Cloud Computing

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Guest Post: Survey Reveals Benefits in Using Virtual and Cloud-Based Dev/Test Environments

By Noel Wurst    |    November 12, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​This article was authored by Melissa Jacobson and was originally published on Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and Cloud-Based...

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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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Guest Post: What’s Killing Software Testers?

By Noel Wurst    |    October 31, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​Our Tap In Partner Parasoft cooked up this nightmare-inducing, Halloween themed piece; it was originally published on their excellent blog.With Halloween rapidly approaching, let's take a quick look at...

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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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Customer Spotlight: WorkWise to Tap Into Skytap at Upcoming Conference

By Noel Wurst    |    October 09, 2014    |    Software Demos, Development and Testing

​On October 14-16, WorkWise will be hosting their annual customer conference at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. WorkWise has been a customer of ours for a long time,...

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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...