Skytap on Azure – Networking Considerations

Recently, Microsoft’s Adam Stuart, an Azure Networking Specialist, worked with Skytap to put together some Azure Networking considerations regarding how to connect your mainframe and midrange systems to Azure via Skytap on Azure when planning a cloud migration. These considerations included some best practices when designing your networking especially since many of these systems are

Skytap Virtual Labs Enable IBM’s First Remote Fast Start 2021

Since 2017, IBM has used Skytap to support its Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and sales demo activity for Fast Start. Fast Start is IBM’s annual conference to showcase new product solutions and train its technical seller community and partner network.  This year was the first time IBM ran the event entirely online, which drew more than

Skytap on IBM Cloud now Available in Frankfurt

We are pleased to announce Skytap on IBM Cloud is now available in IBM Cloud’s Frankfurt data center. The expansion of Skytap to Frankfurt includes support for running traditional x86 applications. Skytap x86 is also available in Dallas, Ashburn, Toronto, London, and Singapore data centers. Skytap Power is available in Dallas, Toronto, and London. Read

Introducing the Skytap Provider for HashiCorp Terraform

As more organizations adopt a multi-cloud strategy, enterprises are in search of the right cloud services to best suit business and application needs, while avoiding vendor lock-in. Gartner predicts, “By 2021, over 75% of midsize and large organizations will have adopted a multi-cloud and/or hybrid IT strategy.” Which is why — in our mission to

Guest Blog: Did WannaCrypt Wreck My Demo Infrastructure?

Security in the cloud will likely always be a hot topic of conversation, especially when there are global events like the recent WannaCrypt ransomware attack. IBM principal architect Erik Anderson recently addressed his responsibility for delivering “a reliable platform available for hundreds of other IBMers” in the midst of attacks like these, and the role

Can’t Miss List for IBM InterConnect 2017

IBM InterConnect is right around the corner, and for those of you lucky enough to attend, how do you decide which of the week’s 2,000+(!) sessions and activities to take part in? We’ve scoured the entire agenda and picked out some of the events that we’re most excited about in hopes of helping you build out

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

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

“Testing Agility in the Cloud” Featured in LogiGear Magazine

Skytap Sr. Director of Product Management, Sumit Mehrotra, presented his session, “Faster, Higher, Stronger – Achieving Olympian Aspirations of Agile Testing with the Cloud” at the 2015 STeP-IN Summit in Bangalore, India, and when it was all said and done—he took home the award for “Best Technical Track Speaker.” We’ll be releasing a video of Sumit’s

The Zorro Effect: Circling Back from CA World ‘15

Back from a productive week at CA World, the big CA Technologies summit in Las Vegas. I wasn’t using an app to count my steps like many there, but I am sure I put in thousands if only due to the sheer geographic size of the convention venue at Mandalay Bay. My partners in crime

LogiGear Provides Early Look at Better Test Design & Skytap Partnership

Skytap thrives on partnering with our friends in the software development and testing community who share a passion for both disrupting and modernizing software delivery. Last week at STARWEST, I got to learn about the incredible team at LogiGear, how they’re tackling one of the biggest challenges in software testing today, and why the new

CAworld 2015 Day “Zero” Report: Disruptingly Disruptive

I’ve been here at CAworld’15 just getting set up to talk about environments prior to the main event days, and everywhere you look, you see the theme of the company this year: Digital Disruption. In CA CEO Mike Gregoire’s opening partner reception, he positioned competitiveness for businesses today as primarily driven by software. I think

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