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

Don’t Let Your Hybrid Cloud Collapse Into a Black Hole

In this post, I will cover a topic, the PMTUD black hole, that can cause a particularly subtle set of issues in hybrid cloud-based environments where the cloud resources are connected to a corporate office or other datacenter via IPSec tunnels. PMTUD black holes basically cause certain (but not all) traffic to not make it

Join Skytap CTO Brad Schick at DatacenterDynamics Converged 2013

On Thursday, September 12, Skytap CTO and VP of Engineering, Brad Schick, will be speaking at the DatacenterDynamics Conference in Bellevue. The conference is the world’s largest peer-led data center conference and expo​, and offers attendees the chance to learn the latest strategies and best practices from leading end users and cloud-scale data center operators.

NetworkWorld Hot Product: Skytap Virtual Private PaaS with Cloud Foundry v2

​This week during VMworld we saw the best and brightest in virtualization and cloud computing descend on the city of San Francisco. It was a mix of IT technical professionals and IT business decision-makers from organizations of all sizes, representing a wide range of industries. On the first day of the conference, NetworkWorld released its

A New CEO’s Perspective on the Skytap Community

My name is Thor Culverhouse and on July 1 was appointed CEO of Skytap. While this is my first contribution to the Skytap Blog, I’m a regular reader and I’m anxious to learn more about the Skytap community. Skytap already has over 250 enterprise and mid-market customers, and the Skytap Blog is a helpful forum

Enterprise Application Evolution: Hybrid Apps and the Cloud

Join our chief technology officer, Brad Schick, for this upcoming webinar produced in conjunction with InformationWeek. Mr. Schick will discuss why the evolution of enterprise applications will be hybrid applications that will opportunistically take advantage of cloud-based services.​ More about the event Complex multi-tier enterprise applications that have been under development for decades assume reliable

Busted! 5 Cloud Computing Myths

The cloud hype cycle continues to swirl, and now that larger enterprises are wading in, the messages coming through can be pretty confusing. I work with a lot of companies moving development and test environments to the cloud in my job at Skytap, so I thought it might be fun to share a list of

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

Skytap Leadership at Upcoming Industry Events

In the coming months, Skytap leadership will be attending a number of industry events, including Agile 2013, VMworld, Camp IT, and STARWEST. The Skytap team will be providing live demonstrations of Skytap Cloud, including how our software is used by enterprise customers for development and testing, software demonstrations and evaluations, and virtual training environments. Agile

White Paper: Accelerate Software Development with DevOps and Hybrid Cloud

Our new whitepaper discusses the state of DevOps and hybrid cloud computing, as well as the business and technical advantages of combining DevOps with hybrid cloud architecture. The right cloud provider will enable enterprises to move workloads to a secure hybrid cloud, thereby creating a seamless and secure extension to existing internal IT infrastructure, resources,

Accelerate DevOps with Hybrid Cloud

​In my previous blog, Combining DevOps with Agile Development, I discussed the state of DevOps and the need to incorporate Agile Development—concluding that while DevOps and Agile development were a great fit, a hybrid cloud was the third piece of the puzzle to help the enterprise accelerate the pace of software development, deployment, and innovation.

Combining DevOps with Agile Development

This is the first in a 4-part blog series on the topic of DevOps, Agile, and hybrid cloud.​ Organizations can accelerate the pace of software development, deployment, and innovation by combining DevOps with a hybrid cloud architecture and embracing Agile development methodologies. The State of DevOps DevOps describes the working relationship between software development and

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