Security and Compliance in the Cloud Matters

You don’t have to search at length to find articles that highlight conferences, panel discussions, and reports on the topic of cloud security. The topic is everywhere for a reason—security and compliance in the cloud matters. And at Skytap, we believe in making our security and compliance measures transparent to our existing customers, and to

Can DevOps Turn IT into a Strategic Weapon?

Development, IT Operations, and business stakeholders who have teamed up to build a strong DevOps culture may be wondering if there is room to take things to the next level. Is it possible to use the DevOps methodology to build a competitive advantage? Damon Edwards of dev2ops.org says yes. Yesterday, Damon produced an interesting piece

Making the Move to DevOps

​DevOps describes the working relationship between development and operations teams (Dev + Ops) and a method for bringing those two sides together in a more collaborative way. It also includes business stakeholders, who have a vested interest in seeing these two teams successfully build and implement projects. If your company isn’t already taking a DevOps

VMworld: Expanding our Collective Vision

​The Skytap team is looking forward to VMworld in San Francisco. That’s actually a bit of an understatement. Not only is it a great opportunity for education, collaboration, and networking with other professionals working in cloud computing, it’s a chance to catch up and talk about the industry with associates and colleagues we may only work

Gearing up for VMworld 2012

​VMworld 2012 is being held in San Francisco at the Moscone Center from August 26 to 30. The event is billed as an opportunity for education, collaboration, and networking — and is an excellent resource for companies who need to spend less time and money supporting underlying IT infrastructure and more time on areas that

Skytap Surpasses 200 Enterprise Customers

​Today, we are proud to announce that over 200 enterprise customers, including Trek Bicycles, Trend Micro, and WorkWise, are using our intuitive public and hybrid cloud solutions for development and testing, virtual technical training, and software demonstrations. Customers turn to Skytap Cloud for a fast, easy, and secure way to move dynamic workloads to the

10 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change by 2020

In his article Cloud computing: 10 ways it will change by 2020, Jack Clark of ZDnet.com explores the issues, challenges, and technologies that he predicts will frustrate and inspire those working with the cloud in 2020. Clark’s list is as follows–and he elaborates on each:     1.    Software floats away from hardware     2.    Modular

The Hybrid Cloud: Is It Enterprise-Ready?

Katherine Noyes recently wrote for Linux.com on the topic of 5 Things to Make the Hybrid Cloud Enterprise-Ready. In her article, she discusses data that shows how a number of factors are just now beginning to fall into place that will propel the adoption of the hybrid cloud model. From her article: So, what are

vCenter Lab Manager End of Life – Which Road Will You Take?

When VMware announced its decision to discontinue additional major releases of vCenter Lab Manager in 2013, it left organizations that are currently running it at a crossroads. And based on the myriad posts and discussions on tech blogs over the past year, it’s clear that many users aren’t necessarily convinced that vCloud Director is the de

Camp IT: July 12 – Infrastructure, Operations, and Management

Brett Goodwin, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Skytap, will be speaking at Camp IT in Chicago on Thursday, July 12. The event takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont–two miles from Chicago O’Hare. The one-day conference is attended by IT executives, management, and staff who want to understand new

9 Cloud Computing Trends for 2012

In the article The future of cloud computing: 9 trends for 2012, Andrew Nusca of ZDnet uses data from a recent North Bridge Venture Partners survey to frame a discussion on the trends that are affecting the future of cloud computing. And as we’re halfway through 2012, I thought this list was a timely checkpoint

The Battle of Gettysburg Ends. The Battle of Public IaaS Begins.

Nearly a century and a half ago, the Battle of Gettysburg came to an end with Robert E. Lee’s last failed attempt to break up the Union during a 5-year war that was ultimately footnoted as a defining moment in American history. And as the Battle of Gettysburg was a pivotal turning point in the

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