Skytap Hires Nutanix, HPE & Cisco Tech Veteran Rahul Tripathi as Chief Product and Technology Officer

Seattle, Wash – December 8, 2022 – Skytap, the industry-leading service to run traditional IBM Power and x86 workloads natively in the cloud, today announced the appointment of Rahul Tripathi as Chief Product and Technology Officer to lead the company’s Product and Engineering teams. Tripathi joins Skytap during a period of significant growth and will be instrumental in leading product vision as the company enables enterprises to unlock cloud scalability, agility and value-added cloud native services for traditional workloads.

Prior to joining Skytap, Tripathi was the CTO and General Manager of Services and Solutions Engineering at Nutanix. Before Nutanix, Tripathi was VP of Product Management and Engineering at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, transforming a $1B IT Operations Management (ITOM) Software and SaaS portfolio. He also worked at Cisco for over a decade, where he brought the first cloud router and virtualization-enabled branch servers to market.

“Rahul has over 25 years of IT industry experience building innovative products and scaling high-impact technology organizations,” said Brad Schick, CEO at Skytap. “His leadership and deep experience with IaaS will help Skytap meet the growing demand for running business-critical IBM i, AIX and Linux on Power applications in the cloud. Rahul’s strategic depth will be invaluable as we expand to new opportunities.”

“The customer challenge of trying to operationalize traditional enterprise workloads in the public cloud is very real, and Skytap’s technology stack leverages a winning combination of modern and traditional architecture,” said Tripathi. “I was impressed by Skytap’s executive and board leadership and excited to apply my experience in driving customer solutions, building market-leading products and guiding product-led growth.”

Skytap’s business has accelerated through 2022 and Tripathi will help the company continue that expansion. Customers using Skytap to migrate and run IBM Power and x86 workloads in Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud, without the risk and complexity of replatforming, have grown dramatically in 2022. Skytap is now in eight Azure regions and seven IBM regions worldwide. Skytap was recently named to the Microsoft Global Independent Software Vendor (GISV) Program and certified by SAP for Cloud and Infrastructure Operations. Skytap is also used by hundreds of enterprises worldwide to run virtual labs for training, sales demos and POCs.

About Skytap

Skytap is a cloud service purpose-built to natively run traditional systems in Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. As the leading cloud service to support AIX, IBM i and Linux on IBM Power together with x86, Skytap makes it easy to evolve traditional workloads by rapidly migrating them to the cloud. Enterprises around the world like IBM, Honeywell, CA Technologies and Okta use Skytap for production workloads, disaster recovery, virtual labs for training, sales demos and POCs, and application development. Skytap’s cloud environment simplifies management, reduces IT costs, speeds up application development and allows organizations of all sizes to modernize at the pace of their business.

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