Zettaset, the leader in secure Big Data management, uses Skytap Cloud to run complex environments in the cloud. Specifically, Skytap empowers Zettaset with on-demand Hadoop cluster infrastructure, enabling the elastic scalability required to develop and test its Orchestrator software solutions across large, multi-node Hadoop clusters.
Zettaset, before Skytap
Before Skytap Cloud, Zettaset deloyed its own on-premises VMware infrastructure. However, with rapid company growth it became clear that continuing to build out more capacity was not sustainable or cost-effective. As a result, Zettaset turned to Skytap Cloud to provide scalable, on-demand infrastructure for collaborative development and test environments, and to support a geographically dispersed sales team with product demonstration infrastructure.
“We needed a better solution to maintain the pace of product development and at the same time meet customer demand for demonstrating our Orchestrator cluster management solution,” said Jim Vogt, CEO of Zettaset. “By implementing Skytap, we’ve immediately seen the benefits of more rapid provisioning, massive scalability and a simplified distributed computing environment.”
The advantages of a purpose built cloud
Zettaset has achieved numerous benefits since moving development, test workloads, and demo environments to Skytap Cloud. Zettaset has utilized the Skytap Cloud API to automate testing processes, eliminate 90 percent of the manual steps, and accelerate their software test cycle by 200 percent. Skytap’s scalability allowed Zettaset to quickly expand test environments from three- or four-node clusters, to 50-node clusters and higher. Network Address Translation has enabled Zettaset to easily create multiple parallel development and testing environments without dealing with the networking issues that commonly occur in shared networks across hybrid cloud architectures.
“Skytap Cloud is ideal for helping companies like Zettaset develop and test their software in scalable and complex environments, like Hadoop, without the constraints associated with fixed, on-premises infrastructure,” said Brian White, vice president of products at Skytap. “Skytap has enabled Zettaset, and over 250 other customers, to build better software faster.”
Read more in the full press release: Zettaset Selects Skytap Cloud to Accelerate Software Development and Test by 200%