Collaborate Better on a Global Scale


Collaboration is difficult when your teams are diverse and spread around the globe. Skytap’s feature set is designed to make it easier for teams to work together, whether they are in the same building, in the same country, or scattered around the world.

Copy to Region


Skytap’s Environments-as-a-Service approach allows for entire environments to be copied from one Skytap Region to another with a single command. The complexity of the environment, including the virtual machines (VMs), networks, applications, data, and connectivity to on-premises are replicated in the destination region with zero configuration drift. This approach:

  • Enables follow-the-sun development and testing
  • Prevents configuration drift between environments
  • Ensures the lowest latency possible
  • Decreases or eliminates the need to write and maintain infrastructure-as-code manifests and recipes

Sharing Portals


Skytap’s Sharing Portals enable environment owners to give revocable access to an environment or a subset of an environment with a simple URL, and provide:

  • One-click access using only HTML5 libraries
  • Multiple concurrent users on the same VM host and OS session using the Skytap over-the-shoulder view
  • Remote employee, consultant, and vendor use without having access to the corporate network
  • A mix of view-only, interactive guest OS access, and full control (including power state changes), from a single URL
  • Secure access using a password, single sign-on, or IP whitelisting
  • Configurable access for certain times of day, up until a given date and time or for a limited number of hours

Projects


A non-administrator user in Skytap only has access to the resources that he or she has created in addition to public templates and assets provided directly by Skytap. Roles-based access controls for Projects provide flexibility in sharing resources by enabling:

  • Quick sharing of Skytap Templates, Environments, and Assets with other users or groups of users
  • Multiple roles with cascading permissions (viewer, participant, editor, manager, owner) that govern what a project member may do with each resource

Choice of Access


Skytap Environment owners can provide access to colleagues and partners using their preferred tools and methodologies by making use of:

  • SmartRDP – Enable RDP access without the need to open any ports
  • Published Services (including RDP, SSH, SFTP, SCP, etc.) – Map any VM’s port to a randomly selected, high-value port number
  • Public IP – Expose any VM to the public Internet
  • API tokens – Share programmatic access to environments and VMs