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Webinar Recap: Achieve Continuous Integration/Delivery with HP, Jenkins, and Skytap

By Noel Wurst    |    April 17, 2014    |    Software Demos, Development and Testing

​In today’s hyper-competitive markets, businesses must constantly strive to develop, test, and release better software faster. One of the best ways we’ve found to make this difficult task...

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Leadership Looks at Enterprise Efficiency with Skytap on AWS

By Noel Wurst    |    March 20, 2014    |    Product Development

​I had the opportunity to speak with Skytap chief technology officer Brad Schick and VP of products Brian White on the recent release of “Skytap on Amazon Web Services.” In...

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User Support Series: Guide to the Dashboard

By Dylan Holmes    |    October 03, 2013    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

In this edition of the user support series we're going to walk through the Skytap Dashboard. The dashboard was recently redesigned from the ground up. We focused our efforts on...

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Using the Skytap Virtual Machine Metadata Service

By Tom Milligan    |    August 19, 2013    |    Product Development

On August 6, 2013, Skytap announced the availability of a Skytap metadata service that allows access to Skytap-specific virtual machine (VM) metadata from within a running VM. This allows you to leverage...

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Skytap Leadership at Upcoming Industry Events

By Julie Riedel    |    August 06, 2013    |    Software Demos, Virtual Training, Development and Testing, IT Operations

In the coming months, Skytap leadership will be attending a number of industry events, including Agile 2013, VMworld, Camp IT, and STARWEST. The Skytap team will be providing live demonstrations of...

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While the Principles of Agile are Simple, Making it Reality is Hard

By Kerry Ok    |    August 05, 2013    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

To create great software, companies are using Agile development. But while the principles of Agile development are simple, transforming it into reality can be hard due to obstacles like costs,...

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Video Tutorial: Skytap Templates and Configurations

By Dylan Holmes    |    July 08, 2013    |    Product Development

​Templates are the starting point for all new configurations within Skytap Cloud. Think of them as 'read-only blueprints' for configurations. A template can be as simple as a single virtual...

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Here’s How You Knock a Cloud Trial Out of the Park

By Alex Burreson    |    June 27, 2013    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

Today I'm going to pass along 3 successful habits for running a cloud trial. These tips are based on my experience helping hundreds of companies evaluate Skytap as a cloud provider...

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With Cloud Computing, Every Minute Counts

By Sumit Mehrotra    |    June 25, 2013    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

Benjamin Franklin coined the enduring phrase 'Time is money.' That was more than 2 centuries ago and it is particularly apt when describing cloud computing today. A defining characteristic of...

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The Results Are In: 2013 Future of Cloud Computing Survey

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

​For the third year in a row, North Bridge Venture Partners and GigaOM Research have produced a survey on The Future of Cloud Computing. The survey was supported by 57 collaborators...