Interop 2012 Notes: Zynga Moves from Public to Hybrid Cloud

One session in particular garnered a lot of attention at Interop 2012, Las Vegas. That session was Gaming the Hybrid Cloud: Lessons from Zynga’s zCloud given by Allan Leinwand, CTO at Zynga. TechTarget’s Alex Barrett summarized the session in her article: Why Zynga moved from public cloud to hybrid cloud. In it, she asked a

Dev and Ops: Night and Day. Science and Art. 1s and 0s.

For years now, software development teams and operations/system administrators have maintained this kind of yin and yang duality, pushing each other in opposing yet complementary directions. We’re all familiar with the dynamic of the IT department. Typically, the development team’s raison d’être is to deliver new features to end users. Meanwhile, operations/system administrators focus on

Meet the Next Generation of Secure Remote Access

As part of our April Skytap Cloud product release, we’re proud to introduce SmartClient™. So, what is SmartClient? In short, it lets customers access Skytap Cloud™ virtual machines using a new browser app, or a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)-capable client, on any device including desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Early adopter feedback has been overwhelmingly

Brett Goodwin to Speak at Cloud Fair 2012 – Seattle, WA

Brett Goodwin, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Skytap, will be speaking at two different events at Cloud Fair 2012 in Seattle, WA. On Wednesday, April 18 at 4pm, Brett’s topic will be Tips and Tricks for Rolling Out Applications Faster in the Cloud. And on Thursday, April 19 at 3pm, Brett will speak about

What We Learned at EclipseCon 2012 in Reston, VA

We just returned from EclipseCon 2012 – the annual meeting of the EclipseCon open source community. VP of Products, Brian White, spoke about cloud-enabled development and provided specifics on which application workloads are ideal for the cloud model. He also talked about how the use of cloud computing supports Agile development practices.  In our own

Skytap Joins Forces with HP and Orasi to Power New CloudPerform Solution

Our customers repeatedly echoed the same challenge: how can we enable our dev/test teams to deliver high quality software on time and on budget? With the increasing adoption of the cloud, many enterprises are starting to realize how this new computing paradigm can effectively support this effort. In fact, according to Alexandra Weber Morales, a

Skytap Cloud Recognized as 2011 Products of the Year Winner

SEATTLE, Wash. – January 16, 2012 – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that the Skytap Cloud was named a 2011 Product of the Year winner by TechTarget’s SearchServerVirtualization.com in the Virtualization Management category. For the second consecutive year, Skytap was recognized for its self-service simplicity, as well as

Skytap Cloud Recognized as 2011 Products of the Year Winner

SEATTLE, Wash. – January 16, 2012 – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that the Skytap Cloud was named a 2011 Product of the Year winner by TechTarget’s SearchServerVirtualization.com in the Virtualization Management category. For the second consecutive year, Skytap was recognized for its self-service simplicity, as well as

Skytap Announces Over One Million Virtual Machines Launched

SEATTLE, Wash. – January 9, 2011 – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that over one million virtual machines (VMs) have been launched by customers using its leading Skytap Cloud service. This represents a major milestone for Skytap, which provides businesses with an easy and secure way to create

Skytap Announces Compliance with SSAE (SOC 1) Standards

SEATTLE, Wash. – January 9, 2012 – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that it has completed an examination in conformity with the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization. The SSAE 16 audit effectively replaces SAS 70 as the

Skytap Announces Over One Million Virtual Machines Launched

SEATTLE, Wash. – January 9, 2011 – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that over one million virtual machines (VMs) have been launched by customers using its leading Skytap Cloud service. This represents a major milestone for Skytap, which provides businesses with an easy and secure way to create

Cushman & Wakefield Selects Skytap to Build Development and Test Environments in the Cloud

Seattle, Wash. – December 12, 2011 – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately held real estate services firm operating in 230 global locations across 60 countries, has chosen to move its application development and test environments to the Skytap Cloud. Cushman

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