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Skytap Details Key to Enterprise Cloud Adoption at IBM InterConnect

Skytap had a huge presence around IBM InterConnect this year. From our booth in the expo, to the party we threw with IBM at The House of Blues, it was great to talk with so many attendees about changing business needs, expectations, and the major challenges in software delivery today. One challenge that we heard

Can’t Miss List for IBM InterConnect 2017

IBM InterConnect is right around the corner, and for those of you lucky enough to attend, how do you decide which of the week’s 2,000+(!) sessions and activities to take part in? We’ve scoured the entire agenda and picked out some of the events that we’re most excited about in hopes of helping you build out

Introducing the only Cloud for AIX

In our three-part series on AIX’s role in the tech world today, we’ve covered how AIX is still a pillar in the enterprise, and where organizations often struggle with providing complete test coverage across AIX dependencies. Today we conclude our series with the announcement of the first and only cloud solution that enables IT to

The Culture, Trust, and Technology Needed for DevOps Success

In “Strategies to Build Trust in DevOps,” Skytap VP of Operations, Paul Farrall, Paul shares some of his experience in the early days of DevOps initiatives and what’s required to give teams the best chance for success in their efforts. I love that Paul is willing to point out that his first attempt a DevOps
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Skytap to Host Burns Night Application Modernisation Executive Dinner

Skytap is proud to host our upcoming application modernisation executive dinner, which will be held on 25 January at The Balmoral in Edinburgh, Scotland. This event will not only give attendees the opportunity to celebrate Burns Night while networking with peers over dinner and drinks, there will also be an opportunity to participate in an

How Skytap Complements, not Competes with, Puppet and Chef

Skytap is occasionally asked if our cloud overlaps with provisioning and deployment tools like Puppet, Chef, OpenStack Heat, etc. Given Skytap’s ability to make complete clones of working virtual data centers, the confusion is understandable. While Skytap and provisioning tools do have some conceptual overlap, their roles are distinct in practice and are actually best

Upcoming DevOps Executive Summits to Showcase Powerful New Initiative

Skytap participates in a number of events around the globe each year, but none are perhaps more well-received than our roadshow-style summits where we get the chance to collaborate with leaders in the software development, testing, and IT operations communities. We’re about to kick-off a new series, our DevOps Executive Summits, and we’re expanding them

Calculating the TCO of Testing Environment Migration

The ability to continuously deliver new customer-facing applications and services can mean the difference between sinking or swimming in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Because companies want software delivered faster, they split developers into smaller, more agile teams so they can work in parallel. But when distributed teams have to share the same development and testing

How IBM Overcame Complex Technical Training Challenges in the Cloud

Effectively—and efficiently—delivering complex technical training to globally distributed teams is a major challenge for many in the enterprise. IBM delivers hundreds of scheduled events each week to more than two-thousand students a month. With the closing of a data center in France, Bob Blessing-Hartley, CTO for IBM Remote Labs, had to decide how to continue to deliver

Application Modernization from an Operations Perspective [Video]

In the video below, Skytap CTO and VP of Engineering, Brad Schick, explains the disconnect between newly developed software, particularly that which was designed to run in the cloud, and older, “traditional” applications that were not orchestrated with the cloud or automation in mind. While there may always be differences in the speeds at which

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).

How We’re Extending Visibility and Control Capabilities in the Cloud

Visibility and usage controls are rarely touted today because many public cloud providers simply don’t offer them. We’re dedicated to helping developers, testers, and IT ops teams increase the efficiency of their usage of Skytap. By utilizing a range of Skytap tools that simplify maintaining visibility and control, our customers prevent the overages and inefficiency

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