Test Automation Reigns Supreme Next Week at STAREAST

Skytap is gearing up for next week’s STAREAST conference, and after looking closely at the week’s packed schedule of keynotes, tutorials, and concurrent session, it appears that “automation” is going to be one of the week’s dominating topics. And this won’t be the first time. We’ve attended and covered this show from a journalistic perspective

Evaluating Application Modernization Solutions: Part I

As enterprises continue to move their existing, traditional applications to the cloud, Skytap has helped smooth this migration by enabling our customers to quickly and easily collaborate around cloud-based development and test environments. By giving teams the ability to provision complex environments on-demand and with one-click access—all while giving IT full control and visibility into

What’s in Your DevOps Toolchain?

In this chapter of our technical series, “Scaling Modern Software Delivery,” we sit down with Derek Weeks, Sonatype VP and DevOps advocate, to discuss the benefits and challenges of building—and governing—a modern DevOps toolchain. Derek also provides some incredible thoughts on the responsibility we all share for delivering the highest quality software possible as software is embedded

Vagrant at Skytap: The Nick Astete Interview

You saw the recent demo and news about the new Vagrant provider from Skytap. Three new capabilities really set Skytap apart for developer productivity when used with Vagrant: the ability to securely VPN between the developer’s laptop and Skytap public cloud services, rapid syncing of the application stack through a NFS folder on the desktop,

Cloud Transformation at Netflix: It Wasn’t Instant

Netflix has always been a leader in adopting technology and processes. Go to pretty much any technical conference, summit, or meet-up and you’ll find someone from Netflix’s engineering team presenting on the leading edge technology or process they’re implementing or have implemented. Last week Netflix announced in their blog they’ve completed their cloud migration for their streaming

New Skytap provider gem for Vagrant: Demo Up!

As the next step of Skytap’s continuing commitment to supporting developers through integration with open source tools and software, Skytap today announced new capabilities with Vagrant to provide management of Skytap environments through your local Vagrant client. Authentication, creation, management, destruction, and even sharing of your Skytap environments can all be controlled through standard Vagrant

Skytap Going Big at IBM InterConnect 2016

With IBM InterConnect only a couple weeks away in Las Vegas (Feb 21-25), we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on all of the places you can find us during the show. Skytap is going to have a huge presence at this year’s event; we’re presenting sessions, unveiling exciting new details about our partnership

VMs vs. Docker – Dan Jones in Network World

Dan Jones’ recent article in Network World “Containers vs. VMs: It comes down to state management, networking, and sprawl” responds to some specific concerns regarding possible pitfalls when implementing Docker instead of more traditional VM architectures (only in IT can something just over decade old be considered “traditional” ). Dan discusses Docker’s evolution towards parity

Tipping the DevOps Scale: An Interview with Gary Gruver

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Welcome to another episode of The DevHops Podcast! This week we’re joined by Gary Gruver, co-author of Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale. It was great to have Gary on the show, as he

DevHops Episode 8: Paul Farrall – Fishing for DevOps Success

Welcome to the first “Special Draft” edition of the Dev-Hops Podcast, in which we focus on real-world stories of process and technology transformation from the people who lived them. Rather than having a conversation, we’ll ask seasoned pros to relate their own case studies of big changes they were a part of. What went right, and what

Using Docker Machine with Skytap

Docker Machine provides a nice experience for remotely provisioning and managing instances of Docker. Though Skytap doesn’t currently support a native driver for Docker Machine it doesn’t mean you’re left out in the cold. The generic driver for Docker Machine works great with Skytap! There are multiple ways to connect to VMs within Skytap.  SRA, for

“Testing Agility in the Cloud” Featured in LogiGear Magazine

Skytap Sr. Director of Product Management, Sumit Mehrotra, presented his session, “Faster, Higher, Stronger – Achieving Olympian Aspirations of Agile Testing with the Cloud” at the 2015 STeP-IN Summit in Bangalore, India, and when it was all said and done—he took home the award for “Best Technical Track Speaker.” We’ll be releasing a video of Sumit’s

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