Skytap to Present Software Dev/Test Environments for DevOps Acceleration at CA World ’15

SEATTLE, Wash. – November 10, 2015 – Skytap, Inc., the innovator of on-demand development and test Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS) today announces that they will be presenting cloud-based services leveraging release automation capabilities from CA Technologies during CA World ’15, November 17-20, 2015, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Skytap services help to eliminate constraints from the software development life cycle, and accelerate the adoption of DevOps practices.

The combination of CA’s application delivery capabilities and Skytap Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS) can eliminate technology constraints to establishing successful DevOps practices in enterprise software development.

“Even larger, distributed organizations can attain more agile, continuous delivery when teams are able to work on software development and testing in parallel,” said Aruna Ravichandran, Vice President, DevOps Products and Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies. “CA Release Automation helps instantly provision and configure Skytap environments directly within a deployment workflow, eliminating costly wait time and errors associated with manual processes.”

Skytap EaaS and CA Application Delivery solutions combine on-demand, secure cloud dev/test environments that can be rapidly imported, cloned, launched and shared; with a complete set of management, deployment automation and virtualization products that increase software throughput at scale.

For instance, here’s how the CA Release Automation (RA) solution on Skytap works: CA’s technology directly calls up “golden template” architectures in Skytap upon code check in for deployment into complete, fully networked environments that can be used by dev/test teams at each phase gate in the delivery lifecycle. That process executes in seconds or minutes, without any manual configuration or wait time required to set up or tear down labs.

When used together, CA Release Automation can operate and invoke Skytap environments via the CA Release Automation for Skytap Action Pack, control access easily on a team or project basis for testing and validation steps, and populate labs with VMs, virtual services and data assets so they are ready to run for dev/test teams to pass each stage gate in the SDLC without delay.

“Together, CA and Skytap solutions can turn DevOps initiatives into ongoing, sustainable practices, as measurable results are delivered to the business at every stage of software delivery,” said Wayne Monk, VP of Alliances and Business Development at Skytap. “The benefits include delivery of more features to production, better software quality, less time spent on waiting and rework, and more efficient use of investments in application development and IT operations.”

CA World delegates can interact with Skytap in the Continuous Delivery Meetup area to discuss their software delivery challenges, and visit the CA Release Automation area to get a demonstration of the solutions in action. Skytap galactic head of product marketing and co-author of the CA Press book “Service Virtualization: Reality is Overrated” Jason English will also be on hand to join the DevOps roundtable session “Integration Panel: Differentiate Yourself with Continuous Delivery—Solutions that Matter” at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, in room Lagoon B.

Read more about the combined solutions and watch the product demonstration and webinar archives on Skytap’s site at

About Skytap, Inc.

Skytap provides Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS) to transform the software development lifecycle and help customers deliver better software, faster. Today’s enterprise is challenged to continuously deliver new customer-facing applications, while overcoming increasing change and complexity in IT infrastructures. Our customers use Skytap to manage, share, deploy and decommission on-demand environments that contain everything needed to collaborate at each phase of the SDLC, without unnecessary costs and project delays due to manual configuration and dependencies. Enterprise IT organizations maintain full visibility and cost control, while allowing dev and test teams to self-provision labs and share complex environments with ease, for a lasting boost to agile DevOps initiatives. To try Skytap and learn more, visit

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