Virtual Lab


Wayne Ariola on the Future of the Software Development Life Cycle

By Noel Wurst    |    April 09, 2014    |    Development and Testing

Noel Wurst: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap, and I am speaking today with Wayne Ariola, who is the chief strategy officer at Parasoft. Wayne, how are you doing...


Development and Test Lab Management Survey Now Available

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

We’d like to take a minute to introduce an opportunity to take part in a survey that should yield some fascinating results—results that you’ll be provided in...


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...


Adding Cloud Infrastructure to Your Automated Dev/Test Environment

By David Davis    |    November 28, 2012    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

When most people think about using a public infrastructure cloud, it’s usually for an Internet-facing application like a company web server. And if you've ever considered a public infrastructure...


Considering Your Lab Manager Replacement

By David Davis    |    November 20, 2012    |    Development and Testing, IT Operations

In my first post of this series I discussed how important it is to replace the deprecated VMware Lab Manager with a new solution. This is especially true with Lab...


The Cloud and Its Technological Spring

By Alex Burreson    |    October 15, 2012    |    Product Development

Back in April 2010, Steve Jobs wrote an open letter called Thoughts on Flash. From the time the original iPhone was released in 2007, Apple had been quiet as to why they...


Do VMware’s Hands-on Labs Spell the End of Home Labs?

By Julie Riedel    |    September 24, 2012    |    Development and Testing

Last week, VMware expert Edward Grigson produced a blog entitled, Online virtualisation labs come of age that poses the question: Will VMware's Hands-on Labs spell the end of home labs?...


Skytap ESXi Multi-Machine Templates a Hot Product at VMworld

By Julie Riedel    |    August 28, 2012    |    Product Development

​NetworkWorld has named Skytap ESXi Multi-Machine Templates a hot product at VMworld. Announced on August 22, our ESXi Multi-Machine Templates enable users to spin up a virtual machine in Skytap Cloud...


White Paper: VMware ESXi in a Cloud-based Lab

By Julie Riedel    |    August 27, 2012    |    Product Development

​Our latest white paper, VMware ESXi in a Cloud-based Lab, is out today. The following is an excerpt: VMware ESXi is VMware’s vSphere hypervisor, used to run multiple virtual...


Dev/Test: 3 Habits for Running a Successful Cloud Trial

By Alex Burreson    |    July 26, 2012    |    Development and Testing

​Having personally helped hundreds of companies evaluate Skytap as a development and testing cloud provider, I wanted to pass along my top 3 habits for running a successful cloud trial. If...