Skytap and Customer Invited to Speak At Leading Technology Conferences

Tina Aarsvold

Seattle, Wash. – November 7, 2011Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that it was invited to speak on successful agile development practices at the upcoming Better Software conference taking place on Nov. 6-11 in Orlando. Additionally, Skytap customer, Boeing, will discuss successful cloud strategies at the Gartner Data Center conference on Dec. 5-8 in Las Vegas.

Better Software East Conference

What: Cloud-enabled Development: Putting the Agile into the Infrastructure

When: Wed., Nov. 9 10:15 a.m. ET

Where: Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL

Who: Brian White, VP of products at Skytap

Session Description: As software development teams seek greater efficiency and effectiveness, they often find that they are held back by old IT architecture for development and test. They wrestle with low-powered servers, difficult-to-scale static environments, and a slow IT provisioning and change processes. Today, software leaders at Calypso, Centric Group, Serena Software, and others have radically changed the way they build, test, and deploy software—almost exclusively using cloud computing to power their development processes. Some teams report benefits of 75% faster development cycles with 70% lower operating costs. In this session, Brian White describes the techniques and practices employed and success factors you can follow to achieve similar results. Brian will also provide specifics on which application workloads are ideal for the cloud model and how the use of cloud computing supports agile development practices.

In addition to speaking at the event, Skytap invites Better Software conference attendees to stop by booth #3a on the expo floor for a product demo and overview.

Gartner Data Center Conference

What: Case Study: Cloud Will Augment, Not Replace Next-Generation Data Centers

When: Wed., Dec. 7 from 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT

Where: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

Who: Cameron Haight, VP of research at Gartner; David Nelson, enterprise technical architect at Boeing

Session Description: These days, there is a lot of discussion around public, private and hybrid clouds. At Boeing, our strategy is to make cloud an integral part of our IT architecture. We have built our data centers to be optimal for business-critical applications. At the same time, we have found the cloud to be very useful for new innovative applications. We have defined an IT architecture that uses public clouds for dynamic workloads and uses a hybrid cloud model for getting the best of both. In this session, we will discuss our cloud strategy, data center architecture, lessons learned and best practice tips.