Skytap & Marquee Customers to Discuss Evolution of Enterprise Applications at AWS re:Invent

Tina Aarsvold

SEATTLE, Wash. – November 11, 2013 – Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of self-service application development environments in the cloud, today announced that their cloud and DevTest experts will be exhibiting, sponsoring, and providing product demonstrations at upcoming industry events in November, including Agile Development & Better Software Conference East and Gartner’s Data Center Conference. In addition, Skytap CTO Brad Schick is giving a presentation at Amazon Web Services re:Invent in Las Vegas on November 14, elaborating on why the evolution of enterprise applications will lead to hybrid applications that opportunistically take advantage of cloud-based services.

Agile Development & Better Software Conference East

When: Sun., November 10 to Fri., November 15, 2013

Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, Booth #11

Description: At the Agile Development and Better Software Conferences, leading organizations will present on the latest in agile methods, technologies, tools, and leadership principles through inspiring keynotes, in-depth tutorials, and conference classes.  Attendees at both co-located conferences are invited to stop by booth #11 for an introduction and demonstration of Skytap’s SaaS-based development and testing tools.

Amazon Web Services re:Invent

What: Application Darwinism – Why Most Enterprise Apps Will Evolve to the Cloud

When: Thurs., November 14 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. PT

Where: Sands Expo Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Who: Brad Schick, Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering at Skytap; Paul Haury, IT Director at Fulcrum; Lee Orrick, New Product Introduction Engineer Lead at F5; and Ryan Carey, Software Engineer at DataXu

Description: Complex multi-tier enterprise applications that have been under development for decades assume reliable hardware and typically have dependencies on underlying operating systems, hardware configurations, and network topologies. The boundary between one application or service and another is often fuzzy, with many interdependencies. These traits make some enterprise applications difficult to refactor and move to a public cloud. Even the teams that manage these applications can be unfamiliar with cloud terminology and concepts. In this session for enterprise IT architects and developers, Brad Schick, CTO of Skytap, along with customers F5 Networks, Fulcrum Technologies, and DataXu, will share their insights into why the evolution of enterprise applications will lead to hybrid applications that opportunistically take advantage of cloud-based services.

Amazon Web Services re:Invent, the largest gathering of developers and technical leaders from the AWS community, features technical sessions, training bootcamps, and hands-on lab experiences to give attendees an intimate knowledge of the AWS Cloud ecosystem.  Skytap experts will be on-hand to help attendees to refine your cloud strategy, improve developer productivity, increase application performance and security, and reduce infrastructure costs. On Wed., November 13, Skytap will be hosting “Beer and Banter with Skytap” at their booth #820, where attendees can receive product demonstrations and discuss Skytap’s application development and testing solutions, as well as enter to win Amazon gift cards and a chance for a trip to Oktoberfest 2014 in Germany!

Gartner Data Center

When: Mon., December 9 to Thurs., December 12

Where: The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Description: Gartner Data Center Conference is a place for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders from around the world to discuss today’s most important I&O topics, trends, and technologies.  Decision-makers will learn effective new ways to capitalize the forces of IT change, and proactively lead the way to fundamental I&O transformation. To learn more about Skytap’s enterprise cloud solution, conference attendees can visit Skytap at their booth for a demonstration of how Skytap can enable development and test teams to reduce the time and effort needed to create and operate virtual build and test environments.