Cloud Architecture

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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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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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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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Using the Mesosphere Technology Stack in Skytap Cloud

By Tom Milligan    |    September 12, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

Skytap recently announced the availability of the Mesosphere Technology Stack template in the Skytap Public Template Library.The Mesosphere Technology Stack is a framework for developers and system admins to...

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Webinar On-Demand: The Software Virtualization Lifecycle

By Noel Wurst    |    June 18, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

​A top focus for application development today is on acceleration, but faster is not always equal to better. The bigger challenge is to improve both the speed and quality of...

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Upcoming June Webinars

By Alison Pinter    |    June 11, 2014    |   

​We've got two webinars coming up in June that we wanted to take a minute to make you aware of. And while we encourage you to attend them live so...

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Development and Test Lab Management Survey Now Available

By Noel Wurst    |    April 04, 2014    |    Development and Testing

We’d like to take a minute to introduce an opportunity to take part in a survey that should yield some fascinating results—results that you’ll be provided in...

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Upcoming Webinar: Maximizing Skytap on Amazon Web Services

By Alison Pinter    |    March 25, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​As you might have heard, we recently launched support for Skytap on Amazon Web Services. Skytap on AWS is ideal for dev/test teams who want a fast on-ramp to...

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The Expectations of the Enterprise 2.0: An Interview with Matt McIlwain

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

Madrona Venture Group's Matt McIlwain discusses what the enterprise 2.0 means, and what brought us to this point in software development. Learn how BYOD policies, empowerment, and other innovative strategies all...

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The Challenges and Rewards of DevOps and Agile Integration

By Sumit Mehrotra    |    September 19, 2013    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

​On the heels of our recent white paper: Accelerate Software Development with DevOps and Hybrid Cloud, I've written a bit on the subject of DevOps, Agile, and hybrid cloud. While...