Skytap Customer, Cushman & Wakefield, Invited to Speak at Interop New York

SEATTLE, Wash. – Oct. 3, 2011Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that its customer Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate solutions firm, has been invited to discuss their successful cloud deployment using Skytap at this week’s Interop New York conference, taking place at the Javits Center on Oct. 3-7.

In addition, Skytap has been invited to share best practices for enterprise cloud success at multiple conferences in October, including Interop New York, StarWest and Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) TechNW conferences.

INTEROP NY: Real World Case Study – Cushman & Wakefield

Who: Dr. Craig Cuyar, Global CIO, Cushman & Wakefield

Leif Maiorini, Senior Managing Director of IT Strategy, Cushman & Wakefield

When: Mon., Oct. 3 at 11:25 a.m. ET

Where: Room 1E11, Javits Center, New York, NY

Description: In this case study session, Cushman & Wakefield will discuss their transformation efforts and share the business benefits and challenges associated with the use of cloud platforms.

INTEROP NY: Under the Covers – Skytap

Who: Brett Goodwin, Skytap

When: Tues., Oct. 4 at 2:35 p.m. ET

Where: Room 1E11, Javits Center, New York, NY

Description: In this session, Skytap will address conference attendees’ shortlist of questions on enterprise cloud challenges, hybrid cloud architecture, deployment best practices, pricing, SLAs, and data center locations.

STARWEST – Cloud Computing: Powering the Future of Testing

Who: Sundar Raghavan, Skytap

When: Wed., Oct. 5 at 11:30 a.m. PT

Where: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA

Description: Skytap will demonstrate how the cloud model empowers development teams with tremendous agility and flexibility to manage complex application testing scenarios. Based on expertise gathered from working with leading innovators including Google and Cushman & Wakefield, Skytap will show how cloud solutions deliver significant reductions in the cost and complexity of dev/test environments.

STARWEST – Cloud Development and Test Boot Camp

Who: Sundar Raghavan, Skytap

When: Thur., Oct. 6 from 9:45 a.m. PT

Where: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA

Description: Skytap will conduct a hands-on workshop on cloud application development and test. The mini boot camp will teach attendees how to move existing applications to the cloud without code or architectural changes. It will also demonstrate how a development and test team can collaborate on production-like virtual data centers to resolve complex bugs.

WTIA TechNW: Cloud Panel

Who: Brett Goodwin, Skytap

Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research at

Mitch Hill, CEO at Opscode

Jeff Barr, Senior Manager of Cloud Computing Solutions at Amazon

When: Tues., Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m. PT

Where: Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Description: As the promise of cloud computing has grown so has its scope. In a still-evolving state, the infrastructure of the cloud-computing transition is being built by both startups and big name companies based in the Pacific NW. During TechNW’s cloud panel, attendees will hear from both public and private company thought leaders on their projections of where cloud computing is headed.

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