Continuous Delivery of Fully Functional Environments at Skytap (Part 1)

At Skytap, we face the same challenges as our customers in developing and releasing high-quality software quickly. Often, the most painful stages of the software development lifecycle are the integration phase (when independently developed components run together for the first time) and the release phase (when new features face production workloads for the first time).

Why Should We Move Our VMware Applications Off-premises? [Video]

Even with all of the gains in scalability that the cloud can bring to on-premises workloads, there are questions you should ask before beginning any migration. We recently published a Cloud Migration Guide to assist companies at the evaluation stage of making such a migration, and just last week, Skytap cloud solution architect Ralph Capasso

Skytap Featured in LogiGear’s “Testing in the World of DevOps”

Skytap was recently invited to share our thoughts around application modernization in the latest issue of LogiGear’s excellent quarterly magazine. Senior director of product management, Sumit Mehrotra, stepped up to the plate to explain Skytap’s position on cloud-based environments, containerization and more. After checking out this abridged version of Sumit’s interview, we encourage you to head

QA-driven DevOps: An Interview with Tanya Kravtsov

Who most often leads DevOps initiatives and transformations? Does the order normally come from executive leadership? Developers? IT Operations? While the answer varies from company to company, one department you don’t often hear about leading the charge is QA. QA director at Audible, Tanya Kravtsov, joins us this week on The Skytap Podcast. We discuss her role

Skytap Driver Now Available for Docker Machine

We are thrilled to announce the technical preview of a Docker Machine driver built specifically for Skytap. Docker Machine is an essential part of the Docker Toolbox. It is used to remotely provision and manage Docker hosts. Utilizing a driver model, Docker Machine can be used with a number of different local virtual providers such

#c9d9 Recap: Creating an Internal Dev/Test Cloud

The need to speed up feedback loops, simplify dev/test processes and collaboration, and also save on infrastructure costs — have led many organizations to create an internal dev/test cloud to standardize their processes. On Tuesday, I participated in an online panel on the subject of Creating an Internal Dev/Test Cloud as part of Continuous Discussions

Planning for Long-term Test Automation Success [Podcast]

From automating infrastructure and environment provisioning to code/release deployment—and everything in-between—automation is on everyone’s minds these days. While some are just getting their automation initiatives off the ground, others are well on their way and are now looking for what’s next as they attempt to scale their efforts throughout the enterprise. This week on The

Finding the Confidence to Combat Bimodal IT

We work hard at Skytap to help organizations take large and complex legacy applications and create viable test environments that allow these applications to be safely changed. This supports the goals of continuous delivery while recognizing that highly changeable, microservice-style architectures are unlikely to spring up overnight – so making cumbersome application environments quickly adaptable

Your Room is Ready: Hospitality Modernization at Hotels.com [Podcast]

  The rise of the popularity and functionality of mobile apps and wearables has created tremendous growth, but for one industry in particular, there have been an equal amount of disruption and challenges along the way. The hospitality industry provides memorable and rewarding experiences for customers through the use of mobile apps and wearables, but a

Now Available: Secure and Scalable Docker Development

As more organizations look to containerization for gains in software consistency and efficiency—questions around security often pop up. In the webinar below, we show how combining Twistlock and Skytap provide security and scalability in Docker development environments in particular. After a brief explanation of Skytap and Twistlock technologies, this presentation contains a demo that shows

The Case for Replicant Production

Software systems development has changed from being something we think of as an engineering and planning challenge, like building a building or a bridge, into a highly incremental and experimental process of constantly trying new things and seeing how they work or don’t work. The key to this new approach is to get valid feedback

Evaluating Application Modernization Solutions: Part III (Conclusion)

In this final chapter of our three-part series, Sumit Mehrotra shows how Skytap provides the configuration, consistency, collaboration, and control necessary for application modernization initiatives—including microservices and containerization. Learn how this 4Cs framework can help you modernize your complete product lifecycle to ensure that quality code and speed are consistently delivered with each release. Make sure

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