IT Operations

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The Ethics of Cloud Computing - Part 2

By Seth Payne    |    December 19, 2014    |    IT Operations

​This is part two in a three part series. To read Part One, click here. Firms also have the moral duty to be honest with the customers regarding security policies,...

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​The Ethics of Cloud Computing - Part 1

By Seth Payne    |    December 15, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

Cloud computing seems to still be one of the reigning buzzwords in high-tech these days. Everything is either “in the cloud”, “powered by the cloud”, or some variation on the...

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Gene Kim on the Need for On-demand Access to Automated Dev/Test Environments

By Noel Wurst    |    December 09, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

​Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap, and I am speaking with Gene Kim today. At Skytap, a lot of us are big fans of Gene and his work,...

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Your Healthcare, Your Cloud, and HIPAA

By Lee Slaughter    |    November 04, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

Healthcare companies once considered the idea of managing any computing activities in the cloud a distant future due to ever-tightening standards of patient privacy. But software development and testing workloads...

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New Video Demo: Continuous Integration and Cloud IaaS with Skytap

By Jason English    |    October 20, 2014    |    Software Demos, Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

​Most of our enterprise dev/test customers are either well underway, or embarking on some form of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery strategy to better automate the deployment of code changes...

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Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS) Explained in Only 3 Minutes!

By Noel Wurst    |    October 09, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

​I’m not quite sure how he did it, but Jason English, Skytap’s Galactic Head of Product Marketing, managed to not just brilliantly explain what Skytap does, nor do...

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Book Review: The Phoenix Project - Chasing the DevOps Whale

By Jason English    |    September 18, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

​This technical, but easy-reading story will likely become required reading for everyone here at Skytap. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win (Gene Kim,...

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Notes from VMWorld 2014: Shifting the Focus to Development and Test

By Seth Payne    |    August 27, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

​A consistent theme here at VMworld 2014 has been development and testing. Specifically, how IT operations can deliver the development, test, continuous integration, staging, and ultimately production environments that software development...