Guest Post: [Infographic] SDLC Acceleration Summit Poll Results

This post originally appeared on the Parasoft blog. ​At the 2014 SDLC Acceleration Summit in San Francisco, industry experts gathered to discuss the future of the SDLC and share best practices for delivering better software faster. Throughout the event, attendees participated in real-time “SDLC Pulse” polls to share their opinions about the current state of

Development and Test Lab Management Survey Now Available

We’d like to take a minute to introduce an opportunity to take part in a survey that should yield some fascinating results—results that you’ll be provided in a report for free just for participating in the survey!  voke, a modern analyst firm specializing in application lifecycle innovation, put the survey together and we can’t wait

Product Manager Matt Ayers on Skytap’s Integration with Amazon Web Services

Hi folks, I’m a product manager here at Skytap and I wanted to take some time to talk about our newly-launched support for Skytap on Amazon Web Services. Since beginning a private beta program last November, we’ve been working closely with our customers who use AWS, and after receiving extensive customer feedback, we are releasing

Theresa Lanowitz on Solving Age-Old Problems in the Enterprise

Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking with Theresa Lanowitz today, who is the founder of voke. Theresa is going to be giving a keynote at this year’s STAREAST conference on May 8, in Orlando, Florida. The keynote is titled “Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next Generation Enterprise.” I wanted

TechNW Series: Cloud & Big Data

TechNW is a meeting of the brightest minds and most innovative technology companies in the Northwest. It is the region’s high profile, must-attend forum for learning, business development and strategic networking. By fostering intellectual and creative interaction among industry leaders, TechNW provides critical insights into the future of ever-evolving tech sectors, many that originated and

STARWEST: Be a Testing Rock Star

Next week in Anaheim, the Skytap team will be attending STARWEST as a proud gold sponsor. STARWEST is the premier event for software testers and quality assurance professionals—covering all your testing needs with 100+ learning and networking opportunities. The conference includes: Keynotes featuring recognized thought leaders In-depth half- and full-day tutorials Conference sessions covering major

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

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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