Evaluating Application Modernization Solutions: Part III (Conclusion)

In this final chapter of our three-part series, Sumit Mehrotra shows how Skytap provides the configuration, consistency, collaboration, and control necessary for application modernization initiatives—including microservices and containerization. Learn how this 4Cs framework can help you modernize your complete product lifecycle to ensure that quality code and speed are consistently delivered with each release. Make sure

Test Automation Reigns Supreme Next Week at STAREAST

Skytap is gearing up for next week’s STAREAST conference, and after looking closely at the week’s packed schedule of keynotes, tutorials, and concurrent session, it appears that “automation” is going to be one of the week’s dominating topics. And this won’t be the first time. We’ve attended and covered this show from a journalistic perspective

Evaluating Application Modernization Solutions: Part II

Last week, we shared Part I of our three-part presentation, “Evaluating Application Modernization Solutions.” In this chapter, Skytap’s Sumit Mehrotra details how on-demand access to production-grade dev/test environments eliminates contention and costs associated with provisioning wait times, and enables teams to maintain configuration, consistency, collaboration, and control inside continuous integration.   Be sure and visit

Evaluating Application Modernization Solutions: Part I

As enterprises continue to move their existing, traditional applications to the cloud, Skytap has helped smooth this migration by enabling our customers to quickly and easily collaborate around cloud-based development and test environments. By giving teams the ability to provision complex environments on-demand and with one-click access—all while giving IT full control and visibility into

Baking Quality into Virtual Training [Podcast]

We talk all the time about the real cost of poor quality software making it to production, but what about the equally negative impact that poor quality can have in the delivery of virtual training? EnCompass senior instructional technology specialist, Nina Talley, sat down with us to share some actions that can—and should—be taken before your

Guest Post: Python Module for Skytap API

Our customers build some pretty amazing things, and we love promoting the work they do—especially when it’s open-source so that it can be used and made even better by others! Check out the Python module that Fulcrum Technologies uses to automate a variety of tasks around environment management and to monitor their Skytap consumption. The

On-demand Webinar: DevOps: An “El Niño” for Software Testing

This full version of this article originally appeared on the Parasoft blog and was written by Cynthia Dunlop.  DevOps adoption across the enterprise is rising as rapidly as Northern California’s reservoirs after El Niño’s “March Miracle.” With DevOps, the constant deluge of new functionality undeniably creates a torrential disruption to traditional testing. Many teams are barely

All Onboard: Learn at the new Skytap Academy!

This week, Skytap’s help and documentation team launched Skytap Academy—a new site with free courses that teach you how to build, use, and manage virtual environments in Skytap. Each new training course contains a series of short, 3-to-5 minute videos, along with exercises and links to more detailed supporting documentation from our help and documentation site.

Solving Change Constraints with Cloned Environments

One of the constraints of conventional cloud infrastructure offerings is the requirement to develop within a predefined library of templates. For net-new development, this is not the set of handcuffs that it can be for migration of existing platforms to a cloud offering. However, for businesses trying to modernize atop existing product suites, this can be

“Testing Agility in the Cloud” Featured in LogiGear Magazine

Skytap Sr. Director of Product Management, Sumit Mehrotra, presented his session, “Faster, Higher, Stronger – Achieving Olympian Aspirations of Agile Testing with the Cloud” at the 2015 STeP-IN Summit in Bangalore, India, and when it was all said and done—he took home the award for “Best Technical Track Speaker.” We’ll be releasing a video of Sumit’s

2016 Predictions Include Warming up to DevOps ICEbergs

“This will be a year of glacial change in app development…what I’m talking about is an increased ability to compartmentalize even some monolithic systems so software delivery can move forward.” – Jason English, Skytap Galactic Head, Product Marketing Our own Jason English was invited to contribute to VMblog’s Virtualization and Cloud Prediction Series, and he’s

LogiGear Provides Early Look at Better Test Design & Skytap Partnership

Skytap thrives on partnering with our friends in the software development and testing community who share a passion for both disrupting and modernizing software delivery. Last week at STARWEST, I got to learn about the incredible team at LogiGear, how they’re tackling one of the biggest challenges in software testing today, and why the new

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