The Heartbleed Security Vulnerability and What It Means for Skytap

You may have heard about the recent security vulnerability known as “Heartbleed.” Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in OpenSSL (a cryptographic software library that protects many services on the Internet) that allows unauthorized access to protected information. Skytap has investigated this issue and determined that our websites, particularly https://cloud.skytap.com, and other publicly exposed services are

Upcoming Webinar: Maximizing Skytap on Amazon Web Services

​As you might have heard, we recently launched support for Skytap on Amazon Web Services. Skytap on AWS is ideal for dev/test teams who want a fast on-ramp to AWS and need to quickly and repeatedly deploy complex application environments. If your team is using AWS for production applications, you can now use Skytap to

Product Manager Matt Ayers on Skytap’s Integration with Amazon Web Services

Hi folks, I’m a product manager here at Skytap and I wanted to take some time to talk about our newly-launched support for Skytap on Amazon Web Services. Since beginning a private beta program last November, we’ve been working closely with our customers who use AWS, and after receiving extensive customer feedback, we are releasing

Skytap Takes Additional Investment to Fuel Leadership in Development and Test Software Industry

Skytap has experienced aggressive growth over the past several years, and 2013 was record breaking on many counts – including bringing in a new CEO, increasing headcount by 30%, numerous innovations to our dev/test SaaS offering, and expanding our international infrastructure footprint to meet the needs of our growing global customer base. In order to

Skytap CTO named Startup Technology Leadership Star

We don’t like to get too into the habit of patting ourselves on the back, so it’s always nice when someone else does it for you. The Puget Sound Business Journal recently named Skytap CTO and VP of Engineering Brad Schick as the winner of their 2013 Startup Technology Leadership Star award. PSBJ Managing Editor

Skytap Adds New APAC Data Center

Skytap is pleased to announce the opening of our newest data center in Singapore. This allows Skytap to serve our customers based in APAC as well as those customers with a presence in the region. It has been a busy year at Skytap in terms of expansion. In addition to our new US-East data center

CEO Quarterly Retrospective

I find it helpful to review recent events so I can put them in perspective, so this blog is a quick summary of Skytap milestones over the last quarter. In my first Skytap blog I said I planned to be a regular contributor to the Skytap community, and in this piece I’d like to point

Skytap Selected as Top Cloud Computing Technology at 2013 Tech Impact Awards

Skytap has been ​recognized by Seattle Business magazine as the cloud computing vendor in the 2013 Tech Impact Awards. The Tech Impact Awards program recognizes Washington-based software, information technology and mobile-app companies that are making an impact on business operations across various industries, including mobile, cloud and analysis. Skytap was honored at an awards ceremony

Skytap Welcomes New VP of Sales, Brian Barry.

Today we’re proud to introduce our new VP of Sales, Brian Barry. Brian brings more than 16 years of sales experience at enterprise software companies. Throughout his career, he has formed deep relationships at Fortune 500 companies in the finance, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, communications, and insurance industries. Prior to joining Skytap, Brian served as the

Video: Nextcast Interview with our CEO, Thor Culverhouse.

Our CEO, Thor Culverhouse, recently sat down with Jeff Dickey from Nextcast​ to discuss his background, career, and vision for Skytap. Nextcast specializes in personal success lessons from technology thought leaders. Excerpt: Thor Culverhouse might have been a professional football player, if a college injury hadn’t forced him to head down another career path. Thanks

NetworkWorld Hot Product: Skytap Virtual Private PaaS with Cloud Foundry v2

​This week during VMworld we saw the best and brightest in virtualization and cloud computing descend on the city of San Francisco. It was a mix of IT technical professionals and IT business decision-makers from organizations of all sizes, representing a wide range of industries. On the first day of the conference, NetworkWorld released its

A New CEO’s Perspective on the Skytap Community

My name is Thor Culverhouse and on July 1 was appointed CEO of Skytap. While this is my first contribution to the Skytap Blog, I’m a regular reader and I’m anxious to learn more about the Skytap community. Skytap already has over 250 enterprise and mid-market customers, and the Skytap Blog is a helpful forum

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