Network Automation


Don’t Let Your Hybrid Cloud Collapse Into a Black Hole

By Pete Holland    |    September 09, 2013    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

In this post, I will cover a topic, the PMTUD black hole, that can cause a particularly subtle set of issues in hybrid cloud-based environments where the cloud resources are...


User Support Series: Network Address Translation

By Dylan Holmes    |    June 17, 2013    |    Product Development

In this edition of the User Support Series, we'll take a look at the documentation for Skytap Cloud's new Network Address Translation (NAT) functionality.​ As described in the blog piece...


Dev/Test: A 5-Step Process for Tuning out the Cloud Hype

By Alex Burreson    |    May 16, 2013    |    Development and Testing

Over the past few years it would have been hard to miss the slow and systematic outsourcing of certain parts of corporate IT. The primary solution has been cloud computingâ€...


New AutoNetworks and CloudControl Capabilities

By Julie Riedel    |    November 14, 2012    |    Product Development

Today we announced new AutoNetworks™ and CloudControl™ capabilities for enterprise hybrid clouds. Our multi-VPN capability extends software-defined networking features, and our new Scheduler automates actions on Skytap Cloud resources. AutoNetworks ...


Watch SmartClient at Work

By Julie Riedel    |    June 25, 2012    |    Product Development

SmartClient™ is our latest feature release that offers a fast, easy, and secure way to remotely access and interact with the complex computing environments you create in Skytap Cloud™. It...


Enterprise Networking Planet Picks 10 Networking Newcomers to Watch

By Julie Riedel    |    June 13, 2012    |    Software Demos, Virtual Training, Development and Testing, IT Operations

In Robert McGarvey's latest article for Enterprise Networking Planet, he discusses Top 10 Networking Newcomers to Watch, and outlines how beyond the big names like Cisco, Juniper, HP, IBM, Brocade, and...


Networking Perspectives: How It’s Done at Skytap

By Pete Holland    |    May 18, 2012    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

In the first part of this piece, Networking Perspectives: OpenStack v CloudStack, I discussed some of the primary differences between the network architectures of OpenStack and CloudStack. A key point...


Networking Perspectives: OpenStack v CloudStack

By Pete Holland    |    May 09, 2012    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

In early April, OpenStack released the Essex version of its stack software. Citrix, two days prior, announced their release of the CloudStack project under the Apache2 license, creating a genuinely...

Wrangling an out of control cloud with notification and usage limits

By Skytap    |    September 29, 2011    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

Now that I’ve shifted the majority of my day-to-day workflow to the cloud it’s easier than ever to have custom environments for each project I’m working on....

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...