Skytap Execs Invited to Speak At Leading Technology Conferences

Seattle, Wash. – February 9, 2012– Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that it will be sponsoring, speaking and exhibiting at several industry events in February and March, including SQL Relay, Cloud Connect, Camp IT, Data Center World and EclipseCon.

Greater Midwest SQL Relay

What: Accelerate Development Efforts by Leveraging Cloud

When: Sat., Feb. 11 at 9:45 a.m. CT

Where: 622 Emerson Road, St. Louis, MO

Who: George Stamos, cloud solutions architect, Skytap

Chad Steinmetz, central region territory account manager, Skytap

Session Description: In this session, attendees will learn how a cloud-based infrastructure can dramatically accelerate software development and test cycles. In this session, attendees will learn how to create functional virtual environments within minutes, run and adjust applications in the cloud without complicated changes, and how to collaborate with teams across continents with a simple web interface. Attendees will also learn how to build out complex virtual datacenters, establish a secure VPN connection and snapshot entire cloud environments instantly. Attendees will leave this session armed with new ideas and tactics to enhance their company’s development and test efforts.

In addition to the above presentation, Skytap can be found on the conference floor for a product overview and a more in-depth product demo.

Cloud Connect Cloud Expo

When: Feb. 14 – 15, 2012

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Booth #518

What: Skytap will be offering live demos of their self-service hybrid cloud solution on the Cloud Connect exhibitor floor. Conference attendees are encouraged to visit booth #518 for a product demonstration from one of Skytap’s cloud computing executives.

Camp IT: Cloud Computing Strategies

What: How to Build and Integrate a Pragmatic and Effective Cloud

When: Thurs., Mar. 15, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT

Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois

Who: Brett Goodwin, vice president of marketing and business development, Skytap

Session Description: After spending much time debating on a cloud computing strategy, the time comes when an enterprise company has to begin implementing said strategy. In this vendor-neutral session, attendees will learn how to plan, design, deliver, and optimize a responsible, reliable, and mission-critical cloud. In addition, the presenter will explain how to integrate your cloud solution with existing architecture, leverage current architectural resources, and determine what additional resources are needed. Finally, attendees will learn how to leverage their chosen cloud solution to deliver CapEx, OpEx, margin and competitive benefits for their business.

Data Center World Expo

When: March 18 – 22, 2012

Where: Mirage Hotel and Event Center, Las Vegas, Booth #1230

What: Cloud computing experts from Skytap will be on hand at booth #1230 to provide Data Center World attendees with a hands-on product demo and overview of their hybrid cloud solution.


What: Cloud-Enabled Development: Putting the Agile into the Infrastructure

When: Tues., Mar. 27 at 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. ET

Where: Lake Anne Room, Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA

Who: Brian White, vice president of products, Skytap

Session Description: Software development teams are constantly striving for improved efficiency and effectiveness. However, outdated IT infrastructure often holds them back as they struggle with low-powered servers, difficult-to-scale static environments, and a slow IT provisioning and change processes. Today, software leaders at Calypso, Centric Group, Serena Software, and others are finding that cloud computing has revolutionized the way they build, test, and deploy software, with most users reporting benefits of 75% faster development cycles and 70% lower operating costs. This session will provide specifics on how to match a cloud computing model with a specific workload, and how the use of cloud computing supports agile development practices.

Skytap also invites EclipseCon attendees to stop by booth #1 on the expo floor for a product demo and overview.

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