Skytap people

Careers@Skytap Videos: When Hiring, Never Overlook the Passion

As you might know by looking at news of our recent funding round, and Skytap bringing in Jill Domanico as VP of Talent, hiring the right people is absolutely essential to our growth plans. Since we’re surrounded by cutting-edge cloud companies here in Seattle looking to grow as well, good talent is in high demand.

Skytap’s New VP of Talent Ready to Share “Seattle’s Best Kept Secret”

Skytap’s new VP of Talent has fascinating stories to tell and some outstanding advice for landing a job in one of the most competitive software development markets in the world—Seattle. Jill brings a wealth of experience to Skytap and will play a key role in our search for top talent looking to make a real

Deck the Halls with Walls of Metrics

For some, the holiday season is a time to show gratitude. Others spend time with those they hold dear. Or maybe, it is a time to reflect upon the previous year, and look at the year ahead. Or, just clean out the house and donate all that stuff you didn’t need all year. These are

Your Healthcare, Your Cloud, and HIPAA

Healthcare companies once considered the idea of managing any computing activities in the cloud a distant future due to ever-tightening standards of patient privacy. But software development and testing workloads are equally as ideal and secure in the cloud for health industry enterprises as other complex businesses. Since the HIPAA Omnibus rule was released, and

On-premises Data Masking for Increased Cloud Testing Security

​ We recently hosted a webinar with one of our partners, Axis Technology, to demonstrate how their DMSuite® tool ensures that sensitive production data remains secure, while also providing testers with “intelligent” datasets that help them provide more complete testing. This webinar provides tips on how on-premises masked test data management addresses security concerns, while

Who Pays for Parallel Development Pizza Parties in the Cloud?

As we move development and test activities into cloud-based labs, we have noticed an age-old challenge arise to some companies’ adoption efforts. While it is tempting to focus on the value or ROI we can achieve from cloud dev/test environments, we should never forget to ask, “Exactly who pays for all this?” Is accounting getting

Creating an Autoconfiguring IBM UrbanCode Deploy Agent in Skytap

Skytap recently announced the availability of the Skytap Automation Pack for IBM UrbanCode Deploy. You can read about it in this Skytap blog post from earlier this year. You’ll recall that this plugin adds the following functionality into the IBM UrbanCode Deploy Application Process web UI to create and manipulate templates and configurations in Skytap:

Skytap CEO: “Let’s Build a Successful Business” as Enterprises Begin Shift to the Cloud

  ​Rachel Lerman at the Puget Sound Business Journal recently sat down with our CEO, Thor Culverhouse, to discuss the current shift of enterprise software to the cloud, and how this is setting up Skytap for “massive growth”—her words, not ours—but we’ll take it! Thor provided Rachel with the areas that our business has grown,

Skytap’s new Copy-to-Region lets your SDLC “Follow the Moon”

For the past few years, the holy grail of enterprise IT is to have large scale global software development, testing and integration activities that “follow the sun.” So when your development team checks in and goes home in San Jose, CA, there’s a testing team just getting started in Bangalore, India. And when they check

Development and Test Cloud with Service Virtualization: Parts of a Complete Breakfast

​I recently heard from a customer who was curious if Skytap Cloud environments compete with a leading Service Virtualization solution I used to evangelize in a past life. Not at all – in fact the invention of Service Virtualization resolved some of the primary constraints to serious enterprise adoption of public dev/test cloud environments. We

Announcing MinorJS: An Unopinionated, Ultra-minimal Web Framework for Node.js

Skytap is a big believer in open source software. Our company is built on amazing open source projects like Linux, Ruby on Rails and Node.js. That’s why we feel it’s so important to give back to the open source community by releasing and maintaining the MinorJS project. What is MinorJS? MinorJS is an unopinionated, ultra-minimal

Realizing the Value of Cloud Beyond the Infrastructure Itself for Dev & Test

  By now we’ve seen plenty of cost justification on the efficiency of using cloud infrastructure. You can easily Google “Cloud Computing Value” and get a stack of analyst and vendor reports. Or just pop open Amazon’s AWS value calculator and plug in some numbers. There are huge one-time and recurring IT cost savings to