IBM AIX Is Still a Pillar in the Enterprise

This is Part One of a three-part series. Click here to read Part Two, and Part Three where we dive deeper into how AIX application development is evolving, and how organizations will incorporate AIX into their cloud strategy. While cloud-native applications often grab a lion’s share of headlines in the tech world, the data center-native applications that many

The Culture, Trust, and Technology Needed for DevOps Success

In “Strategies to Build Trust in DevOps,” Skytap VP of Operations, Paul Farrall, Paul shares some of his experience in the early days of DevOps initiatives and what’s required to give teams the best chance for success in their efforts. I love that Paul is willing to point out that his first attempt a DevOps
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Skytap to Host Burns Night Application Modernisation Executive Dinner

Skytap is proud to host our upcoming application modernisation executive dinner, which will be held on 25 January at The Balmoral in Edinburgh, Scotland. This event will not only give attendees the opportunity to celebrate Burns Night while networking with peers over dinner and drinks, there will also be an opportunity to participate in an

Application Modernization: Why Now and How

It finally happens: your doctor tells you to get off that comfy couch and start exercising. You decide on your weapon of choice: running. After all, how hard can it be to run? At first, it is brutal and slow—small surges of ponderous running followed by long recovery times. Your form is inefficient; your speed

What’s Your Cloud Strategy? A “Diversified Portfolio” of Options [Podcast]

It’s the latest episode of The Skytap Podcast! This week we’re joined by JP Morgenthal, CTO for Americas’ Digital Applications at CSC. Skytap’s Dan Jones and JP discuss solving the challenges of multi-cloud adoption, so listen now, download for later, or read the full transcript below! Noel: I was on the Tech Evangelist Blog about a

Upcoming DevOps Executive Summits to Showcase Powerful New Initiative

Skytap participates in a number of events around the globe each year, but none are perhaps more well-received than our roadshow-style summits where we get the chance to collaborate with leaders in the software development, testing, and IT operations communities. We’re about to kick-off a new series, our DevOps Executive Summits, and we’re expanding them

Breaking Down Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps Report [Podcast]

On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Puppet CIO & VP of operations, Nigel Kersten to discuss Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps Report. Special guests Anders Wallgreen, CTO at Elecric Cloud, and Dan Jones, Skytap Director of Product Management join this discussion by offering some of their favorite findings from this awesome annual report. We’ve

Continuous Delivery of Fully Functional Environments at Skytap (Part 2)

Robust DevOps practice necessitates modular and automatic construction of software and infrastructure. At Skytap, we leverage our own customer-facing services to construct a delivery pipeline that allows engineers in operations, test, and development to collaborate at every point of the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC). We ultimately deliver working clones of our production environment that can

Application Modernization from an Operations Perspective [Video]

In the video below, Skytap CTO and VP of Engineering, Brad Schick, explains the disconnect between newly developed software, particularly that which was designed to run in the cloud, and older, “traditional” applications that were not orchestrated with the cloud or automation in mind. While there may always be differences in the speeds at which

NBCUniversal Code Quality Improved by “Orders of Magnitude”

IBM recently hosted a webinar with NBCUniversal DevOps platform manager John Comas to talk about some of the changes that have taken place after prioritizing environmental access and efficiency. We’ve pulled out some of the highlights that stood out to us, but we encourage you to view the webinar as a whole, which can be

Continuous Delivery of Fully Functional Environments at Skytap (Part 1)

At Skytap, we face the same challenges as our customers in developing and releasing high-quality software quickly. Often, the most painful stages of the software development lifecycle are the integration phase (when independently developed components run together for the first time) and the release phase (when new features face production workloads for the first time).

Are You Moving Your VM Sprawl Problem to the Cloud?

I spoke on a panel about a month ago at a Mitchell developer’s conference, and a question was raised around how does Mitchell avoid cloud cost overruns. I thought this was a good question, and, after reading a recent LinkedIn article on out-of-control cloud OpEx, I wanted to present my thoughts on the matter in

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