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

Improvements to IBM Power on Skytap

As the best cloud service for traditional applications, we are continually working to enhance features and functionality, especially for our IBM Power users. In the past few months, we’ve released a number of improved to help customers be more efficient with how they consume IBM Power in Skytap. Let’s take a peek at what’s new:

Skytap Virtual Labs Fuel IBM Fast Start

Recently, Skytap’s virtual lab capabilities were the center point of IBM’s Fast Start summit. Held in three locations, IBM Fast Start is a global cloud summit drawing more than 8,000 attendees. At Fast Start, IBM employees and partners spend a week learning about developments in the ever-growing IBM Cloud product suite. Scale of Operations IBM

A Special Invitation for New Customers

Covid-19 has significantly impacted every part of daily life – from the way our children learn, our communities remain connected, to how business continues to operate. Skytap is proud to have served companies of all sizes and industries for over a decade. The world is now changing in ways we couldn’t have imagined, and as circumstances

Skytap wins 2020 IBM Cloud Embed Excellence Award

We are very proud to announce that Skytap won the IBM Cloud, Data & AI award for Embed Excellence — during the first-ever virtual IBM Think conference on May 5, 2020. IBM’s Cloud, Data & AI Excellence awards recognize the stellar performance of IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated excellence and drive exceptional client experiences and business

Skytap on IBM Cloud now Available in Frankfurt

We are pleased to announce Skytap on IBM Cloud is now available in IBM Cloud’s Frankfurt data center. The expansion of Skytap to Frankfurt includes support for running traditional x86 applications. Skytap x86 is also available in Dallas, Ashburn, Toronto, London, and Singapore data centers. Skytap Power is available in Dallas, Toronto, and London. Read

Linux on Power Export Scripts

Skytap has been supporting Power hardware in our cloud for a while now, but with the recent addition to support to Linux on Power, we’ve seen an increased interested for more ways to migrate Linux LPARs into Skytap.

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i

How to configure geographic mirroring between two nodes This post explains how to configure a basic two-node geographic mirroring environment within Skytap with an example. One of the best guides I have found for geographic mirroring is IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using Geographic Mirroring. With the increasing business demands for application availability, enterprises are

Power and Terraform Enhancements

I’m excited to share two new updates for the Skytap Platform today. They improve our customers’ ability to manage large IBM Power workloads and add more features to our Terraform provider.
Skytap Live: January 28

You’re Invited! Join Us for Skytap Live

Save the Date: January 28, 2021 You’re invited! Join us for Skytap Live, an online event open to all Skytap customers. Hear about advancements to the Skytap platform made over the last year and about our 2021 roadmap. Agenda Time (PST) Event Speaker 8:00 AM (20 mins.) Welcome Keynote Brad Schick 8:20 AM (20 mins.)

Sending Skytap Platform logs to Azure Monitor

Customers typically want to consolidate their logging into a single platform, Azure lets you do this in Azure Monitor (or Azure Log Analytics Workspace) by using the Custom Logs option.

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