Delivering a public cloud using containers and Kubernetes

We talk a lot about modernization at Skytap; it’s our business. But we haven’t shared much about how we are continually modernizing Skytap Cloud itself. This blog is the first in a series that will share our experiences evolving our infrastructure and software development processes. Our goal with this series is to give our customers,

From Telephone Operators, to Moviefone, to AI – Evolving and Modernizing a Traditional IVR Application from Blueworx with Skytap Cloud

Last week I had the opportunity to jump on the phone with Dean Upton, Director at Blueworx.  During our discussion we chatted about the evolution of IVR, the challenges of modernizing a traditional application and the opportunity ahead now that modernization is underway in Skytap Cloud.  Enjoy! How did you get into the tech industry?

Successful modernization is progressive and multi-faceted

Every week there’s a new cloud service or product, which the industry immediately classifies using a set of overly-simplistic labels — public, private, hybrid, and so on. The jargon takes center stage, while the actual value of the technology is obscured and left unclear to the business and IT leaders who need to understand it

Learn to modernize legacy applications in the cloud with Gartner Research

Cloud is the foundation of digital transformation. Cloud delivers agility, flexibility, and scale for the development and operations of both new, cloud-native applications, and the traditional applications that enterprises depend on to run their businesses.   The problem with the latter group is that traditional enterprise applications weren’t built for the cloud and can’t be

Incorporating IBM AIX into Your Cloud Roadmap

No matter the scope of your cloud migration initiative, setting a roadmap for your journey is mandatory. According to IBM, A well-thought out roadmap doesn’t stop at covering the technical requirements for such a journey, it “ensures that each cloud decision the company makes to solve today’s needs will continue to pay off in the future.”
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Why the Cloud Must Do More for Traditional Enterprise Applications

We all know that public cloud adoption is on the rise. Numerous analyst reports share data validating this shift. But the hockey stick growth many of these reports chart looks very different when it comes to enterprise adoption, particularly regarding the migration of traditional applications. While research continues to tout skyrocketing percentages of apps moving to the
application modernization in bimodal IT

Application Modernization from an Operations Perspective

Bimodal, or multi-speed, IT is a recognition that software delivery in larger businesses is happening at different rates. It’s a description of the state of the world in which businesses recognize the fact that newer, more modern software is being delivered faster, and that older, more traditional software is being delivered more slowly. When people

Modern Accountability in Multi-Cloud Management

Enterprises aren’t just adopting cloud at an accelerated rate, recent surveys have shown that multi-cloud adoption is becoming the new standard. With no one-size-fits-all cloud provider in the market, and each vendor becoming increasingly known for a single or set of unique strengths, it makes sense that multi-cloud approaches are taking off. Skytap CTO, Brad Schick,

Skytap to Detail App Modernization Success at CoreOS Fest

CoreOS Fest 2017 is right around the corner, and Skytap has been invited to present alongside some of today’s biggest names in software. While speakers from the likes of Google, Kubernetes, Concur, Adobe, and others will dive deep into what CoreOS describes as “the technology that will drive app dev and delivery for the next
Application Modernization Containers

Application Modernization in Full Swing at ADP [podcast]

DockerCon17 featured a number of container adoption success stories, and we got the opportunity to sit down with one of Docker’s biggest customers, ADP, to learn more about how containers fit into their application modernization journey. ADP Chief Strategic Architect, Jim Ford, presented a session titled, “One year and 1000+ Containers Later at ADP” where

Compelling Reasons for IT to Improve Efficiency through DevOps

If IT is measured by operational efficiency, and changing business demands are too much for existing infrastructure and systems to support, how does IT go from maintaining those systems to modernizing them with digital transformations? For many, a DevOps culture and practices—combined with cloud technologies—is the key to getting there, but a lack of one clear path to

Confused about Cloud? You’re not Alone

If you’ve been paying attention to the spin from tech news and conferences, you likely find Barb Darrow’s recent column in Fortune bewildering. In “Big Companies Want to Move to the Cloud But Still Have No Idea How,” Darrow espouses that big companies have no idea how to begin a cloud migration. This assertion appears

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