[Webinar]: Continuous Integration with Skytap and Jenkins

One of the biggest challenges development and test teams face today is environment management for continuous integration purposes. Deploying, maintaining, and refreshing development environments for complex multi-tiered applications is a time-consuming and laborious process. The Skytap CI plugin for Jenkins provides developers and testers with an end-to-end solution to accelerate agile software development. By utilizing

The Expectations of the Enterprise 2.0: An Interview with Matt McIlwain

Madrona Venture Group’s Matt McIlwain discusses what the enterprise 2.0 means, and what brought us to this point in software development. Learn how BYOD policies, empowerment, and other innovative strategies all contribute to the apps we can’t live without. Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking Matt McIlwain who is

2014 Enterprise Software and Application Predictions

The best part about waiting until the last minute to post your tech predictions for the coming year isn’t so that you can copy what your favorite software pundits are clamoring for, it’s so you can validate your list as being necessary, and a true beacon amidst the countless other lists that are being posted

How Skytap’s Customers Used the Cloud in 2013

Between the keynotes, the track sessions, and the conversations on the expo floor, Amazon AWS re:Invent 2013 was a ton of information to take in over the course of a couple of days. Amidst all the goings-on, we got the opportunity to sit down with three of Skytap’s customers to learn a little more about

Easier Scaling in the Cloud: An Interview with Ryan Carey

DataXu software engineer Ryan Carey sits down to explain how moving his company’s dev/test environments to the cloud enabled his company to scale at the speed they needed by using on-demand resources. Noel Wurst: Hello. My name is Noel Wurst. I am with Skytap. Today I am sitting here with Ryan Carey from DataXu. DataXu

Your Move to the Cloud: An Interview with Fulcrum Technologies’ Paul Haury

Fulcrum Technologies IT Director Paul Haury sits down with Noel Wurst to explain what made Fulcrum look to the cloud to alleviate the pain points they were experiencing in the field of enterprise asset management. Learn how Fulcrum’s dev/test teams in particular were able to do their job faster, and at a higher quality after

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

How DevOps Helps Move Your Automated Testing to the Cloud

I recently had an article published on Techwell.com entitled: How DevOps Helps Move Your Automated Testing to the Cloud. The subject of development and testing in the cloud is highly relevant to today’s enterprises. Leading software companies are discovering that leveraging the cloud for development allows teams to quickly spin up multiple development stacks and

STARWEST: Be a Testing Rock Star

Next week in Anaheim, the Skytap team will be attending STARWEST as a proud gold sponsor. STARWEST is the premier event for software testers and quality assurance professionals—covering all your testing needs with 100+ learning and networking opportunities. The conference includes: Keynotes featuring recognized thought leaders In-depth half- and full-day tutorials Conference sessions covering major

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

Ask a Skytap Engineer: Ian Bone

For this edition of the ‘Ask a Skytap Engineer’ series, I spoke with Ian Bone, an engineer on Skytap’s networking team. Ian’s been all over the stack at a variety of large and small employers, and he really dislikes doing work that computers can do for him. In his spare time, Ian bikes, dances, does

A Look at the Expert Predictions for VMworld 2013

It’s never too early to start planning for VMworld. The Skytap team is always excited to attend an event where so many great companies are emerging with great products. The energy, enthusiasm, and spirit of innovation and learning over the 5-day event is off the charts. It’s definitely our kind of scene. As we’re all

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