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

Software Demos and Evaluations: 3 Habits for Running a Successful Cloud Trial

​Having personally helped hundreds of companies evaluate Skytap for software demo and evaluations, I wanted to pass on my top 3 successful habits for running a cloud trial. If you worked through the suggestions in my prior blog piece Five Successful Habits for Selecting a Cloud Provider, you should have a foundation to build upon

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

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

Enterprise Networking Planet Picks 10 Networking Newcomers to Watch

In Robert McGarvey’s latest article for Enterprise Networking Planet, he discusses Top 10 Networking Newcomers to Watch, and outlines how beyond the big names like Cisco, Juniper, HP, IBM, Brocade, and Alcatel-Lucent–there are smaller, more nimble, enterprise networking companies that are introducing innovation. From the article: Software defined networking, virtual networking, virtual desktops, cloud …

So, Skytap—What Are You Anyhow?

Considering the pace at which cloud computing is moving, it’s no surprise that many have a tough time putting their finger on what an ever-expanding array of vendors are actually delivering. No need to worry, as I don’t plan to spend this post pontificating on the liberal application of the term “cloud”–or even “cloud washing”

Software Demos and Evaluations: Five Successful Habits for Selecting a Cloud Provider

Since the introduction of client/server architecture in the early 1980s, enterprise computing has only become more complicated. Because of this, enterprise applications are incredibly hard to showcase during a software demonstration to a potential prospect or customer. With a constantly evolving product and large sales force, it becomes even more difficult to guarantee that your

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