Product Development

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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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On-premises Data Masking for Increased Cloud Testing Security

By Noel Wurst    |    October 28, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​We recently hosted a webinar with one of our partners, Axis Technology, to demonstrate how their DMSuite® tool ensures that sensitive production data remains secure, while also providing testers with ...

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How Skytap Complements, not Competes with, Puppet and Chef

By Brad Schick    |    October 24, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​Skytap is occasionally asked how our service overlaps with provisioning and deployment tools like Puppet, Chef, and OpenStack HOT. While these tools do have some conceptual overlap, their roles are...

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Who Pays for Parallel Development Pizza Parties in the Cloud?

By Jason English    |    October 21, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

As we move development and test activities into cloud-based labs, we have noticed an age-old challenge arise to some companies’ adoption efforts. While it is tempting to focus on the...

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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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October’s Upcoming Partner Happy Hours Go Coast to Coast!

By Noel Wurst    |    October 01, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​If you’re lucky enough to live in a city or state that allows “happy hour” (you’d be surprised how many states have banned it!) hopefully from time to...

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Creating an Autoconfiguring IBM UrbanCode Deploy Agent in Skytap

By Tom Milligan    |    September 25, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

Skytap recently announced the availability of the Skytap Automation Pack for IBM UrbanCode Deploy. You can read about it in this Skytap blog post from earlier this year. You'll recall...