Feedback Culture Promotes Continuous UX-Rich Design

With this week’s focus on how Skytap “does” design, we sat down with our principal UX architect to learn more about where the inspiration comes from to continuously not just keep up with, but exceed both business and customer demands across numerous platforms. Noel: Just to start off, if you’ll take a minute to introduce yourself,

Open Source and Community Development is Good for Developers

This is a guest contribution from Brian Mancini at FTI Consulting. FTI Consulting is one of Skytap’s awesome customers, and Brian is an avid proponent of open source software and its many benefits to the developer community as a whole! As a web developer, it’s difficult to avoid open source software (OSS) completely. The rise

Consulting Initiative to Guide Enterprise Development and DevOps Adoption

We’re thrilled to announce that David Frost has joined Skytap as our vice president of professional services and support. David will expand our professional service offerings to include a new consulting initiative to guide Enterprise development and IT organizations through the adoption of DevOps best practices. I had the chance to sit down with David
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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.

Recent Surveys Show DevOps Use on the Rise, but Confusion Remains

​I recently poured over F5’s “The State of Application Delivery in 2015” and InformationWeek’s “2015 App Dev Priorities Survey” that they presented with Dr. Dobb’s. The similarity of their titles, and even their release dates made me wonder how unique each of their findings would be, and I challenged myself to flush out any interesting

Guest Post: Beyond Big Data and Benioff’s “AI Spring” to the Dawn of Dataware

This article was authored by Matt McIlwain and was originally published on Medium. For more of Matt’s writing, you can follow him here! Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Predictive Analytics — we hear these terms every day from companies such as Cloudera, Trifacta and Dato (formerly GraphLab) that are securing many millions in financing. I believe

Webinar On-Demand: Preparing for VMware Lab Manager End of Life

​ VMware’s Lab Manager has been an integral part of dev/test team workflows and processes for many years. As of May 2014, VMware has decided to end-of-life Lab Manager and this has left many customers scrambling to find a replacement or system to meet the needs currently served by Lab Manager. Lab Manager was such

STAREAST Recap: Share What You’ve Learned

​For those who have attended multiple STAR testing conferences over time (I just learned the first STAR conference was held back in 1992!) you’ve probably noticed that while the agendas are always fresh with new topics and speakers, there are a core group of speakers that come to share their knowledge and experience year after

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

A Look at the Expert Predictions for VMworld 2013

It’s never too early to start planning for VMworld. The Skytap team is always excited to attend an event where so many great companies are emerging with great products. The energy, enthusiasm, and spirit of innovation and learning over the 5-day event is off the charts. It’s definitely our kind of scene. As we’re all

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