Skytap Expands Reach in Canadian Market through Partnership with Softworx

Tina Aarsvold

Seattle, WA – August 27, 2014Skytap, the leading provider of on-demand Environments as a Service, today announced a partnership with Softworx, a well-known provider of application lifecycle management (ALM) tools for the largest companies and government agencies in Canada. As the latest member to join the Skytap Tap In Partner Program Softworx will enable customers to tap into Skytap’s on-demand environments to speed application development initiatives. Softworx is Skytap’s first business partner headquartered in Canada, and will play a key role in their expansion into this growing market.

Skytap provides cloud-based software development and test environments to help enterprises build, test and release better software in less time. To gain a competitive advantage, dev/test teams must eliminate the inefficiencies and constraints within the software development lifecycle. However, enterprises often lack the internal infrastructure necessary to overcome these obstacles. To address these challenges, Skytap provides complete, on-demand environments that remove the biggest constraints hindering dev/test teams.

“We are thrilled to partner with Softworx to address the market opportunity in Canada,” said Wayne Monk, vice president of business development and alliances of Skytap. “Pairing Softworx’s expertise in ALM with Skytap’s on-demand development and testing environments gives Canadian customers a highly skilled local resource and a significant advantage in achieving their business goals.”

The Skytap Tap In Partner Program provides partners with substantial benefits to make the necessary investments to build innovative cloud service offerings powered by Skytap plus reward them for marketing, selling, and supporting the Skytap Cloud service. The Tap In Partner Program provides rewarding margins, marketing development funds, joint sales assistance, sales and technical enablement, and marketing support to increase awareness and demand of partner offerings powered by the Skytap Cloud service.

“Our customers rely on us to bring them solutions that improve the productivity of their development and test teams and accelerate their software development lifecycles,” said Robert Ashall, Partner for Softworx. “With Skytap, we’re able to extend our current Dev/Test solutions and offer enterprises an innovative service for development and test which allows them to instantly eliminate inefficiencies in their SDLC and overcome IT infrastructure resource constraints.”

To learn more about this partnership, or find more information detailing the Skytap Tap In Partner Program, please visit http://www.skytap.com/company/partners/business-partners.

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About Softworx

Softworx provides a suite of dev/test solutions from best-in-class vendors to help organizations optimize and automate their application development and delivery. Their solution set includes dev/test environments in the cloud, development testing, service virtualization, SOA/API testing, embedded development, open source management and test data management. These solutions benefit organizations by dramatically improving the overall management of their application development, accelerating their throughput, reducing time and costs, and releasing higher quality software. Softworx’s customer list includes the largest companies and government agencies in Canada. Softworx has been focused on software development and delivery since 2002. It is a privately held Canadian company based in Toronto, Ontario.www.softworx.ca.