Skytap Introduces VM host pinning

One of the biggest challenges IBM i (and certain AIX) customers have to deal with is software licensing. The licensing model, adopted by many solutions based on IBM’s Power platform, is steeped in legacy.  You see, back in the day, independent software vendors (ISVs) needed to protect their software from copying and unlicensed use. Before the proliferation of the Internet, there were few effective ways to track software usage.  The most common method

Skytap’s new Copy-to-Region lets your SDLC “Follow the Moon”

For the past few years, the holy grail of enterprise IT is to have large scale global software development, testing and integration activities that “follow the sun.” So when your development team checks in and goes home in San Jose, CA, there’s a testing team just getting started in Bangalore, India. And when they check

Using the Skytap Automation Pack for IBM UrbanCode Deploy

Skytap recently announced the availability of the Skytap Automation Pack for IBM UrbanCode Deploy. This plugin adds functionality into the IBM UrbanCode Deploy Application Process web UI to create and manipulate templates and configurations in Skytap Cloud. While the functionality is focused at enabling continuous delivery activities, the functionality is not solely limited to use

NetworkWorld Hot Product: Skytap Virtual Private PaaS with Cloud Foundry v2

​This week during VMworld we saw the best and brightest in virtualization and cloud computing descend on the city of San Francisco. It was a mix of IT technical professionals and IT business decision-makers from organizations of all sizes, representing a wide range of industries. On the first day of the conference, NetworkWorld released its

NetworkWorld Names Skytap Automation Pack for IBM RTC as Product of the Week

NetworkWorld has named Skytap Automation Pack for IBM Rational Team Concert among its Products of the Week for June 3, 2013. Skytap Automation Pack is software that installs alongside the IBM Jazz Team Server and continuously monitors the build request queue. Incoming build requests trigger an automated process that creates complete build environments in Skytap

Using Jenkins and GitLab Together in Skytap Cloud

​In my last blog post, Get the Most out of the GitLab Template in Skytap Cloud, we put together a new configuration that had a simple development machine along with the GitLab template for doing source control. This time we are going to expand that template to include doing automatic builds via Jenkins whenever someone

New Hybrid Cloud Capabilities Extend Support for Enterprises Running VMware

Today Skytap is proud to announce new hybrid cloud capabilities that extend support for enterprises running VMware. “Many IT organizations are adopting public cloud computing for IT services such as development and test applications, or for turnkey SaaS applications,” said Chris Howard, managing vice president at Gartner, Inc. “Hybrid IT is the new IT and

Meet the Next Generation of Secure Remote Access

As part of our April Skytap Cloud product release, we’re proud to introduce SmartClient™. So, what is SmartClient? In short, it lets customers access Skytap Cloud™ virtual machines using a new browser app, or a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)-capable client, on any device including desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Early adopter feedback has been overwhelmingly

Skytap Introduces Hybrid Cloud Capabilities For Increased Simplicity, Security, Visibility, and Control

SEATTLE, Wash. – November 15, 2011 – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced the addition of new cloud computing capabilities that deliver on enterprise demand for simplicity, security, visibility and control. We recently recognized as a “Best of VMworld 2011” award winner in the public and hybrid cloud category, Skytap is building upon

Skytap Cloud: Inter-Configuration Network Routing (ICNR)

Did you know that Skytap now allows you to provision complex environments in the cloud to develop and test multi-machine, multi-tier applications? You can also provision multiple configurations for your development and test teams so that each team can work in isolated environments in parallel and collaborate with each other globally. These teams often need

New Features Coming to Skytap Cloud

There are some new and exciting things coming to Skytap Cloud. We are constantly gathering feedback from our customers to help drive our innovation at Skytap. In our upcoming May Release new features targeted include: Large Sized Virtual Machines Users will now have the ability to run applications that have either heavy computational requirements, extremely large

2011 Predictions for Cloud Automation Market

​2010 has been the year of early adopters for the cloud automation market. IT savvy users in development, test, training and sales functions adopted the cloud model to accelerate application lifecycle management. With recent innovations in usability and self-service capabilities, functional users in consulting, training, and sales demo areas are becoming the direct, empowered consumers of