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...


Ask a Skytap Engineer: Ian Bone

By Julie Riedel    |    August 20, 2013    |    Development and Testing

For this edition of the 'Ask a Skytap Engineer' series, I spoke with Ian Bone, an engineer on Skytap's networking team. Ian's been all over the stack at a variety...


Time. Development and Test Teams Never Have Enough of it.

By Sumit Mehrotra    |    July 19, 2013    |    Development and Testing

Leading software companies are discovering that leveraging the cloud for development and test can slash both cycle times and costs by enabling dev/test teams to quickly spin up multiple...


Hybrid Cloud Capabilities for DevOps Professionals and Teams

By Julie Riedel    |    July 10, 2013    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

Our enterprise-ready, hybrid cloud capabilities let IT operations and development and test professionals quickly and securely extend on-premise environments to Skytap Cloud. New features, including Network Address Translation (NAT), Command...


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...


Dynamic Network Management

By Seth Payne    |    June 06, 2013    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

​The cloud has enabled developers and testers to deploy complex computing environments quickly and, perhaps most importantly, without the need to ask IT to set up new servers, switches, and...


Ask a Skytap Engineer: Lonnie Hutchinson

By Julie Riedel    |    April 15, 2013    |    Product Development

For this edition of the 'Ask a Skytap Engineer' series, I spoke with Lonnie Hutchinson, Senior Architect with Skytap. Lonnie focuses on provisioning and orchestration. Prior to joining Skytap, he...


Engineering the Cloud

By Julie Riedel    |    January 14, 2013    |    Product Development

When it comes to cloud computing, the only direction is forward—as evidenced by savvy enterprises that have moved software development and testing, virtual technical training (both instructor led and...


Networking Perspectives: Nicira, VMware, and Open Source

By Pete Holland    |    November 15, 2012    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

In July, VMware acquired Nicira in what was, to many, a shocking move (or at least at a shocking price point), but in fairly quick retrospect it was understood to...


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 ...