Skytap Achieves Premier Partner Status in the VMware Cloud Provider Program
Company Joins with VMware to Accelerate Cloud Migration and Modernization of Traditional Enterprise Applications
SEATTLE – August 30, 2017 – Skytap, Inc., a global cloud provider, today announced that it has progressed to Premier status within the VMware Cloud Provider Program. Skytap aligns with VMware to help enterprises accelerate delivery of the traditional applications businesses depend on. Skytap Cloud rapidly migrates these workloads to the cloud unchanged and then enables application modernization through modern development practices and the integration of new cloud services.
One of the primary barriers to enterprise cloud success is that standard public clouds are built for new development and can’t support traditional applications without significant refactoring or redevelopment. Skytap Cloud enables businesses to migrate mission-critical applications to the cloud without modification and accelerates innovation by modernizing how enterprises create and enhance these applications. Skytap Cloud natively supports hybrid applications, which use traditional application components and new cloud services, while also enabling hybrid- and multi-cloud architectures through secure connections to other clouds and on-premises datacenters.
“The traditional applications businesses depend on can’t leverage the benefits of standard clouds because of those applications’ complex dependencies,” said Roger Frey, vice president of business development, Skytap. “Skytap Cloud offers a clear path for migrating and modernizing these applications. We’re excited to work with VMware in providing cloud solutions that will increase our customers’ business agility.”
“As a Premier Partner in the VMware Cloud Provider Program, Skytap offers a compelling route for customers’ journey to the cloud,” said Geoffrey Waters, vice president, Global Cloud Sales, VMware. “By working together, Skytap can help customers accelerate innovation, drive greater agility, and reduce operational and capital costs.”
The VMware Cloud Provider Program supports customers with increased service flexibility, greater options for global cloud services and the choice of local VMware Cloud Provider Program Service Provider partners in more than 100 countries globally.
Skytap Cloud is the platform for modernizing traditional applications through new cloud services that maximize existing investment. Skytap’s environments-first approach to cloud infrastructure enables IT teams to provide the self-service resources needed for agile development while maintaining control over costs. Skytap Cloud environments can be dynamically managed to eliminate idle infrastructure. Access controls ensure usage is authorized, while auto-suspend capabilities guarantee customers only utilize capacity when environments are in use.
Skytap is a global cloud provider that accelerates enterprise innovation by modernizing traditional applications with cloud-native development and services. Skytap Cloud makes it easy to build, run, and evolve these hybrid applications by rapidly migrating traditional workloads to the cloud, enabling modern development practices, and integrating new cloud architectures. We power multi- and hybrid-cloud strategies through secure connections to other clouds and on-premises datacenters. Our environments technology accelerates application development, simplifies management, and reduces IT costs, enabling hundreds of customers worldwide to modernize at the pace of their business. www.skytap.com
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