Rational Tools now available on Skytap for IBMi customers

IBM i customers on Skytap who run development and test workloads or those who require compilers for their applications when moving to Skytap can now license the Rational Development Tools package self-service from the Skytap Hardware Settings page, Licensing section. Clicking on the Edit icon, users can now specify how many users they’d like to

Cloud Taxonomy for Non-Production Use Cases for the Cloud

The following use cases are potential ways to use the cloud for non-production use cases. The key is to deliver “quickly” the infrastructure needed to perform a specific need or task. Waiting weeks for infrastructure delivery should be considered an “anti-pattern” since the cumulative time of waiting over the course of a project would be
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Application Modernization from an Operations Perspective

Bimodal, or multi-speed, IT is a recognition that software delivery in larger businesses is happening at different rates. It’s a description of the state of the world in which businesses recognize the fact that newer, more modern software is being delivered faster, and that older, more traditional software is being delivered more slowly. When people

Modern Accountability in Multi-Cloud Management

Enterprises aren’t just adopting cloud at an accelerated rate, recent surveys have shown that multi-cloud adoption is becoming the new standard. With no one-size-fits-all cloud provider in the market, and each vendor becoming increasingly known for a single or set of unique strengths, it makes sense that multi-cloud approaches are taking off. Skytap CTO, Brad Schick,

Compelling Reasons for IT to Improve Efficiency through DevOps

If IT is measured by operational efficiency, and changing business demands are too much for existing infrastructure and systems to support, how does IT go from maintaining those systems to modernizing them with digital transformations? For many, a DevOps culture and practices—combined with cloud technologies—is the key to getting there, but a lack of one clear path to

Despite Tales of Massive Container Adoption, DockerCon Left Questions Unanswered

“There is widespread confusion about virtual machines versus containers, as well as what containers can realistically do for legacy applications…” – Yaron Haviv, Founder & CTO, iguazio Systems Ltd. Yaron Haviv sat down for an interview with the Cube/Silicon Angle at DockerCon 2017, and in that chat, Yeron spoke candidly about what is on a

Container Management and Enterprise Adoption Go Big at DockerCon17

Skytap is headed to DockerCon in Austin, Texas next week, and we wanted to share some of the places where you can check out Skytap’s powerful new container management offering, how you can register for our “Docker, DevOps, and Reality” panel and cocktail party, and some of the week’s incredible sessions that we’re most looking
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Skytap Details Key to Enterprise Cloud Adoption at IBM InterConnect

Skytap had a huge presence around IBM InterConnect this year. From our booth in the expo, to the party we threw with IBM at The House of Blues, it was great to talk with so many attendees about changing business needs, expectations, and the major challenges in software delivery today. One challenge that we heard

The Culture, Trust, and Technology Needed for DevOps Success

In “Strategies to Build Trust in DevOps,” Skytap VP of Operations, Paul Farrall, Paul shares some of his experience in the early days of DevOps initiatives and what’s required to give teams the best chance for success in their efforts. I love that Paul is willing to point out that his first attempt a DevOps

New Skytap DevOps eBook Now Available

Skytap is made up of passionate software development and delivery professionals that have helped transform products and processes within numerous industries across the globe. We spent the last year collecting and sharing their stories, advice, and recommended best practices here on the Skytap blog, and have now curated them into our first DevOps eBook. In

Application Modernization: Why Now and How

It finally happens: your doctor tells you to get off that comfy couch and start exercising. You decide on your weapon of choice: running. After all, how hard can it be to run? At first, it is brutal and slow—small surges of ponderous running followed by long recovery times. Your form is inefficient; your speed

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