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Pluralsight Empowers Nature’s Sunshine to Develop Microsoft Azure Skills and Move to the Cloud

Feb 26, 2019

SILICON SLOPES — Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS), the enterprise technology skills platform, today announced that Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: NATR), a leading natural health and wellness company engaged in the manufacture and direct selling of nutritional and personal care products, is using Pluralsight to quickly and efficiently develop the latest technology skills needed to move its infrastructure from on premises to Microsoft Azure.

Nature’s Sunshine markets and distributes nutritional and personal care products through a global direct sales force of more than 500,000 active independent managers, distributors and customers in more than 40 countries. The company manufactures most of its products through its own state-of-the-art facilities to ensure its products continue to set the standard for the highest quality, safety, and efficacy on the market today. Recognizing the need to maximize its use of technology to better support customers and increase revenue, Nature’s Sunshine turned to Pluralsight to develop the technology skills that would enable the company to meet its goals.

“Technologies are evolving quickly, and we feel the pressure to keep up. We recently started using microservices from Microsoft Azure as a new way to develop and modernize our systems,” said Michel Danon, Chief Information Officer at Nature’s Sunshine. “With Pluralsight, we are successfully developing the skills we need to move to the cloud while increasing both the velocity and quality of our code.”

Using the skills gained on Pluralsight, Nature’s Sunshine is developing microservices and transferring its infrastructure from on-prem to Azure cloud. The company identified six distinct milestones for its cloud transformation. With Pluralsight, Nature’s Sunshine has already completed one third of its milestones and is confident it will reach the other targets in the near future. The company’s developers, most of whom started as mainframe developers, have now reskilled using Pluralsight to become Azure cloud developers. As part of its cloud transformation, Nature’s Sunshine is now running large-scale Cosmos databases on Azure and has successfully implemented a new payment service.

“Pluralsight gives us a lot of security in rolling out new technologies like our new payment service,” says Matt Tipping, Lead Full Stack Developer and Scrum Master for Synergy Worldwide Application Development. “The payment service was built in something new, but everybody was able to come up to speed on the new technology really quickly and know exactly what it was doing, so we didn’t have to fear that it was going to break.”

To learn more about how Nature’s Sunshine and other leading companies are using Pluralsight to learn new technology skills and gain a competitive edge, visit pluralsight.com/customer-stories.


About Pluralsight

Pluralsight is the leading technology skills and engineering management platform. Trusted by forward-thinking companies of every size in every industry, Pluralsight helps individuals and businesses transform with technology through its Skills and Flow products. Skills helps build technology skills at scale with expert-authored courses on today’s most important technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and security, among others. Skills also offers analytics and Skill IQ and Role IQ assessments. Flow complements Skills by providing visibility and analytics into software development workflows to accelerate the delivery of products and services. For more information about Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS), visit pluralsight.com.