegates for OpenStack and Kubernetes since 2014 which you can also read in the news section of the OpenStack Summit Europe 2018 Report.

We have sponsored, exhibited, made talks and/or led workshops on the OpenStack CEE Days and OpenStack UK Days in 2017, on the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe and the OpenStack Summit Europe in 2018 as well as on the Open Infra Days UK 2019 in London and on the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019. in Barcelona.

Besides our training activity we have also participated in quite a few consulting projects using the same cloud and cloud-native technologies as in our trainings.

Our official certifications

  • January 1994

    Component Soft is founded as a division of Component Ltd. in Budapest, Hungary.

  • 1994

    We become the first Authorized Sun Education Center in Central-Eastern Europe.

  • 1994-2010

    We deliver hundreds of official Sun trainings for several thousand participants in Hungary and later in South-East Europe.

  • January 1996

    Component Soft becomes an independent company.

  • 2001

    Our first Linux trainings are delivered. Our Linux training portfolio becomes one of our most successful services in the following 10 years.

  • 2006

    Component Soft becomes an Authorized Sun Education Center for South-East Europe, a region which includes countries as far south as Greece and Cyprus.

  • 2007

    We begin to offer MySQL courses of Sun Microsystems, as well as our own Python trainings.

  • 2007-2010

    We conduct several important Sun training projects for global telco, financial, and IT services companies in South-East Europe. Sun Education Services becomes a new success story in the region.

  • 2010

    Oracle acquires Sun Microsystems. Component Soft becomes an Approved Oracle Training Center.

  • 2011-2012

    We add new topics in our training portfolio: Apache, Tomcat, Jboss, for which we develop our own courseware.

  • 2014

    Component Soft becomes one of the few Global Preferred IT Training Suppliers of Ericsson, covering mainly Europe.

  • 2015

    We develop and start to deliver our own OpenStack training portfolio, which since then we have been delivering to hundreds of training participants every year all over Europe.

  • 2015

    Component Soft becomes a Training Partner of the OpenStack Foundation and a Red Hat Technology Partner.

  • 2015

    Component Soft aids in developing the mission-critical NFV system for Hungarian Telekom, and provides third level support.

  • 2016

    Component Soft is a sponsor of the Openstack CEE Day held each year in June in Budapest.

  • 2017

    Component Soft aids in the development of the mission-critical financial system of Erste Bank Hungary, in the form of consultation and third level support.

  • 2017

    We develop our own Kubernetes Admin training. Starting from October, we deliver a large number of Docker and Kubernetes trainings throughout Europe.

  • 2017

    Component Soft becomes a Kubernetes Service Partner.

  • 2017

    Component Soft regularly delivers trainings for Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net in topics like Openstack, Ceph, Ansible, Docker and Kubernetes related to the mission-critical NFV system of the Deutsche Telekom Group.

  • September 2017

    We are a Gold Sponsor of the OpenStack UK Day in London.

  • May 2018

    We are a Silver Sponsor and an exhibitor of KuberCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 in Copenhagen.

  • June 2018

    Component Soft becomes a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider and a Kubernetes Training Partner

  • April 2019

    We become a ‘Gold Sponsor’ of the Open Infra Days in the UK, as well as provide a key speaker (László Budai, our CTO) and two workshops. We also give a talk at the Cloud Native London meetup group on April 3rd, 2019.

  • May 2019

    We are a ‘Silver Sponsor’ of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019 Conference in Barcelona.

  • November 2019

    We conduct our first onsite training in Brazil.

  • March 2020

    All our courses run in online format, continuing to operate at the large quantities and high satisfaction rate as before. Our steady stream of participants hail from three different continents (largely from Europe, regularly from the Americas, and sometimes from China).

  • March 2021

    We introduce our new GO Language course.

  • June 2022

    We participate in the OpenInfra Summit in Berlin.