Skytap CEO: “Let’s Build a Successful Business” as Enterprises Begin Shift to the Cloud

  ​Rachel Lerman at the Puget Sound Business Journal recently sat down with our CEO, Thor Culverhouse, to discuss the current shift of enterprise software to the cloud, and how this is setting up Skytap for “massive growth”—her words, not ours—but we’ll take it! Thor provided Rachel with the areas that our business has grown,

The Collegiate Cloud: An Interview with Ferris State University’s Amy Buse

Ferris State University (FSU) is an accredited state university located in Big Rapids, Michigan, offering multiple computing degree plans within its Business/Technology Consortium. The college serves more than 14,000 on- and off-campus students in the region. I had the opportunity to sit down with Ferris State Professor Amy Buse to learn more about how the

Upcoming Webinar: Creating Complete Test Environments in the Cloud

A top focus for application development today is on acceleration, but faster is not always better. The bigger challenge is to improve the speed and quality of software releases. By utilizing virtualization technology in the SDLC, specifically service virtualization and virtual dev/test labs, companies can increase test coverage in less time and ultimately produce better

Skytap’s new Copy-to-Region lets your SDLC “Follow the Moon”

For the past few years, the holy grail of enterprise IT is to have large scale global software development, testing and integration activities that “follow the sun.” So when your development team checks in and goes home in San Jose, CA, there’s a testing team just getting started in Bangalore, India. And when they check

Theresa Lanowitz Teases Enterprise DevTest Survey Results

At our recent Q3 Sales Kickoff, we were treated with a surprise session from Theresa Lanowitz, founder of technology industry analyst firm, voke. Regular visitors to our blog may recall an interview we did with Theresa back in February, where we discussed how the “next generation enterprise” is being fueled by “extreme automation.” What was so

Development and Test Cloud with Service Virtualization: Parts of a Complete Breakfast

​I recently heard from a customer who was curious if Skytap Cloud environments compete with a leading Service Virtualization solution I used to evangelize in a past life. Not at all – in fact the invention of Service Virtualization resolved some of the primary constraints to serious enterprise adoption of public dev/test cloud environments. We

Tap In Open Forum: What Is the Greatest Blocker to a Frictionless Enterprise?

  We’re launching the “Tap In Open Forum”: a new series of blog posts where we detail a current topic being discussed in the software development and testing community and invite you to participate in an open discussion with our best and brightest here at Skytap. Feel free to share your thoughts and we’ll do

Webinar On-Demand: The Software Virtualization Lifecycle

​A top focus for application development today is on acceleration, but faster is not always equal to better. The bigger challenge is to improve both the speed and quality of software releases.  Orasi, one of our close partners, recently presented a webinar titled, “Software Virtualization Technology. This webinar addressed combining service virtualization technology with cloud-based

Upcoming June Webinars

​We’ve got two webinars coming up in June that we wanted to take a minute to make you aware of. And while we encourage you to attend them live so that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, each will be made available on-demand after the fact so that you and

SAP Sapphire Recap: The Race to Simplify

Give credit to the organizers of SAP Sapphire, held last week in Orlando, Florida. I’d never attended this conference before, and was a little intimidated at the concept of navigating the one million square feet of the event space and choosing which of the 1,800+ sessions to attend. That is a staggering amount of information,

Using the Skytap Automation Pack for IBM UrbanCode Deploy

Skytap recently announced the availability of the Skytap Automation Pack for IBM UrbanCode Deploy. This plugin adds functionality into the IBM UrbanCode Deploy Application Process web UI to create and manipulate templates and configurations in Skytap Cloud. While the functionality is focused at enabling continuous delivery activities, the functionality is not solely limited to use

Guest Post: DataXu Releases Open Source Skytap Project

We wanted to take a minute to share a blog post, and some really cool news from one of our customers. Along with being ranked as the fifth fastest growing private company in the US (and the fastest in the advertising and marketing industry,) DataXu just released an open-sourced toolkit with the help of some

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