5 Tips For Adopting Agile IT Methodologies

The cloud model provides convenient, affordable, and on-demand computing resources tailored for software development teams as well as augmenting in-house IT environments. Today’s leading companies use the cloud to change IT to be more agile and power their agile software development teams. Below are five tips that enable them to deliver agile IT. 1. Don’t

Skytap Introduces Hybrid Cloud Capabilities For Increased Simplicity, Security, Visibility, and Control

SEATTLE, Wash. – November 15, 2011 – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced the addition of new cloud computing capabilities that deliver on enterprise demand for simplicity, security, visibility and control. We recently recognized as a “Best of VMworld 2011” award winner in the public and hybrid cloud category, Skytap is building upon

7 Habits of Highly Effective Cloud Architects – Part Three

Lat week we posted part two of our series: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Cloud Architects. This week we will cover habits 6 and 7. Habit #6: Let your users share IT environments; be sure to manage user roles A big part of being agile in software development is the ability for developers, test engineers and support

Top 5 Reasons to Have a Cloud Strategist on Staff

The Cloud Strategist is a relatively new role with many companies that I have seen act as a pivotal piece in contemporary IT departments. This position will continue to play significant roles in mid to large IT Organizations in the years to come as more companies adopt the cloud for various areas of their business.

3 Cool Use Cases For The Cloud

There are many use cases for the cloud and often times starting small is the best way to ensure success when transitioning projects to the cloud. Over the past several months, I have seen the cloud used to address some interesting IT and business challenges. The use cases below are small in comparison to the

Keeping the Cloud Under Control

It’s no surprise that enterprises are continuing to increase their reliance on cloud computing. Users are ripe to take advantage of the cloud’s undeniable benefits including self-service freedom, flexibility, availability, scalability, and the simple joy of not having challenges related to hardware and software deployments. However, many business leaders have expressed concern about the security

Skytap to Deliver Cloud-Enabled Application Lifecycle Management With HP

Are you attending HP Discover 2011 in Las Vegas? If so, be sure to swing by the Skytap booth (#531) and learn how companies like HP, Google, Ellie Mae, Double-Take, LANDesk, Calypso, and hundreds more are using Skytap to move development and test projects to the cloud. With Skytap you can provide cloud testing capabilities that

Skytap to Deliver Cloud-Enabled Application Lifecycle Management With HP

Are you attending HP Discover 2011 in Las Vegas? If so, be sure to swing by the Skytap booth (#531) and learn how companies like HP, Google, Ellie Mae, Double-Take, LANDesk, Calypso, and hundreds more are using Skytap to move development and test projects to the cloud. With Skytap you can provide cloud testing capabilities that

Three Reasons Why DevOps and the Cloud are Perfect for Business Success

Original Post Can be found on ReadWriteWeb.Com here. 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, but complementary, directions.  We’re all familiar with the dynamic of the IT department. Typically, the

New Features Coming to Skytap Cloud

There are some new and exciting things coming to Skytap Cloud. We are constantly gathering feedback from our customers to help drive our innovation at Skytap. In our upcoming May Release new features targeted include: Large Sized Virtual Machines Users will now have the ability to run applications that have either heavy computational requirements, extremely large

3 Critical Questions to Ask Regarding Cloud Security

One of the biggest barriers to Cloud Computing adoption is security…as it should be. When evaluating applications and/or use cases to move to the Cloud, one must ask themselves three fundamental questions. First, does the use case that I want to put in the Cloud make sense from a security perspective? Second, will the data

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