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

5 Mistakes SMB’s Can Avoid When Moving to the Cloud

As Featured On ReadWriteWeb.Com 1. Loving a Cloud before determining the problem you are trying to solve. Just move to the cloud. It’s easy right? As they say on TV…”To the Cloud!”. The fact is, moving to the cloud as an SMB can be both advantageous and overwhelming. Adopting cloud computing technology within your organization

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

3 Tips for Getting Started With Cloud Computing

There is a ton of noise around Cloud Computing these days and it can be extremely confusing as to what it really is and how it can benefit your organization.  I wanted to take a few moments to share with you how organizations can get started with the Cloud with three easy tips. First and

Skytap Selected By AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 Private Company

Skytap was selected by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 winner last week. The OnDemand 100 is made up of the top private on-demand and SaaS companies that are carving out the cloud computing landscape with fresh and innovative technology. Skytap has achieved this prestigious accolade for being the leading provider of self-service cloud automation

Cloud Freedom or Cloud Control? Why Not Both?

Let’s face it. As users, we all love the cloud model.  Cloud enables us with self-service freedom, on-demand resources and pay-as-you go flexibility. In a matter of minutes we can get access to cloud resources without too many constraints. That freedom leaves users wanting more. The proof of this adoption is evident in both market

Five Must Haves For A Successful Hybrid Cloud Implementation

Businesses have spent millions of dollars to create optimized data centers that contain important business policies and corporate data. At the same time, functional users are racing to adopt the cloud model for application dev/test, migration, training and IT sandbox purposes. IT leaders are often faced with the pressures of enabling users with cloud based

Software Enabled Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

Anyone who develops and tests software is all to familiar with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).  In general this is the process for developers developing applications, checking out their code into a repository, and then checking it back in. Later in the lifecycle, Quality Assurance (QA) teams take these builds and install them into

Desktops in the Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about the virtualization of desktop’s in the last 12-18 months. More specifically corporate America has moved more to a best practices approach of centralizing desktops on a series of virtual machines so the end user can access their “corporate desktop” computer utilizing an older PC, home PC, or

Five Tips To Find a Cloud That is Ready For Your Users

Cloud computing is here to stay. It has quickly earned a reputation as a powerful business enabler based on benefits such as scalability, availability, on-demand access, rapid deployment and low cost.  To date, IT savvy users in development and test functions have quickly adopted the cloud model to accelerate application lifecycles. With recent innovations in

Skytap Sponsors CloudCamp Seattle

Skytap is sponsoring CloudCamp Seattle on December 1, 2010 along with other Cloud industry leaders Microsoft, Amazon, Hubspan, IBM, and others. CloudCamp is an “unconference” where attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies. Skytap representatives John Janakiraman, CTO and

2011 Predictions for Cloud Automation Market

​2010 has been the year of early adopters for the cloud automation market. IT savvy users in development, test, training and sales functions adopted the cloud model to accelerate application lifecycle management. With recent innovations in usability and self-service capabilities, functional users in consulting, training, and sales demo areas are becoming the direct, empowered consumers of

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