Skytap Announces Self-Service Environments of AIX, Linux, and Windows

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SEATTLE – March 1, 2017 – Skytap, Inc., the public cloud designed specifically for the enterprise, today announced AIX On-Demand Instances, the first cloud solution that enables IT to rapidly migrate, develop, and deploy workloads with AIX, Linux, and Windows components in blended, self-service cloud environments.

IBM Power Systems leads the world’s Unix deployments with AIX and supports application deployments on operating systems such as Linux and IBM. Nearly all Fortune 500 companies run their most demanding, mission-critical workloads on IBM Power Systems, including the world’s top ten banks, top ten telecommunications companies, and eight top retailers. Many organizations seek to apply modern development practices and architectures to their investments in AIX and AIX-dependent applications. Skytap’s AIX On-Demand Instances provides enterprises with the ability to lift-and-shift AIX-based workloads directly into the cloud, streamline application delivery, and leverage new technologies.

“Native support for AIX on Power extends Skytap’s lead in running datacenter-native applications in the cloud. Other public cloud providers force businesses to rewrite or leave their investments in AIX behind,” said Brad Schick, chief technology officer, Skytap. “Skytap AIX On-Demand Instances is the first solution to offer AIX on Power within modern cloud environments. This approach delivers immediate relief to enterprises struggling to infuse agility and cloud-native technologies into their legacy systems.”

With Skytap’s AIX On-Demand Instances, enterprises can develop and deploy AIX workloads running on Power Systems side-by-side with Linux and Windows workloads running on x86 architecture. Key capabilities include:

  • Cloud migration of AIX and AIX-dependent applications: Customers can easily lift-and-shift AIX and AIX-dependent workloads to the cloud without refactoring.
  • End-to-end testing of AIX and AIX-dependent applications: Cloud adoption reduces development and test time by eliminating environment contention experienced on-premises.
  • Application architecture and process modernization: Enterprises can incorporate cloud-native capabilities into their application stacks and implement modern practices like DevOps and Agile development.

“IBM Power Systems and AIX remain a top choice for running mission-critical systems,” said Steve Sibley, vice president of offering management Power Systems, IBM. “With the release of Skytap AIX On-Demand Instances, enterprises have another means to extend their AIX investments to the cloud and implement modern development practices.”

Skytap will demo AIX On-Demand Instances at IBM InterConnect, March 19-23 in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees can stop by booth #331 to learn how Skytap extends cloud capabilities to AIX applications, or visit http://www.skytap.com/aix for more information.

About Skytap, Inc.
Skytap is the only public cloud designed specifically for the enterprise. Unlike other IaaS solutions, Skytap is designed to remove obstacles to cloud adoption by mirroring on-premises data centers in the cloud. This enables enterprises to rapidly lift-and-shift datacenter-native applications out of the data center and into the cloud without refactoring or rewriting. Once in Skytap, these applications can be modernized at an accelerated rate using Skytap’s technology and approach to consistent, automated, and self-service environments. Skytap supports the full product development lifecycle for enterprise applications from development to post-production. To try Skytap and learn more, visit http://www.skytap.com/.
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