Cloud Computing

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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 those tools do have some conceptual overlap both, their roles...

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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...

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Just Landed: Virtual and Cloud-based Labs

By Noel Wurst    |    September 24, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​Today, voke, inc. officially announced the availability of their latest publication, titled, Market Snapshot TM Report: Virtual and Cloud-based Labs. The report was written by voke founders Theresa Lanowitz and...

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How to Automate Your Environment Provisioning for Mobile App Development

By Noel Wurst    |    September 24, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

​Last week, we co-hosted another great webinar with Orasi, one of our outstanding TapIn Partners, and we’re thrilled to now offer this on-demand to anyone who missed it, or...

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Why Aren’t We Letting Software Testers Test?

By Noel Wurst    |    September 17, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​What do software testers want to do most while at work? What do software testers enjoy most about their job? What do many testers struggle to find the time to...

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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...