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The Heartbleed Security Vulnerability and What It Means for Skytap

By Skytap    |    April 11, 2014    |    Product Development

You may have heard about the recent security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed.” Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in OpenSSL (a cryptographic software library that protects many services on the Internet)...

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Caught! The Real Culprit of Shadow IT

By Noel Wurst    |    March 13, 2014    |    IT Operations

Once you learn the definition of shadow IT, it shouldn’t be too shocking to learn how widespread it is at companies large and small all over the world. I...

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CES 2014 Sees Increased Interest in the Enterprise

By Noel Wurst    |    January 10, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

There was a time when CES was essentially only a toy store. That may sound absurd, but it’s true. The TVs, phones, video game systems, and computers were for...

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Your Move to the Cloud: An Interview with Fulcrum Technologies’ Paul Haury

By Noel Wurst    |    December 17, 2013    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

Fulcrum Technologies IT Director Paul Haury sits down with Noel Wurst to explain what made Fulcrum look to the cloud to alleviate the pain points they were experiencing in the...

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Five Key Takeaways from Amazon AWS re:Invent

By Noel Wurst    |    November 21, 2013    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

It often takes a couple of days to sleep off “the Vegas” after attending a conference in the hyperactive desert, but, after an event as innovation-packed
as AWS re:Invent,...

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Cloud Computing and the Security of Capital Markets

By Seth Payne    |    August 30, 2013    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

I recently sat down with Danial Faizullabhoy from the Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) to recount the story of the Quantum Dawn 2 (QD2) project. The purpose of QD2 was...

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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...

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The Best of 2013 (So Far)

By Julie Riedel    |    July 03, 2013    |    Product Development

​As we pass the midpoint of 2013, we're revisiting the most popular content on the Skytap blog. Across the cloud computing industry as a whole, people wrote about things like why...

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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 computing...

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Think You Can’t Control the Cloud? Think Again.

By Julie Riedel    |    May 02, 2013    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

In a recent article for ReadWriteWeb, Matt Asay talks about the very real need for IT to have security and control without becoming a bottleneck. From the article: It's hard...