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SharePoint in the Cloud: Environment Management and Complex Application Integration

By Julie Riedel    |    May 21, 2013    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

While many of the development challenges faced early in a SharePoint project are not unique to SharePoint, they can be exacerbated due to the breadth, number of options, and interaction...

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The Battle of Gettysburg Ends. The Battle of Public IaaS Begins.

By Nate Odell    |    July 03, 2012    |    Software Demos, Virtual Training, Development and Testing, IT Operations

Nearly a century and a half ago, the Battle of Gettysburg came to an end with Robert E. Lee’s last failed attempt to break up the Union during a ...

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Slashdot TV Interview With Brett Goodwin on Skytap Cloud

By Julie Riedel    |    June 13, 2012    |    Development and Testing

At last month's Interop Conference in Las Vegas, Slashdot TV stopped by the Skytap booth to speak with Brett Goodwin, our VP of Marketing and Business Development. In the interview,...

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George Carlin Would Have Loved Hybrid Clouds

By Nate Odell    |    May 21, 2012    |    Software Demos, Virtual Training, Development and Testing, IT Operations

George Carlin’s bit on the importance of “stuff” is a comedy classic. As human beings, we have an innate need to acquire, hold, move, and find places to put...

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Interop 2012 Notes: Zynga Moves from Public to Hybrid Cloud

By Julie Riedel    |    May 15, 2012    |    IT Operations

One session in particular garnered a lot of attention at Interop 2012, Las Vegas. That session was Gaming the Hybrid Cloud: Lessons from Zynga's zCloud given by Allan Leinwand, CTO at...

5 Tips For Adopting Agile IT Methodologies

By Nate Odell    |    November 29, 2011    |    Development and Testing

The cloud model provides convenient, affordable, and on-demand computing resources tailored for software development teams as well as augmenting in-house IT environments. Today's leading companies use the cloud to change...

As Lab Manager Goes Away….

By Skytap    |    October 01, 2011    |    Software Demos, Virtual Training, Development and Testing, IT Operations

The big VMWorld 2011 event in Las Vegas is over – fortunately, my hotel room was not left with a goat, Mike Tyson, a lion sleeping on the bed or anything of...

7 Habits of Highly Effective Cloud Architects – Part Three

By Nate Odell    |    September 21, 2011    |    IT Operations

Lat week we posted part two of our series: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Cloud Architects. This week we will cover habits 6 and 7. Habit #6: Let your users share IT...

7 Habits of Highly Effective Cloud Architects - Part Two

By Nate Odell    |    September 14, 2011    |    IT Operations

Lat week we posted part one of our series: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Cloud Architects. This week we will cover habits 3 through 5. Habit #3: Empower your users with self-service & create internal...

7 Habits of Highly Effective Cloud Architects - Part One

By Nate Odell    |    September 08, 2011    |    IT Operations

In today’s ever changing IT organization, many IT Architects are evaluating popular cloud services to manage their dynamic workloads. All too often they quickly discover that most popular cloud...