Share Templates in Skytap

Templates are a powerful concept within Skytap, allowing you to create a read-only instance of an environment, containing VMs, Networks, and settings, which can be instantly shared and deployed with others in your organization. Until recently, sharing templates with others outside your Skytap account required contacting Skytap support. But now you can share templates with

API Token Expiration and Rotation

Skytap’s REST API is an important tool to help you automate some of the management tasks associated with running your application in the cloud. Until now, the security tokens you used for secure API access had an unlimited lifespan, and token expiration was a manual process. Skytap has just introduce an API token expiration policy

Yet Another Reason to Buy Skytap on Azure: Complimentary Enterprise Support

We developed Skytap on Azure to make it easy for organizations to run IBM Power, IBM i, AIX and x86 workloads in the cloud on Microsoft Azure. Last year we announced our availability on the Azure Marketplace, making it much easier for you to get started with Skytap.   Now for a limited time, all customers

IBM Offers $500 Free Credit for New Skytap on IBM Cloud Users

IBM is now offering a $500 credit to new users of Skytap on IBM Cloud, allowing organizations to try out our service for free and see how moving traditional application to the cloud can accelerate innovation. For instance, this $500 credit is enough to create an application environment with up to 44GB of RAM and

Reserve Capacity in Skytap

Reserve Capacity in Skytap on Azure gives you a way to significantly reduce the cost of your Skytap subscription when you have regular, concurrent usage of compute or storage resources.  Once you’ve determined the level of resource usage you maintain month over month, you can request Reserve Capacity directly from within your Skytap subscription by

VM Import Azure Blob Storage with Skytap

Importing virtual machines (VMs) and logical partitions (LPARs) into Skytap is a key use case with customers importing hundreds of VMs each week. Moving VMs from on-premises into Skytap is an easy four step process:  High Level VM Import Process   We are excited to announce that we have enhanced the VM import to use

Skytap Adds to Leadership Team with New Chief Revenue Officer and VP of People

New executives will help Skytap further its mission of enabling customers to move traditional IBM Power applications to the cloud safely, quickly and easily.   Seattle, Wash – November 17, 2020 – Today Skytap announced two new members of its executive team: John Wrobel as Chief Revenue Officer and Kari Dickerson as Vice President of

Skytap Offers PCI and ISO 27001 Compliance for IBM Power Workloads in Azure

Skytap is pleased to announce that we are on track to achieving compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 in Q4 2020. This will give Skytap customers a PCI DSS and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 compliant option to run traditional IBM Power workloads in Azure and IBM Cloud. Skytap now

Creating a Skytap on Azure account from the Azure Marketplace

Skytap on Azure is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This blog post, and this video, will help you navigate the process of creating an instance of the Skytap on Azure service and logging into the service for the first time. Before you start In order to subscribe to Skytap on Azure from the Marketplace,

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update

Horrible events like the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, and too many others provide a spotlight to motivate change. These events have helped us become more aware of injustice and inspire us to support our communities better. Increased awareness and initial responses are only the beginning, however. Real systemic change requires conscious

Using Ansible to automate IBM i workloads on Skytap

Ansible is a powerful IT automation engine that helps with cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, and other IT needs through use of a simple declarative language in the form of Ansible Playbooks. In June this year, IBM announced the support for Ansible to manage IBM i instances through the Ansible Content for IBM Power

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