Independent Analyst Firm, voke, Names Skytap a 2009 voke Innovator

Tina Aarsvold

SEATTLE, Wash. – June 16, 2009 – Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based IT lab solutions, today announced that it was recognized by voke, inc., a modern analyst firm focused on the edge of innovation, as a 2009 voke Innovator. voke recognized Skytap based on the innovation and efficiencies that its cloud-based virtual lab delivers to the software lifecycle.

“Recognition as a 2009 voke Innovator speaks volumes about the benefits Skytap delivers to the enterprise,” said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap. “Companies can significantly reduce costs by migrating expensive and underutilized IT lab environments, such as those used for application development, virtual learning and sales demos, to the cloud. This award recognizes Skytap’s solutions for improving IT’s responsiveness to the business, while increasing efficiencies and lowering costs.”

Skytap provides organizations with a complete virtual lab solution over the Web. Enterprises can scale lab resources up and down as needed from Skytap’s pool of virtualized infrastructure, and tightly control lab operations through a full featured virtual lab management application. Application development teams using Skytap benefit from faster lab deployment, additional time for test planning and execution, and improved collaboration across globally distributed teams.

“The software lifecycle plays a critical role in helping companies produce high quality applications that impact the bottom line. A move to the cloud offers a flexible and cost effective platform to help ensure that applications are delivered on time or ahead of schedule,” said Theresa Lanowitz, founder and lead analyst of voke, inc. “Customers using virtual lab solutions as part of the software lifecycle are provided with a clear competitive advantage. Skytap enables an agile development process by eliminating lab resource constraints and shortening test cycles, while reducing total cost of ownership.”

Companies recognized as 2009 voke Innovators are transforming the application lifecycle through ongoing communication, collaboration, and connectivity across constituents within the global lifecycle. The voke Innovator list is not an exhaustive list of any category. The full library of 2009 voke Innovator publications is available to subscribers at www.vokestream.com.