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Skytap

Skytap provides cloud automation solutions for enterprises and software vendors to develop, test, migrate, evaluate, demo, and train on new and existing applications in the cloud.

• Functional users are empowered to create cloud based virtual environments, run applications without code changes, and collaborate globally using a self-service UI.

• IT professionals get visibility and control over cloud deployments, enforce security, usage, and budget policies, and reduce costs by up to 70%.

• Enterprises can securely connect Skytap to their data center and create hybrid clouds.

Businesses of all sizes can deploy Skytap in a day and accelerate their transformation to the cloud.

Our Website: http://skytap.com/


Whitepaper: Gartner: 7 Steps to Improve Release Velocity

by SkytapSep 10, 2014

With business increasing its rate of change, I&O must improve current practices to meet the ever-changing demands of its end-user community. As a result, I&O groups are currently under intense pressure to accelerate releases. One particular approach to consider is to clearly identify the business requirement for speed, and adjust velocity accordingly. Additionally, it is imperative to take into account that, as the size of the release increases, the speed applied will decrease. With this in mind, Gartner has developed the following "on ramp" for enterprise I&O groups that provides a methodology to improve release cycle times. View it now!


Whitepaper: Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and Cloud-based Labs

by SkytapSep 02, 2014

From a benefits perspective, lifecycle virtualization technologies deliver a quick and measurable economic impact, just as server virtualization has for the datacenter. Lifecycle virtualization includes the technology of virtual and cloud-based labs. Virtual and cloud-based labs enable development and QA to access production equivalent environments on-demand, anytime and anywhere. Virtual and cloud-based lab technology is a must-have for enterprises of all types and sizes to help reduce overall software cycle times and create an optimized environment for development and testing activities. This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help organizations justify the investment in virtual and cloud-based labs.


Whitepaper: Your Guide to VMware Lab Manager Replacement

by SkytapAug 09, 2014

VMware officially ended support for its Lab Manager product in May. Due to its popularity, the Lab Manager EOL is leaving many teams searching for a lab management solution that will provide them the same key features and benefits as Lab Manager. Using cloud services as a lab manager replacement are becoming more popular. Cloud service providers can offer the flexibility, agility, and scalability that give companies (and IT Pros) what they need for the virtual lab environments.

Migrating away from vCenter Lab Manager has inherent challenges. Identifying specific use cases that align with features offered by cloud service providers will accelerate your migration and improve your success when selecting an alternative lab management solution. This new guide examine these benefits and considerations of various replacement strategies.


Whitepaper: Agility in the Cloud: How Dev/Test Teams Can Increase Velocity While Reducing Defects

by SkytapApr 09, 2014

Over the past decade, Agile development methods and continuous integration have seen broad adoption across the enterprise, large ISVs, and even amongst system integrators. Adopting an Agile mindset can help development and test teams improve software quality, shorten release cycles, and enable business owners and stakeholders to quickly deliver higher value to their customers. Yet, even after adopting Agile methods, dev/test teams still struggle with obtaining, building, and managing the resources and computing environments they need.

This paper discusses how cloud-based computing environments can aid dev/test teams by removing impediments due to resource and environment constraints.


Whitepaper: Cloud-Enabled Software: Putting the Agile into the Infrastructure

by SkytapApr 09, 2014

Great software has changed our world. In order to thrive in today's market, your organization must be more innovative than ever before. Agile development enables teams to build better software faster, but development teams are often limited by inelastic resources. To be truly agile, dev/test teams require elastic, automated, self-service resources that work with on-premise infrastructure.

Download this white paper to learn more.


Whitepaper: Accelerate Software Development with DevOps and Hybrid Cloud

by SkytapDec 02, 2013

Agile methodologies give development and test teams the ability to build software at a faster rate than ever before. Combining DevOps with hybrid cloud architectures give teams not just the principles, but also the technology necessary to achieve their goals.

By combining hybrid cloud and DevOps:

• IT departments maintain control, visibility, and security
• Dev/test teams remain agile and collaborative
• Organizational barriers are broken down
• Innovation and automation can thrive

Download this white paper to read more.


Whitepaper: Cloud-Enabled Software Development and Testing: Putting the Agile into the Infrastructure

by SkytapDec 02, 2013

Great software has changed our world. In order to thrive in today's market, your organization must be more innovative than ever before. Agile development enables teams to build better software faster, but development teams are often limited by inelastic resources. To be truly agile, dev/test teams require elastic, automated, self-service resources that work with on-premise infrastructure.

Download this white paper to learn more.


Whitepaper: SharePoint in the Cloud: Environment Management and Complex Application Integration

by SkytapDec 01, 2013

SharePoint comes with collaboration capabilities that allow organizations to address their business needs. Unfortunately, SharePoint's advantages come with a number of challenges and pain points. Combining SharePoint with Skytap Cloud eliminates many challenges, especially those related to dev/test.

Download the white paper to learn more about how we make SharePoint development and testing easier.