NetworkWorld Names Skytap’s Continuous Integration Plugin for Jenkins as Product of the Week

NetworkWorld has named Skytap’s Continuous Integration Plugin for Jenkins among its Products of the Week for October 28, 2013. Skytap Cloud is purpose-built to help dev/test teams adopt agile methodologies. Jenkins, by utilizing the Skytap for Jenkins CI Plugin, can integrate the build up, tear down, state save, and sharing of multi-VM, multi-tiered complex computing

The Challenges and Rewards of DevOps and Agile Integration

​On the heels of our recent white paper: Accelerate Software Development with DevOps and Hybrid Cloud, I’ve written a bit on the subject of DevOps, Agile, and hybrid cloud. While integrating software development, QA, and IT Operations enables increased visibility and accelerated software development and deployment, implementing DevOps only serves as a strong first step

Join Skytap CTO Brad Schick at DatacenterDynamics Converged 2013

On Thursday, September 12, Skytap CTO and VP of Engineering, Brad Schick, will be speaking at the DatacenterDynamics Conference in Bellevue. The conference is the world’s largest peer-led data center conference and expo​, and offers attendees the chance to learn the latest strategies and best practices from leading end users and cloud-scale data center operators.

With Cloud Computing, Every Minute Counts

Benjamin Franklin coined the enduring phrase ‘Time is money.’ That was more than 2 centuries ago and it is particularly apt when describing cloud computing today. A defining characteristic of cloud computing—whether public, private, or hybrid—is its self-service nature. Computing resources are delivered on demand and end users pay based on their consumption levels, which

The Skytap Automation Pack for Rational Team Concert

Today we announced the availability of the Skytap Automation Pack for Rational Team Concert. The Skytap Automation Pack has passed the Ready for Rational validation requirements providing assurance that the Skytap Automation Pack is engineered to fit smoothly into Rational Team Concert environments. This integration between Skytap Cloud and Rational Team Concert enables IT operations

IBM Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit

IBM Innovate 2013 runs next week from June 2 through 6 in Orlando. Join Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, The Lean Startup author Eric Ries, and TV producer and tech host Katie Linendoll to learn how you can stay ahead in: The major trends revolutionizing system and software delivery across the DevOps lifecycle: Cloud, Mobile, Social,

Dev/Test: A 5-Step Process for Tuning out the Cloud Hype

Over the past few years it would have been hard to miss the slow and systematic outsourcing of certain parts of corporate IT. The primary solution has been cloud computing—which, of course, means the market is flush with cloud providers—and a lot of hype. With so many options to choose from, it becomes even more

WEBINAR Cloud-enabled ALM: CI and Automated Testing

Join us Tuesday, May 28, at 11:00 am PT (2:00 pm ET) for Cloud Enabled ALM: Continuous Integration & Automated Testing. Enterprises today are looking for ways to accelerate their rate of innovation, increase revenues, and lower the costs of software development and delivery. Agile development and testing methodologies are increasingly being adopted as a

Q & A at STAREAST in Florida

The Skytap team had a great time in Orlando this past week at STAREAST. We had a chance to meet and speak with hundreds of professionals about software testing, tools, and technology. Over the two-day EXPO, we talked a lot about how Skytap helps with testing and application lifecycle management. Here are highlights from two

White Paper: Skytap Automation Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio TFS

Our newest white paper outlines how the Skytap Automation Pack for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server provides the integration between VS-TFS and Skytap Cloud. This integration enables development and test teams to use the same skills, workflows, and processes they already use with MS-TFS, while reaping the benefits that Skytap Cloud provides—provisioning complex environments, fast

Channel 9: ALM Summit Presentation on Agile Testing

On January 31, I visited the ALM Summit and participated in the Agile Testing presentation given by Anutthara Bharadwaj. Her presentation addressed how Agile testing is becoming mainstream in software development across organizations of varying nature—and what happens when organizations with large nested teams; compliance and regulatory needs; multiple release cadences; and complex multi-tiered applications

Achieve Agility Throughout the Development Lifecycle

Agile development is a goal that almost every development team shoots for these days. The more efficiently a team can deliver a product, the faster customers can gain access to it—and the faster the organization can generate revenue. But Agile development doesn’t just mean developers coding things faster. Every link along the delivery chain has