Skytap Driver Now Available for Docker Machine

We are thrilled to announce the technical preview of a Docker Machine driver built specifically for Skytap. Docker Machine is an essential part of the Docker Toolbox. It is used to remotely provision and manage Docker hosts. Utilizing a driver model, Docker Machine can be used with a number of different local virtual providers such

#c9d9 Recap: Creating an Internal Dev/Test Cloud

The need to speed up feedback loops, simplify dev/test processes and collaboration, and also save on infrastructure costs — have led many organizations to create an internal dev/test cloud to standardize their processes. On Tuesday, I participated in an online panel on the subject of Creating an Internal Dev/Test Cloud as part of Continuous Discussions

Finding the Confidence to Combat Bimodal IT

We work hard at Skytap to help organizations take large and complex legacy applications and create viable test environments that allow these applications to be safely changed. This supports the goals of continuous delivery while recognizing that highly changeable, microservice-style architectures are unlikely to spring up overnight – so making cumbersome application environments quickly adaptable

Now Available: Secure and Scalable Docker Development

As more organizations look to containerization for gains in software consistency and efficiency—questions around security often pop up. In the webinar below, we show how combining Twistlock and Skytap provide security and scalability in Docker development environments in particular. After a brief explanation of Skytap and Twistlock technologies, this presentation contains a demo that shows

Evaluating Application Modernization Solutions: Part III (Conclusion)

In this final chapter of our three-part series, Sumit Mehrotra shows how Skytap provides the configuration, consistency, collaboration, and control necessary for application modernization initiatives—including microservices and containerization. Learn how this 4Cs framework can help you modernize your complete product lifecycle to ensure that quality code and speed are consistently delivered with each release. Make sure

Guest Post: Python Module for Skytap API

Our customers build some pretty amazing things, and we love promoting the work they do—especially when it’s open-source so that it can be used and made even better by others! Check out the Python module that Fulcrum Technologies uses to automate a variety of tasks around environment management and to monitor their Skytap consumption. The

What’s in Your DevOps Toolchain?

In this chapter of our technical series, “Scaling Modern Software Delivery,” we sit down with Derek Weeks, Sonatype VP and DevOps advocate, to discuss the benefits and challenges of building—and governing—a modern DevOps toolchain. Derek also provides some incredible thoughts on the responsibility we all share for delivering the highest quality software possible as software is embedded

CAN-Toronto Makes Seven Skytap Datacenters

News today from Toronto, where Skytap just launched a seventh cloud datacenter (CAN-Toronto) in Toronto, Canada. Read the press release here: Skytap Delivers New Cloud Datacenter in Toronto, Canada Offers businesses a production-ready Canadian cloud service uniquely optimized for enterprise software development and modernization Besides providing lower latency and less distance to cover for some

Skytap Going Big at IBM InterConnect 2016

With IBM InterConnect only a couple weeks away in Las Vegas (Feb 21-25), we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on all of the places you can find us during the show. Skytap is going to have a huge presence at this year’s event; we’re presenting sessions, unveiling exciting new details about our partnership

VMs vs. Docker – Dan Jones in Network World

Dan Jones’ recent article in Network World “Containers vs. VMs: It comes down to state management, networking, and sprawl” responds to some specific concerns regarding possible pitfalls when implementing Docker instead of more traditional VM architectures (only in IT can something just over decade old be considered “traditional” ). Dan discusses Docker’s evolution towards parity

Partner Spotlight: Skytap and IBM SoftLayer

Running a global cloud service that handles the highly variable workloads of software development, testing and training is no simple feat. Launching new Skytap datacenters where customers need them most — for instance, in Sydney, Australia — is essential to continued growth. In today’s Partner Spotlight, Skytap VP of IT Operations Paul Farrall talks about how

Tipping the DevOps Scale: An Interview with Gary Gruver

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Welcome to another episode of The DevHops Podcast! This week we’re joined by Gary Gruver, co-author of Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale. It was great to have Gary on the show, as he

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