VMworld: The Wrap-up

VMworld wrapped up yesterday, August 30, with a final day of hands-on labs and breakout sessions. Over the course of five days, some 20,000 attendees took advantage of the opportunity for education, discourse, and networking in IT infrastructure, applications, and operations. Our team at the Solutions Exchange spoke to hundreds of IT professionals–discussing new tech

Skytap ESXi Multi-Machine Templates a Hot Product at VMworld

​NetworkWorld has named Skytap ESXi Multi-Machine Templates a hot product at VMworld. Announced on August 22, our ESXi Multi-Machine Templates enable users to spin up a virtual machine in Skytap Cloud that runs the VMware vSphere ESXi hypervisor and vSphere client in fewer than 60 seconds. Using pre-built and pre-configured multi-machine templates for ESX 4.1

Virtual Private PaaS, Featuring Cloud Foundry Integration

Today, we’re proud to announce our Virtual Private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution that features the ability to spin up pre-configured, multi-VM Cloud Foundry environments in Skytap Cloud in fewer than 60 seconds. By using a secure VPN connection from Skytap Cloud to on-premise infrastructure, enterprise IT and development teams can have instant, on-demand access to a secure, self-contained, network-isolated Cloud Foundry environment

Camp IT: July 12 – Infrastructure, Operations, and Management

Brett Goodwin, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Skytap, will be speaking at Camp IT in Chicago on Thursday, July 12. The event takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont–two miles from Chicago O’Hare. The one-day conference is attended by IT executives, management, and staff who want to understand new

George Carlin Would Have Loved Hybrid Clouds

George Carlin’s bit on the importance of “stuff” is a comedy classic. As human beings, we have an innate need to acquire, hold, move, and find places to put our stuff. In our personal and professional lives, acquiring stuff can give us a sense of accomplishment, security, and control. Historically, acquiring stuff has been common practice

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

Are You Ready for Windows 8?

There’s no doubt that Microsoft is betting big on what they have rightfully called a “reimagining” of the company’s flagship operation system. Windows 8 looks to offer a significant opportunity to deliver new user experiences, and I would suspect that you are probably wondering how your business will best prepare itself for what this latest

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

Lab Manager EOL: Transitioning to a New Product

In part one of this three-part series, we looked at options for organizations that are currently running Lab Manager in light of the VMware decision to discontinue additional major releases of vCenter Lab Manager. In part 2, we’ll explore the option of transitioning to a new product. Transition to a Different Virtual Lab Management Product

Lab Manager EOL: Weighing Your Options

In early 2011, VMware announced its decision to discontinue additional major releases of vCenter Lab Manager. This leaves organizations that are currently running Lab Manager at a crossroads. They need to determine whether it’s best for them to continue using the virtual lab infrastructure that is already in place, or consider other options for their

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