SEATTLE, Wash. – August 13, 2012 – Skytap, the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that over 200 enterprises, including Trek Bicycles, Trend Micro, and WorkWise are using the company’s intuitive public and hybrid cloud solutions for development and testing, virtual technical training and software demonstrations.
Customers turn to Skytap Cloud for a fast, easy, and secure way to move dynamic workloads to the cloud in order increase business agility, reduce time to market, boost productivity across teams and lower costs. Skytap provides the flexibility for customers to create a secure hybrid cloud or public cloud environment with a few simple clicks, enabling IT infrastructure and operations professionals to deploy Skytap Cloud as a secure extension and complement to their existing internal infrastructure and virtualized environments.
“Managing the internal virtual lab was a logistical nightmare,” says Steve Novoselac, Business Intelligence and .NET Development Manager at Trek Bicycle Corporation. “There was little of use in the way of administrative tools for reporting with our in-house VMware farm. Self-service for developers and the QA team was all but impossible. We were faced with critical challenges like doing multi-store configurations for testing against a German or UK environment. We needed a better solution, something that would support the Agile development we required.”
Steve Novoselac, continued, “The decision to go with Skytap was a no- brainer. Skytap Cloud was the most cost-effective option and the best overall solution to help us execute on our long-term strategy. Skytap serves as an extension of our in-house IT from the provisioning of machines and servers to its highly responsive customer support.”
“Skytap provides an intuitive cloud solution that allows users to quickly deploy complex, flexible and collaborative computing environments that are ideal for application development and testing,” said Brett Goodwin, vice president of marketing at Skytap. “Skytap enables organizations to seamlessly extend their on-premise virtualized infrastructure to the cloud, all while offering the self-service, visibility and control, and collaboration features enterprises demand. Skytap’s product innovation has attracted a world-class group of customers already benefiting from Skytap’s enterprise proven solution.”
Skytap’s customer deployment milestone marks a year of increasing success and recognition for the company and its intuitive enterprise cloud service. Skytap Cloud was awarded SearchServerVirtualization.com’s 2011 Product of the Year for its hybrid cloud, named the commercial product of the year by the Washington Technology Industry Association, recognized as an AlwaysOn OnDemand 100 company for the third consecutive year and won the “Best of VMworld” award for its self-service hybrid cloud solution.