Skytap Cloud™ is a complete, on-demand turnkey cloud computing service that is designed to make cloud computing simple, easy, and intuitive. It wraps fundamental infrastructure elements of storage, compute, and memory together with our Intelligent Automation Platform™. This unique software automation layer unifies these cloud computing resources to provide you with a powerful yet intuitive solution that is delivered as software as a service (SaaS).
These powerful cloud computing capabilities and the benefits they deliver make Skytap Cloud ideal for dynamic workloads such as development and testing, software demos and evaluations, and virtual training.
With Skytap Cloud, it is easy for you to tap into advanced cloud computing services to empower your users with the intuitive self-service they want while maintaining the full visibility and control you need to ensure security and efficient resource utilization. Skytap Cloud gives you the flexibility to choose a hybrid or public cloud solution to best complement your existing on-premises resources. This means you can embrace the power of the cloud at your own pace.
Designed for dynamic workloads
Dynamic workloads, like software development and testing, often present a range of challenges that make them difficult to manage and maintain in an efficient, cost-effective fashion. Common characteristics of dynamic workloads—fluctuating demand, frequent change requests, and secure collaboration with team members, partners, or customers—can result in unpredictable capacity needs and high provisioning and administration costs. With these challenges in mind, Skytap Cloud was designed and developed to enable you to quickly and easily move your dynamic workloads to the cloud.
Both business users and IT will benefit from the powerful and easy-to-use capabilities Skytap Cloud offers. It delivers a range of intuitive, self-service options that empower your users with the tools they need to rapidly “spin up” new, complex, and multi-faceted computing environments. At the same time, IT has full visibility and control over your Skytap Cloud deployments, complete with security policy management, quota management, real-time usage monitoring, reporting, and alerting similar to existing, on-premises infrastructure.
You will immediately experience fast productivity with Skytap Cloud. A new, virtual data center can be created, snapshotted, and cloned in a matter of minutes. Whether just two servers or hundreds, Skytap Cloud can fully provision a new environment in less than 60 seconds.
With Skytap Cloud, your users can create complex, multiple-machine data centers that can mirror your network, a customer’s own infrastructure, or other real-world examples. Easily import and run your existing applications unchanged in Skytap Cloud or choose from the extensive library of pre-built operation systems and application templates. You can also easily create a Hybrid Cloud by establishing a secure IPsec VPN connection back to your own network, enabling your users to access internal resources.
Lastly, Skytap Cloud is a collaborative platform for teams, not just individuals. Built-in, single-click sharing means your users will be able to invite team members, partners, or customers to securely access their complex virtual data centers when they collaborate on projects.
Accelerate your business
Skytap Cloud gives you the best of what cloud computing can offer together with our advanced automation, intuitive self-service and full visibility and control, enabling you to quickly and easily use cloud computing to accelerate your business.
This translates into:
- Increased business agility needed to keep pace with the ever-changing dynamics of today’s markets and stay ahead of competitors.
- Reduced time to market by empowering your users with self-service tools to quickly meet their fluctuating needs and changing requirements.
- Ship better products faster because you have an on-demand cloud computing environment in which to test your new products rapidly, at scale, and across multiple platforms and configurations.
- Boost productivity across teams using built-in collaboration tools to securely share virtual environments or train your sales team on the latest functionality, all from the convenience of an intuitive, browser-based interface.
Bottom line, you’ll lower your costs. You no longer need to worry about having enough compute capacity on hand to keep pace with the demands of dynamic workloads like development and testing, software demos and evaluations, and virtual training.
Skytap Cloud gives businesses a fast, easy, and secure way to create complex computing environments in the cloud. At the heart of Skytap Cloud is the Intelligent Automation Platform. This unique software layer unifies fundamental infrastructure resources like storage, compute, and memory and blends intuitive self-service with full visibility and control to provide you with a powerful yet intuitive cloud computing service.
The Intelligent Automation Platform serves as the foundation for an array of unique Skytap Cloud capabilities.