Skytap Adds to Leadership Team with New Chief Revenue Officer and VP of People

New executives will help Skytap further its mission of enabling customers to move traditional IBM Power applications to the cloud safely, quickly and easily.   Seattle, Wash – November 17, 2020 – Today Skytap announced two new members of its executive team: John Wrobel as Chief Revenue Officer and Kari Dickerson as Vice President of

Skytap Offers PCI and ISO 27001 Compliance for IBM Power Workloads in Azure

Skytap is pleased to announce that we are on track to achieving compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 in Q4 2020. This will give Skytap customers a PCI DSS and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 compliant option to run traditional IBM Power workloads in Azure and IBM Cloud. Skytap now

Creating a Skytap on Azure account from the Azure Marketplace

Skytap on Azure is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This blog post, and this video, will help you navigate the process of creating an instance of the Skytap on Azure service and logging into the service for the first time. Before you start In order to subscribe to Skytap on Azure from the Marketplace,

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update

Horrible events like the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, and too many others provide a spotlight to motivate change. These events have helped us become more aware of injustice and inspire us to support our communities better. Increased awareness and initial responses are only the beginning, however. Real systemic change requires conscious

Using Ansible to automate IBM i workloads on Skytap

Ansible is a powerful IT automation engine that helps with cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, and other IT needs through use of a simple declarative language in the form of Ansible Playbooks. In June this year, IBM announced the support for Ansible to manage IBM i instances through the Ansible Content for IBM Power

Improvements to IBM Power on Skytap

As the best cloud service for traditional applications, we are continually working to enhance features and functionality, especially for our IBM Power users. In the past few months, we’ve released a number of improved to help customers be more efficient with how they consume IBM Power in Skytap. Let’s take a peek at what’s new:

Combining DevOps with Agile Development

This is the first in a 4-part blog series on the topic of DevOps, Agile, and hybrid cloud.​ Organizations can accelerate the pace of software development, deployment, and innovation by combining DevOps with a hybrid cloud architecture and embracing Agile development methodologies. The State of DevOps DevOps describes the working relationship between software development and

Skytap Virtual Labs Fuel IBM Fast Start

Recently, Skytap’s virtual lab capabilities were the center point of IBM’s Fast Start summit. Held in three locations, IBM Fast Start is a global cloud summit drawing more than 8,000 attendees. At Fast Start, IBM employees and partners spend a week learning about developments in the ever-growing IBM Cloud product suite. Scale of Operations IBM

A Special Invitation for New Customers

Covid-19 has significantly impacted every part of daily life – from the way our children learn, our communities remain connected, to how business continues to operate. Skytap is proud to have served companies of all sizes and industries for over a decade. The world is now changing in ways we couldn’t have imagined, and as circumstances

Skytap wins 2020 IBM Cloud Embed Excellence Award

We are very proud to announce that Skytap won the IBM Cloud, Data & AI award for Embed Excellence — during the first-ever virtual IBM Think conference on May 5, 2020. IBM’s Cloud, Data & AI Excellence awards recognize the stellar performance of IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated excellence and drive exceptional client experiences and business

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