Virtual Lab Automation and Management

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Gene Kim on the Need for On-demand Access to Automated Dev/Test Environments

By Noel Wurst    |    December 09, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

​Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap, and I am speaking with Gene Kim today. At Skytap, a lot of us are big fans of Gene and his work,...

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How to Eliminate “It Works on My Machine”

By Noel Wurst    |    December 04, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​voke analyst Theresa Lanowitz and her team recently conducted an independent survey of over 500 participants from both technology and non-technology companies of varying sizes to explore their use of virtual...

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Guest Post: Survey Reveals Benefits in Using Virtual and Cloud-Based Dev/Test Environments

By Noel Wurst    |    November 12, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​This article was authored by Melissa Jacobson and was originally published on Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and Cloud-Based...

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Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS) Explained in Only 3 Minutes!

By Noel Wurst    |    October 09, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

​I’m not quite sure how he did it, but Jason English, Skytap’s Galactic Head of Product Marketing, managed to not just brilliantly explain what Skytap does, nor do...

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Just Landed: Virtual and Cloud-based Labs

By Noel Wurst    |    September 24, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​Today, voke, inc. officially announced the availability of their latest publication, titled, Market Snapshot TM Report: Virtual and Cloud-based Labs. The report was written by voke founders Theresa Lanowitz and...

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New Research Reveals the True Impact of Lifecycle Virtualization

By Noel Wurst    |    September 10, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​Independent analyst firm, voke, inc., recently conducted extensive research around the concept of “lifecycle virtualization” and the results of their efforts are incredibly revealing on two levels. On one hand...

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Now Available On-demand: Creating Complete Test Environments in the Cloud

By Noel Wurst    |    August 26, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development

Parasoft’s Mark Lambert and Skytap’s Jonathan Van Meter gave a great webinar last week that showed how service virtualization helps dev/test teams create “complete test environments in...

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Skytap’s new Copy-to-Region lets your SDLC “Follow the Moon”

By Jason English    |    August 05, 2014    |    Development and Testing, Product Development, IT Operations

For the past few years, the holy grail of enterprise IT is to have large scale global software development, testing and integration activities that “follow the sun.” So when your...

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Theresa Lanowitz Teases Enterprise DevTest Survey Results

By Noel Wurst    |    August 01, 2014    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

At our recent Q3 Sales Kickoff, we were treated with a surprise session from Theresa Lanowitz, founder of technology industry analyst firm, voke. Regular visitors to our blog may...

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[Video] SDLC Acceleration: Faster in What Direction?

By Noel Wurst    |    June 20, 2014    |    Development and Testing

​At the 2014 SDLC Acceleration Summit, Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce.com, led a fantastic discussion panel that asked the question, "Sure, your SDLC is accelerating, but in...