Skytap Team Returns from STARWEST

The Skytap team just returned from STARWEST (Software Testing Analysis & Review West Conference)—the premier software testing conference that showcases the most up-to-date information, tools, and technologies available in the industry today. Over the course of the event, our team had several conversations with QA managers who expressed an interest in moving QA and development

Brett Goodwin to Speak at Camp IT – Cloud Computing Strategies

On September 24, Brett Goodwin, our Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, will speak a Camp IT in Chicago. The focus of the conference is Cloud Computing Strategies, and Brett’s topic will be: Hybrid Cloud: How to Build and Integrate the Best of Both Worlds. The following is a summary of Brett’s presentation: After

VMworld: The Wrap-up

VMworld wrapped up yesterday, August 30, with a final day of hands-on labs and breakout sessions. Over the course of five days, some 20,000 attendees took advantage of the opportunity for education, discourse, and networking in IT infrastructure, applications, and operations. Our team at the Solutions Exchange spoke to hundreds of IT professionals–discussing new tech

Announcements, Interviews, and Tchotchkes at VMworld 2012

VMworld 2012 ramped up Sunday afternoon with registration, then the Hands-on Labs (HOL) got underway. As attendees landed in San Francisco throughout the day, the conversations turned to the excellent weather, dinner plans, and evening festivities where colleagues could catch up and talk tech. The VMworld Twitterverse was on fire. But even before the welcome

A Look at the Expert Predictions for VMworld 2012

As we’re all gearing up for VMworld, there are some interesting conversations going on–and a lot of buzz about what people think is going to happen this year. The VAR Guy was able to boil down his predictions to five major themes in his article VMworld 2012 Preview: 5 VMware Private, Public Cloud Trends: The

Ever Thought About Working in a Startup Environment? Skytap is Hiring.

​ In his Forbes article, 3 Keys to Startup Success, Aaron Schwartz made an interesting observation about working at a startup. He noted that in addition to technical skill, there are some necessary traits a person will need to succeed in this type of environment: “I think that there are three: hustle, follow-through and curiosity.” Those

GigaOM Structure in San Francisco, June 20 and 21

Skytap is checking out GigaOM Structure today at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF. About the event: The 5th annual Structure conference brings together the leaders innovating, shaping and defining the ongoing evolution in the technology industry – cloud computing. The shift to the cloud isn’t just a change in the way IT is

Skytap Team Heading to Interop in Las Vegas, May 8 – 10

Interop is the leading independent business technology event with over 100 sessions focused on providing solutions to the most pressing challenges in IT including cloud computing, wireless and mobility, and security. The conference will take place in Las Vegas from May 6 to 10. Some prominent keynote speakers at the event include Padmasree Warrior, CTO,

Skytap is a Proud Gold Sponsor of STAREAST 2012

STAREAST is the premier software testing conference, bringing the most up-to-date information, tools, and technology to the industry. The conference will be held April 15-20 in Orlando, Florida. Attendees will join industry experts in the test and QA community for learning sessions—all designed to help you make a powerful impact in your job role and

3 Cool Use Cases For The Cloud

There are many use cases for the cloud and often times starting small is the best way to ensure success when transitioning projects to the cloud. Over the past several months, I have seen the cloud used to address some interesting IT and business challenges. The use cases below are small in comparison to the

Five Steps to Agile Development in the Cloud

Development and test teams are crunched for time just as much as they are crunched for resources. According to a recent survey, ‘developing applications faster’ is a top application delivery priority. The need for speed is amplified when employing an Agile development methodology, as the approach calls for shorter release cycles focused on specific customer

Keeping the Cloud Under Control

It’s no surprise that enterprises are continuing to increase their reliance on cloud computing. Users are ripe to take advantage of the cloud’s undeniable benefits including self-service freedom, flexibility, availability, scalability, and the simple joy of not having challenges related to hardware and software deployments. However, many business leaders have expressed concern about the security

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