Skytap CTO, Brad Schick, to Speak at AWS re:Invent

​Join Skytap  at AWS re:Invent on Thursday, November 14 to hear Skytap CTO, Brad Schick, along with Skytap customers Fulcrum, DataXu and F5 for a session on Application Darwinism – Why Most Enterprise Apps Will Evolve to the Cloud. Overview: Complex multi-tier enterprise applications have often been under development for decades, leaving many to assume that these projects have dependencies on underlying operating systems,

User Support Series: Guide to the Dashboard

In this edition of the user support series we’re going to walk through the Skytap Dashboard. The dashboard was recently redesigned from the ground up. We focused our efforts on crafting a great user experience with a new navigation structure a refined look and feel. Getting Started Widget The Getting Started widget features how-to videos

How DevOps Helps Move Your Automated Testing to the Cloud

I recently had an article published on Techwell.com entitled: How DevOps Helps Move Your Automated Testing to the Cloud. The subject of development and testing in the cloud is highly relevant to today’s enterprises. Leading software companies are discovering that leveraging the cloud for development allows teams to quickly spin up multiple development stacks and

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

CAMP IT: Cloud Computing Strategies – The Next Generation

Since 1984, CAMP IT Conferences has produced events designed to help IT professionals understand new technologies and make the critical, strategic, and tactical decisions for their enterprises. The speakers at CAMP IT all have practical experience in their topic area, as well as excellent presentation skills. Over 32,000 enterprise IT executives, management, and technical-staff representing

Disaster Scenario: Will You Have Cloud Safety and In-House Control?

This summer, an interesting story about a cloud consultancy’s in-house systems breaking down due to a local disaster made the rounds: How my company went 100 percent cloud. In short, one night around 2 a.m., a drunk driver who was fleeing a hit-and-run drove his SUV directly into a building adjacent to the company and

Cloud Computing and the Security of Capital Markets

I recently sat down with Danial Faizullabhoy from the Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) to recount the story of the Quantum Dawn 2 (QD2) project. The purpose of QD2 was to test the security of capital markets during cyber attacks and other catastrophic events. Norwich University has been a Skytap customer for quite a

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

Using Cloud Foundry v2 in Skytap Cloud

On August 28, 2013, Skytap announced the availability of the Cloud Foundry v2 template in the Skytap Cloud Public Template Library. This template includes the following virtual machines: A Cloud Foundry v2 node preconfigured with the Cloud Foundry v2 command line interface (CLI), a defined organization, spaces, domain, and a running application. A Cloud Foundry

Ask a Skytap Engineer: Ian Bone

For this edition of the ‘Ask a Skytap Engineer’ series, I spoke with Ian Bone, an engineer on Skytap’s networking team. Ian’s been all over the stack at a variety of large and small employers, and he really dislikes doing work that computers can do for him. In his spare time, Ian bikes, dances, does

Agile 2013: Creating Software Better and Faster

The Skytap team recently returned from Agile 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference offered anyone involved with software development a unique opportunity to explore the depth of Agile techniques. Skytap was proud to be a part of all the methodologies and tools that were on display during the week. And over at the Skytap booth,

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

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