Consulting Initiative to Guide Enterprise Development and DevOps Adoption

Noel Wurst Company News, Technology Markets

We’re thrilled to announce that David Frost has joined Skytap as our vice president of professional services and support. David will expand our professional service offerings to include a new consulting initiative to guide Enterprise development and IT organizations through the adoption of DevOps best practices. I had the chance to sit down with David to talk about this new …


Consumerization at its Finest: Virtual, Self-Paced Training

Noel Wurst Company News, Skytap Product, Virtual Training

Chalk up another win for Consumerization — and for anyone who has welcomed it into their business. Global access and full control over self-paced, virtual training isn’t the way of the future anymore. It’s here right now, and it’s what businesses expect out of learning programs. It shouldn’t be a surprise, really. We are in the consumerization age. And until you …

Skytap Whitepaper Parallel Dev Test Cloud 2015

New Whitepaper Pretty Much Says It All

Jason English Development and Testing, IT Operations, Skytap Product

We’ve been covering every aspect of the software development lifecycle here, but this new Skytap paper, “Transform your SDLC with Parallel Dev & Test in Cloud Environments” pretty much covers everything you’d need to know about how constraints in software delivery are resolved in public and hybrid cloud environments. Download a free copy of this new, awesome 12-page report by …


Peeling Back the Layers of the Cloud Security Onion

Noel Wurst Development and Testing, IT Operations

​I had the chance to sit down with Lee Slaughter, Skytap’s Manager of Information Security, to discuss security in the cloud, the efforts that make up a thorough due diligence when choosing a cloud provider, and how to keep up with external and internal threats to your business. Noel: Last year, Charles Babcock wrote a piece for InformationWeek on the …


No Crystal Ball Needed: Jez Humble Shares Trick to Predicting High IT Performance

Noel Wurst Development and Testing, IT Operations

​ It didn’t hit me until after a second viewing of Jez Humble’s recent webinar with Perforce that his ways to predict high IT performance aren’t just a neat party trick; they’re absolutely essential. The days of bugs making it into production, distrust between departments, and delayed fixes and releases are becoming a thing of the past, at least among …


A love letter from Cloud Dev/Test Labs to Service Virtualization

Jason English Development and Testing

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here’s a little love letter from “the Cloud” that originally appeared in our partner Parasoft’s perspective guide to Service Virtualization. But we think it’s especially appropriate now. Enjoy!​ – N.W., Ed. Dear SV, Hey, I know it’s been a while since we started being “a thing.” When we met, everyone said you were just …


Recent Surveys Show DevOps Use on the Rise, but Confusion Remains

Noel Wurst Development and Testing, IT Operations, Technology Markets

​I recently poured over F5’s “The State of Application Delivery in 2015” and InformationWeek’s “2015 App Dev Priorities Survey” that they presented with Dr. Dobb’s. The similarity of their titles, and even their release dates made me wonder how unique each of their findings would be, and I challenged myself to flush out any interesting findings or patterns that emerged …


A Resolution to Keep: Trimming Your SDLC Waste in 2015

Noel Wurst Development and Testing, IT Operations, Product Development

Hats off to Parasoft’s Mark Lambert and our own Jason English for their recent webinar, “New Year’s Resolution: Trim Your Waste to Accelerate SDLC Velocity.” Holiday-themed online content can often be found for a dime a dozen and sadly, the cuteness of a clever title often exceeds the quality of the media itself. But Jason and Mark put together an …


Skytap’s New VP of Talent Ready to Share “Seattle’s Best Kept Secret”

Noel Wurst Company News, Development and Testing, IT Operations, Product Development, Virtual Training

Skytap’s new VP of Talent has fascinating stories to tell and some outstanding advice for landing a job in one of the most competitive software development markets in the world—Seattle. Jill brings a wealth of experience to Skytap and will play a key role in our search for top talent looking to make a real impact in the world of …