AIX On-demand Instances

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

Can’t Miss List for IBM InterConnect 2017

IBM InterConnect is right around the corner, and for those of you lucky enough to attend, how do you decide which of the week’s 2,000+(!) sessions and activities to take part in? We’ve scoured the entire agenda and picked out some of the events that we’re most excited about in hopes of helping you build out

Introducing the only Cloud for AIX

In our three-part series on AIX’s role in the tech world today, we’ve covered how AIX is still a pillar in the enterprise, and where organizations often struggle with providing complete test coverage across AIX dependencies. Today we conclude our series with the announcement of the first and only cloud solution that enables IT to

The Benefits—and Challenges—of AIX Dependencies

This is Part Two of a three-part series; click here for Part Three or click here to go back and read Part One to get you up to speed. In our previous installment in this series, “IBM AIX Is Still a Pillar in the Enterprise,” we wrote about how even though cloud-native applications tend to grab a majority of

Eliminating the Confusion around Oracle Licensing in the Cloud

Skytap has partnered with House of Brick Technologies to help educate our customers around Oracle licensing in the cloud and to ensure that they’re not only compliant but also that they’re only paying for items that, in fact, require licensing. We recently released a new white paper that we highly recommend to anyone with an Oracle

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

Delivering Speed & Agility in Virtual Training: The Skytap Podcast

We recently attended DevLearn 2016 and had the opportunity to interview a handful of the show’s most engaging speakers and we’re featuring two of them on this week’s episode of The Skytap Podcast. While many sessions at the show focused on new breakthroughs in wearables and virtual reality, we were really impressed by those that

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

Upcoming DevOps Executive Summits to Showcase Powerful New Initiative

Skytap participates in a number of events around the globe each year, but none are perhaps more well-received than our roadshow-style summits where we get the chance to collaborate with leaders in the software development, testing, and IT operations communities. We’re about to kick-off a new series, our DevOps Executive Summits, and we’re expanding them

Calculating the TCO of Testing Environment Migration

The ability to continuously deliver new customer-facing applications and services can mean the difference between sinking or swimming in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Because companies want software delivered faster, they split developers into smaller, more agile teams so they can work in parallel. But when distributed teams have to share the same development and testing

Continuous Delivery of Fully Functional Environments at Skytap (Part 2)

Robust DevOps practice necessitates modular and automatic construction of software and infrastructure. At Skytap, we leverage our own customer-facing services to construct a delivery pipeline that allows engineers in operations, test, and development to collaborate at every point of the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC). We ultimately deliver working clones of our production environment that can

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