Skytap Receives 2023 Backup and Disaster Recovery Award from Cloud Computing Magazine

Seattle, Wash. – January 18, 2024 — Skytap, the industry-leading service to run traditional IBM Power and x86 workloads natively in the cloud, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Skytap as a 2023 Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award winner, presented by TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine.

The Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award recognizes technologies and vendors that have built cloud solutions that empower businesses small or large to remain active and productive under even the most challenging conditions, minimizing lost business opportunities.

“Recognizing excellence in the advancement of cloud computing technologies, Cloud Computing magazine is proud to announce Skytap as a recipient of the Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Skytap is being honored for its achievement in bringing innovation to the market, while leveraging the latest technology trends.”  

Skytap’s business accelerated throughout 2023 due to growing enterprise demand for running specialized workloads in the public cloud. This accelerated interest is expected to continue as Gartner predicts that by 2027, more than 70% of enterprises will use industry cloud platforms to accelerate their business initiatives, up from less than 15% in 2023. Further, Gartner notes among five segments of public cloud services end-user spending, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is forecast to experience the highest end-user spending growth in 2024 at 26.6%.

“We’re honored to receive the Backup and Disaster Recovery Award from Cloud Computing Magazine,” stated Skytap SVP of Sales and Marketing Lee Jiles. “Business continuity and disaster recovery for business-critical applications is imperative and Skytap offers both peace of mind and a practical means to maintain business operations amidst unforeseen events or circumstances.”

Now, more than ever, business users and customers have high expectations for system reliability and availability. Skytap was recognized for success helping enterprises gain peace of mind with cloud-based Disaster Recovery (DR) and High Availability (HA) for applications running on IBM Power hardware. This includes cold and warm off-site recovery for applications running on IBM i (AS/400), AIX, and Linux on Power platforms within the data center, as well as across Skytap’s geographic regions.

Once workloads are running in Skytap, core cloud infrastructure capabilities including capacity on-demand, self-service provisioning, and high availability make applications more broadly available, scalable, and resilient to unplanned downtime. Skytap is available in eight Azure regions worldwide and seven IBM Cloud regions with planned expansion in 2024.

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 specialized 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.

About Cloud Computing Magazine

Cloud Computing magazine is the industry’s definitive source for all things cloud – from public, community, hybrid and private cloud to security and business continuity, and everything in between. This online magazine published by TMC assesses the most important developments in cloud computing not only as they relate to IT, but to the business landscape as a whole. For more information about TMC, visit

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