Skytap CTO Brad Schick has been invited to speak at the 2015 Seattle Technology Leadership Summit and the OpenStack Summit Vancouver on the following day! We sat down with Brad to learn more about hybrid apps, enterprise cloud adoption, Bimodal IT, and some of the exciting benefits that OpenStack and Skytap can provide our growing communities.
With the growth of cloud computing, technical managers are looking for ways to leverage this emerging platform to improve performance, reduce costs, and better serve their users. Due to the complexity of enterprise applications and their dependence on legacy systems, many have concluded that moving to the cloud is simply impossible. Please join Skytap for
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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.
As we pass the midpoint of 2013, we’re revisiting the most popular content on the Skytap blog. Across the cloud computing industry as a whole, people wrote about things like why application development is better in the cloud, the different value propositions of public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions, and the variety of concerns relating
Benjamin Franklin coined the enduring phrase ‘Time is money.’ That was more than 2 centuries ago and it is particularly apt when describing cloud computing today. A defining characteristic of cloud computing—whether public, private, or hybrid—is its self-service nature. Computing resources are delivered on demand and end users pay based on their consumption levels, which