With Skytap, they have successfully modernized their Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and gained consistency across customer deployments. “With Skytap, we have reduced the roadblocks to testing, especially in our QA and development teams. We are now able to test a lot more code with fewer QA engineers, and have gained efficiency in terms of manpower and quantity of code tested,” said Wilker.
Airtel in India provides a good example of Fulcrum’s successful Skytap implementation. “We started our newer, more modular, SDLC process from the ground up with them.” said Wilker. “We have a very small offshore team that handles the QA, development, and releases for Airtel’s very large CATS installation, and they are able to do it very efficiently.” Fulcrum’s offshore Airtel team also demonstrates Skytap’s powerful Schedules feature. “We previously kept our environments running 24 hours a day, because some environments needed to be up for our offshore teams and some needed to be available here in Seattle,” said Wilker.
After implementing Skytap, Fulcrum now has well over a hundred environments running at one time. Wilker explained, “We are at a place now where all of our core product development, internal QA, and customer sandbox environments are in Skytap.”